I Heart You, You Haunt Me


Title: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

Author: Lisa Schroeder

Summary: Written in verse, this short novel is a moving story about loss, grief, and the power of love. Ava’s boyfriend Jackson died suddenly in a terrible accident at the end of the school year. As Ava grieves, she thinks she sees Jackson’s face when she looks in the mirror, although she knows it’s just her guilt and grief. But then Ava begins to sense his presence – a blast of cold air in the room, the CD player turning on. Soon, she can even hear his voice and see him in her dreams. Ava is being haunted.

Ava’s friends and family urge her to move on and live her life, while she is determined to spend as much time with Jackson as she can. But what kind of relationship can you have with a ghost?

Who will like this book?: Fans of ghost stories and impossible romances. Readers of verse novelists like Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins. People looking for a quick read with a good story.

If you like this, try this: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. For a more intense ghost story, check out A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian