Me Since You

Me Since You Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl s journey from innocence to devastating loss and ultimately to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding in this beautiful and painfully hone

Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice Before and After That s how Rowan Areno sees her life now Before she was a normal sixteen yeLaura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice Before and After That s how Rowan Areno sees her life now Before she was a normal sixteen year old a little too sheltered by her police officer father and her mother After everything she once believed has been destroyed in the wake of a shattering tragedy, and every day is there to be survived.If she had known, on that Friday in March when she cut school, that a random stranger s shocking crime would have traumatic consequences, she never would have left campus If the crime video never went viral, maybe she could have saved her mother, grandmother and herself from the endless replay of heartache and grief.Finding a soul mate in Eli, a witness to the crime who is haunted by losses of his own, Rowan begins to see there is no simple, straightforward path to healing wounded hearts Can she learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again

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  1. Laura Wiess is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Such a Pretty Girl, chosen as one of the ALA s 2008 Best Books for Young Adults and 2008 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, and Leftovers Originally from Milltown, New Jersey, she traded bumper to bumper traffic, excellent pizza, and summer days down the shore for scenic roads, bears, no pizza delivery, and the irresistible allure of an old stone house surrounded by forests in Pennsylvania s Endless Mountains Region Email Laura Wiess at laura laurawiess or visit laurawiess for information.

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  1. A sad but moving novel Me Since You is a difficult, yet eye opening journey into the deep, dark abyss of grief It doesn t start out as an emotional train wreck, though, which is something I really appreciated We get introduced to Rowan as a normal teenager We see her living a normal life, with the angst and risk that come with teenage antics There s also some romance involved that s refreshingly cute and full of the new relationship happiness and hope The tragedy itself only occurs past a quarte [...]

  2. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsSobbing.Sobbing.2 hours later.Eating chocolate that Eileen sent via the internet.Thinks of Me Since You.Starts sobbing again Well that sucked Not the book, but the fact that I had to hold in all my tears as I read this book on the train and at the state library Trust me people there were a lot of tears wanting to fall Right now, I just want to sit in a hole with my chocolate and ice cream and blanket and hide there for eternity Is that allowed Please do let it be [...]

  3. Rowan is a normal teenager A little rebellious A little bit overtaken by her dominant BFF She loves her family and worries about saving money for a car, what clothes to wear, and how people at school see her All that changes the morning that a man decides to kill himself and his baby boy Rowan s dad was the responding officer that morning, and while he s dealt with his share of tough situations over the years, the backlash that comes from the media and public because of this incident pushes him [...]

  4. Me Since You is hands down the most powerful and emotional book I have ever read This book ripped me to emotional shreds I have never cried so much over one book in my entire life.If you don t like sad books, turn away now Me Since You is not just sad it s devastating The genuine loss and hopelessness that drips from the words in this book will cripple you a thousand times over I read this book in increments, and each time I picked up the book again, the tears immediately started up again.Me Sin [...]

  5. I ll admit it I picked up this book for its cover alone In fact, I ve been itching to try a Wiess novel precisely because of her covers Either they are breath taking in their beauty or eye catching in their simplicity Wiess s latest novel, though not perfect, has certainly ignited a thirst for of her work With an effortless writing style, Wiess captures dark, gritty emotions in their rawest form Granted, her novels are not easy to read not by a long shot but they are worth it.Me Since You is a [...]

  6. I will never understand how life can rip your heartout with one hand and then give you a small,warm piece of it back with the other How can something so good come from somethingso terrible Sometimes trying a new book by an author that you ve never tried before can be daunting But by just reading the first few pages of Me Since You, I knew I would love this book and would read anything written by Wiess right away Wiess captured the grief that Rowan and her family had to go through really well Not [...]

  7. Initial Thoughts About a 3 or 3.5 star read for me This was a difficult read for me It was outside my usual genre and it dealt with depression, suicide, and death, along with the aftermath for the surviving family members It s sad It will make you cry It s hard to read, just because of the emotions The Review Christal and I read this book as part of the Jumble Your Genres Challenge from Lovin los Libros You can read our thoughts onMe Since You at Badass Book Reviews.Me Since You is outside my us [...]

