Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 412pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Restless souls and empty hearts
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.
· First novel that I’ve read in verse – Schroeder’s writing is powerful and captivating in verse format. Her writing has a way of drawing you in and capturing your heart. Some of my favorite lines were arranged so uniquely as if the words made you feel like the characters’ emotions were jumping off the pages.
· First novel I’ve read by Lisa Schroeder – Chasing Brooklyn is the first novel of Schroeder’s that I’ve read and I will most definitely be reading her first 2 novels, I Heart You, You Haunt Me and Far From You. I’ve heard so many great things about her previous works and if they’re anything like Chasing Brooklyn, I’m sure I’ll be up for an emotional rollercoaster of reads.
· First novel of the year that’s brought tears to my eyes - This novel is beautifully written, inspirational, and heartbreaking. Told in alternating view points by Brooklyn and Nico, I found myself emotionally drawn into their struggles to cope with the loss of Lucca. This is one of those books that will stay close to my heart.
· First supernatural novel of the year to receive 5 stars from me - I absolutely loved this book! This novel will entice readers of all ages looking for a powerful and haunting read dealing with love, loss, and healing. I can’t wait to see what Schroeder comes up with next.