Review (sort of): The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Catastrophic

5/5 STARS!

I’ll go straight to the point. Despite some reviews that say this is corny and melodramatic, I loved it, loved absolutely every word from the very beginning up to the very last word of the Acknowledgement.^^

“REVENGE MAY BE SWEET, BUT BOOK DEALS ARE DEFINITELY SWEETER.”

To me, it’s a beautiful and quirky (two adjectives you don’t see together often) novel about heartbreak in all its possible meanings. It’s mysterious, fantastical, very intriguing, romantic, seriously funny (certainly had dozens and dozens of lol moments like “R to the I to the P”) and utterly heartbreaking (the friends ritual at the beach had me choking on this huge lump in my throat), IT REALLY IS UNIQUELY CATASTROPHIC and IN A GOOD WAY.

All the elements perfectly blend in from the narrative method, tone and everything else. I loved that it reads more like a fantasy book than anything else and that’s why I completely enjoyed it. I enjoyed all those pop references (Friends reference for the win. I sing smelly cat all too like all the time. Lol!) and I adore the song titles for every chapter. I keep guessing what a chapter is about based on the song title. This totally makes it to my favorites this year aside from the Harry Potter books. Sorry about this useless review (if it could even be called that). You’re just going to have to read the book to know what I’m gushing about here.

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