  8. Can a person actually die of sadness How about of a broken heart Big sigh I was not prepared for the emotional turmoil that this book inflicted on me Goodness It was such a stressing and emotional read, from the very opening chapters at that I just stuffs mouth with ice cream Laura Weiss has an effortless beauty in her writing that is mesmerizing It keeps you flipping pages, even while your heart is breaking I fell in love with her prose, which encompassed and depicted Rowan s, the MC, voice and [...]

  9. 3.5 StarsMe Since You is a story about grief and regret It s a story that will hopefully draw a few tears, if not buckets full It will leave you tired and drained but in a good way Hopefully you ll be able to connect to this piece of art just like I had It s such an emotional roller coaster that has a few dips and stops but is great.Unfortunately, this novel has a hard time being realistic at moments The times when Rowan needs Eli the most, he s miraculously there No one goes to prom without a t [...]

  10. 2.5 Stars.Me Since You reminds me of a very long Winter, or a cloudy day, You wait and wait for the sun to shine through, and the Spring to rear it s head, but ultimately it stays cloudy, and hey it s January so suck it up Winter is going to be around for a long while yet.Well written, developed story Can t say I was that enamoured with Rowan, she seemed to take everything so personally, or somehow twist it up so much she managed to make it her fault.If you are looking for some out and out angst [...]

  11. 2.5 stelline Questo libro si rivelato tutto, fuorch quello che mi sarei aspettata.Lento, triste ed angosciante oltre ogni possibile immaginazioneNon fraintendetemi, pretendo che una lettura mi faccia vivere emozioni intense e contrastanti, ma questo libro un funerale continuo Una girandola di emozioni soffocanti, che molto spesso diventavano pesanti da leggere.Pagine e pagine di dolore, sofferenza, rimorso, rimpianto e colpa, per non avere saputo prevedere l inevitabile.Rowan una protagonista ch [...]

  12. The older I get, the harder time I have with grief filled books Me Since You is beautifully written and emotionally evocative, but I couldn t keep reading it there was just too much for me If you want an ugly cry, an lovely writing, this is a good choice Apropos of nothing, I really love the cover model s hair.

  13. Grief She shakes her head You can t hide from it There is no over, under or around it No avoiding It will stay until you make your way through it This book right here broke my heart The subject matter is so intense It is full of such raw honesty and heartbreak I lived every single one of the emotions as they were experienced throughout the story I m not even sure what I was expecting when I started reading this, but it definitely wasn t what I got It was everything I could have possibly hoped fo [...]

  14. Me since this bookThis is such a difficult book to rate I really am having a difficult time settling on a star rating Normally I just rate on how enjoyable I found a book, but Me Since You was so thoroughly and heartbreakingly sad can I really say that I enjoyed myself reading it Mmm, that might be a stretchSo, if I can t do that, perhaps I should rate on writing quality Well, actually, if we re going there, the present tense narrative and the unfathomable allergy to pronouns drove me slightly b [...]

  15. I went into this novel expecting a story of a school shooting What I got instead was something very different and unexpectedly triggering We re talking not being able to sleep because of crying until 4AM.So my TRIGGER WARNINGS to you are also SPOILERS view spoiler Depression Suicide hide spoiler If you d prefer something specific view spoiler Paternal depression and suicide hide spoiler You ve been warned.

  16. One of THE best books I ve ever read Hands down Gorgeous prose, real characters, and a respectful, honest dialogue about mental illness coupled with a profound look at grief and healing make this a stand out novel that will linger with me for a long time to come ALSO Eli SWOON.

  17. Check out YA Book Queens for reviews NOTE I received this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.Before reading this book, I wanted to pick up a nice feel good contemporary book with a love interest that would make me want to swoon Imagine my surprise when I cried halfway through reading this book That s right, guys I cried during this book The emotional roller coaster that this book put me through was something that I was not anticipating whatsoever I honestly [...]

  18. Check out of my reviews at Singing and Reading in the Rain Me Since You, told from a sixteen year old girl named Rowan s point of view, is powerful and demands to be felt What her perspective brings is to watch the destruction of a loved one After her police officer father fails to save a man and a baby from committing suicide, he spirals into a depression, one that absolutely wrecks him and his family Rowan s entire world was falling around her, as she tried to cope with the tragedy of her fat [...]

  19. Teens and tragedy appear to go hand in hand lately It is unfortunate in a way because it makes the teen years much difficult than they already are Still, there is an attraction between the two that is difficult to ignore, if only because misery does love company Besides, people find solace in another person s pain to some extent.The most emotionally difficult scenes within the story are also the ones that emphasize Ms Wiess mastery of the emotions within the story Rowan s, as well as her mother [...]

