Friday, March 23, 2018

REVIEW: Haunt Me by Liz Kessler - Erin

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Haunt Me by Liz Kessler
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Candlewick Press 
ISBN: 9780763691622
Checked Out From Library

Haunting and intensely romantic, Liz Kessler's latest novel features a teen girl for whom falling in love could mean losing her heart -- and maybe her life.

When her family moves after a rough year, Erin feels instantly at home in her new bedroom -- even after she realizes that she's not the only one occupying it. As Erin becomes accustomed to Joe, the spirit of the teenage boy who lived in the room before her, she starts to sense an inexplicable connection between them. Meanwhile, Joe's brother, Olly, is trying to find a new normal since his brother passed away. Before Joe died, Olly was king of the school -- and it's not until Olly meets a new girl that he realizes just how many ways he's changed . . . including the type of girl he could fall for. And when Erin finds herself caught between two brothers, and two choices, will her decision destroy her completely, or can she save herself before she's lost forever? From Liz Kessler, the best-selling author of Read Me Like a Book, comes a young adult novel about how love can overcome the ultimate divide.


I will admit I picked this one up because of the names of the characters. They have special meaning to me and I thought it was funny to see them all in a book together. I’m glad I did snag this one though, because it turned out to be a hidden gem. 

Yes it is kind of a typical YA paranormal romance, and of course that makes it a bit predictable. There was more to the story though. This book represented the misfits, the lonely, and the bullied all waiting for someone to come along and understand them. It’s a story of love, loss, and hope. It deals with tough topics like bullies, depression, self-harm, and suicide. The characters all start out in dark places, but with each other, they come to find peace. It has a great setting. A tad dark and creepy, but not too much to make it fall into the horror genre. It had a different perspective on the boy meets girl love story in that we have a ghost thrown into the mix, but the story doesn’t end the way one might think it would. It’s no “Twilight”. Any age teen who wants a paranormal romance or those who feel like they just don’t fit in anywhere right now might really enjoy this book.

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