June 11, 2011

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

Restless souls and empty hearts Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

 Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
 Published January 5th 2010 by Simon Pulse

"Love doesn't tell time. Love is simply just there or it isn't."
I thought this book was AMAZING.  Romantic and very original and oh so good. L.S. has her own style of writing her books, it's written in verse,  but this one is exceptionally sweet, emotional and sexy.  I couldn't put it down! One of my favorite ghost-contemporary story of all time!

 We have two narrators its Brooklyn and Nico, and I should say it is really nice knowing whats on their mind, pouring out their feelings in every pages. I love Brooklyn, her character was effective , its close to reality - like any other person who suffers from a great lost. I felt so bad for her. Brooklyn's mother and brother had left her, Luca died and now Gabe is gone too, she have never felt so alone and her world is collapsing.. really fast. And Nico,  -who's also grieving over his Luca's death- , , is trying to convince Brooklyn that she needs someone to help her get through with her situation, but Brooklyn is refraining herself from any help. Nico who's trying so hard to be strong, when deep inside his also close to giving up... but something strange is happening.. it started with a dream. A really really bad dream.. or was it?

Two lives, two broken hearted souls.. Will Nico be on time to save Brooklyn's precious life that is falling apart? Will Brooklyn help Nico from breaking down?
My heart breaks.
Also not the first time.
I long to go after him.
To find him
and hold him
and kiss him
in the loveliest of gardens.
The emotional side is the best part in this book. Letting go of the past or someone you love is really hard, it takes courage and help from a family and friends to overcome so much pain, you'll never be able to do it alone. You need to let those people who cares for you in to your heart.  and finally move on with your life, its not actually totally "forgetting" but  life is not something you give up that easily, Life must go on.. Life is beautiful, no matter what!
 The beautiful thing is, music can be like a time machine. One song- the lyrics, the melody, the mood- can take you back to a moment in time like nothing else can.
Loved loved loved it. The ending was bittersweet, I was in tears. Truly inspiring, very realistic and a life-changing story. You guys, you have to check this one out! For real! I can only say so much to best describe this book. But if you enjoyed this book too  like I did, huzzaaahhh!

 I'll wait for you at the finish line.

1 comment:

  1. I thought reading books like this will be boring or something, but when I started reading and fall in the characters, I realized that I’m starting not just to like it but I fell in love with the book.


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