Author: Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 Stars!
Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back...
Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.
Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.~Goodreads
This story is so wondrously written in verse, that it's impossible to put it down. If you're skeptical to read it because it's written verse, DON'T BE! It's so worth it & honestly amazing! I totally forgot that this was my first "ghost story" but i didn't forgot how emotionally impacting it is. Gosh, why are ghost stories always so freakin' sad? Tears will fall (kinda like heads will roll...but not) when reading this book!
The story starts off with the main character Ava at her boyfriend Jackson's funeral. So the book is filled with flashbacks of their relationship and those flashbacks are nothing short of beautiful. They really let you see what Ava and Jackson's relationship was like and it was absolutely adorable.
While Ava tries to cope with losing Jackson she suddenly starts to feel his presence, and it becomes even harder to move on while he's still around (sound familiar? Kinda like another one of my favorite books!)
Ava goes from blaming herself for Jackson's death, to understanding she needs to move on and let him go completely. A incredibly heart-wrenching and touching read, i HIGHLY recommend it!