Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder Review

chasing brooklynChasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: January 5th 2010
Pages: 412
Age Level: Young Adult    
Obtained: Bought

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.

My Thoughts:

This book is beautiful. It’s written in two perspectives, which I looooove! It’s a book told in verse, which I didn’t know until after I had bought the book and I’ve said this before but I tend to stay away from verse because sometimes they are very difficult to understand but this book has to be considered song worthy! This book made me want to believe that something good can happen out of a tragedy. It’s about forgiveness and being able to stand out and hope for something better. Brooklyn lost someone she clearly cared about, but so did Nico. It’s difficult for both of them in their totally different ways but you can tell each of them have a hard time dealing with Lucas’ death and this story tells it so clearly and you can just fell your heart quench when certain things happen. Anyway, it’s really good and def my favorite book by Schroeder! I give this book 4 out of 5 paws!

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the blog:

Do you like books written in verse? If so, which ones? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads


  1. I also loved this and can't wait to read more of Lisa's books!

  2. I'd like to read this one. I've recently become interested in verse novels, and I've heard this one is good.