Lissa's Review: The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram
RELEASED: June 20, 2017
GENRE: ya, contemporary romance
LENGTH: 311 pages
From the bestselling teen and young adult author of Cinder & Ella comes a new heart-wrenching romance sure to bring all the feels. The tragic death of Spencer Schott unravels the lives of the two people he loved most—his girlfriend Bailey and his best friend Wes. Secrets and guilt from that fateful night keep both Bailey and Wes from overcoming Spencer’s loss and moving on with their lives. Now, nearly a year later, both Bailey and Wes are still so broken over what happened that Spencer can’t find peace in the afterlife. In order to put his soul to rest, he’s given one chance to come back and set things right...even if that means setting up his girlfriend with his best friend. With the emotional resonance of Jellicoe Road and the magical realism of The Lovely Bones, The Ghost of You and Me is a story about overcoming grief, finding redemption for past mistakes, and the healing power of friendship and love. Fans of John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Nicholas Sparks are sure to love this haunting new tale from Kelly Oram.
FIVE (HUGE) BOUNDLESS STARS
The Ghost of You and Me is one of the most heartbreaking but beautiful stories, I have read in a really long time.
Bailey has lost someone that meant the world to her. The one true person in her life that she loved so deeply. She has been in a haze for over a year. Being numb to the whole world. But something happens, that changes everything. It has been awhile since I’ve cried and felt a deep connection to a character. This story is full of hope, even when you are at your lowest point.
"He went to heaven, and he took my heart with him."
Kelly is the queen of YA Novels and if you’ve never heard of her, you’re really missing out. This story touched me in lots of ways. But being the good book reviewer that I’ am. I’m not going to give everything away. Just know, that it will have you in tears. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll cry yourself the whole way through. Watching the changes that Bailey goes through and everything she overcomes, it’s inspiring in a sense. Losing someone isn’t easy, it never will be. Because they are truly gone.
Overall, it’s a 5 HUGE Boundless Stars from me. Kelly did something wonderful with this story. It’s topics that are hard, but it’s written in such a poignant and beautiful way.