Saturday, June 5, 2010
I heart you, You haunt me by Lisa Schroeder
But dating a ghost has it's problems. Before long Ava finds that her sanity and privacy are too high a price to pay for love. She begins avoiding Jackson and that means avoiding sleep. She doesn't know where to turn for help since even her best friend thinks Ava's crazy when she confides in her. In the end, Ava has to let go of guilt and embrace life to free herself and to free Jackson.
I heart you, You haunt me is poignant quiet story. But the chord it really touched in me is the one so many editors and agents are dying to bring to the printed page; a unique voice. The author's ability to capture 15 old Ava's voice with truth and simplicity is what really makes this quiet story shine. The poems are rich and insightful and yet as subtle as the scent of sandalwood shaving cream that alerts Ava to Jackson's ghostly presence. They echo passion and grief and confusion and fear as readily as they do love. It's one of those 'one sitting' books that you won't want to put down until you turn the last satisfying page.