  20. Rowan and I, you could say we were in the same situation that s far as I can share But we re not on the same page as far as the grieving goes I mean, every one of us deal with this kind of pain differently And even though we had a common denominator I sort of felt detached to her I guess it was too overwhelming to me and I wasn t completely committed to her issues.Rowan s father is a police officer and one day, he failed to save the guy from committing suicide And that s where it all started He [...]

  21. Me Since You , even the title makes you pause for a moment to think of all of the implications of that phrase Most of us can relate Most of us have had a person in our life whose absence or presence alters our whole self Rowan Areno s Father Nicky is a highly respected and decorated Police Officer He keeps a tight rein on Rowan because he has seen firsthand the dangers out there If only he could protect Rowan If only he could save everyone.Rowan was just a normal sixteen year old girl before the [...]

  22. It s been a long time since I ve found a book like ME SINCE YOU, one that compelled me to carry it around with me everywhere I went, because I didn t want to stop reading it for a second I gobbled it up in a manner of days And it will resonate with me for a long time.There is so much about this book to love The writing is beautiful and engaging The characters are relatable The story is heart breaking, yet addictive It s rare to find a book that leads one through so many different emotions hope, [...]

  23. Review title No, YOU cried your eyes out This was one of those Lost in Mount TBR books.You know the ones.You buy them on a whim thinking OOH I saw a good review for this I must have it I m pretty sure I bought it for the Book Outlet Boxing Day sale in 2014 or something.Anyway this meant thatI really didn t expect to love it so much Or cry so much Seriously, guys, I was a mess Let me tell you that I read a LOT of contemporary YA And this is one of the best treatments of mental illness that I ve s [...]

  24. I wanted to read Me Since You because I have read Laura Wiess before and I liked her dark contemporary and writing style, so of course, I wanted to pick this up Luckily it was available on Edelweiss and I was able to grab a copy.Me Since You is a dark book, about a girl and boy connected by a crime and then their friendship and budding relationship deepens as they spend time together and as their pasts line up and they are able to offer understanding and a warm shoulder or hug at moments of desp [...]

  25. I feel like a complete loner writing this review I may be in the 1% of readers who aren t head over heels in love with this book I didn t find myself crying or needing to call relatives to remind them how much they mean to me after reading this book I, unforteuntly, felt no emotional connection with Me Since you I tried, I really did but i never found myself invested in the story or any of the characters And this sucks so much because I had specifically picked this book up thinking it would shat [...]

  26. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss 16 year old Rowan seems to always be getting in trouble for things, and even gets brought home by the police something that her parents especially dislike considering that her father is also a police officer.When her father is unable to stop a man from killing himself and his young son, he begins to suffer from depression though, and doesn t seem like himself at all.Can Row [...]

  27. Ho acquistato questo libro convinta di avere tra le mani un altra, semplice storia YA, con i suoi giovani amori, i suoi piccoli difetti e una necessaria leggerezza E invece no, invece questo uno YA completamente diverso, molto pi cupo, pi ostico e pi lento Ma queste caratteristiche non hanno sminuito la trama, me l hanno fatta amare, perch bello che alcuni autori affrontino temi del genere.Questa la storia di Rowan, 16enne in piena crisi adolescenziale, che salta la scuola e ama le feste, che vo [...]

  28. Sixteen year old Rowan Areno s life changes as she watches her father spiral deeper and deeper into depression After failing to convince a man not to commit suicide with his newborn son, Rowan s dad, a police officer, blames himself The depression hits, and after fighting a hard battle, her dad loses and commits suicide, leaving Rowan lost and disappointed What s worse, he didn t even leave a note Me Since You is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed because of its uniqueness and how deeply I connect [...]

  29. This book was probably the hardest to put down because I started really liking it, since the start the relationship between Rowan and her father was touching and I really liked the friendship possible romance between her and Eli but this book hit a point where it was so depressing that it became painful to read it and I could only read in small doses until I couldn t take any.I think readers who like books about grief and depression will love this one since is extremely touching but be aware tha [...]

  30. A very powerful story about grief and how it affects everyone differently It brings up a lot of important issues like depression, the what ifs in life, family, and what friendship is or should be I was very emotional throughout the entire novel but I found it to be an important read that I m thankful to have given a chance.

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