Visit Our Stores. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder. 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. 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.
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. High school junior Brooklyn and senior Nico are trying to move past the death of Lucca, a pivotal figure in both of their lives. Lucca was Brooklyn's boyfriend and Nico's brother. Although it has been one year since Lucca's death, the recent overdose death of Gabe, Lucca's long-time best friend, shakes Nico and Brooklyn by reopening the wound of Lucca's sudden passing.
Soon after dying, Gabe begins haunting Brooklyn's dreams. Gabe's intent is not clear, but the dreams have a malicious overtone that unsettles Brooklyn. Nico reaches out to Brooklyn, and their grief and love for Lucca bring them together. But soon Brooklyn and Nico's newfound friendship leads to deeper feelings. The sparse text is expertly used to convey Brooklyn's pain and longing for her loss of Lucca and her unexpected feelings for Nico. The dream sequences are more than a little creepy, adding a supernatural feeling to a novel that defies easy categorization.
While the wrenching impact will leave readers raw, the ultimately hopeful ending is comforting. A quick read, but one with substance. The haunting premise is an appealing one. As they work together to rediscover their passion for life again, they soon discover their growing passion for each other, as well. Restless souls and empty hearts Brooklyn can't sleep. Nico can't stop.
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As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at LisaSchroederBooks. And I just realized that I couldn't stop reading. Wow, it actually took me onl Is it possible to love every chapter, every line, and every words of a book?
Wow, it actually took me only the first page. And I got hooked. I knew this is a tear jerker, so I expected myself to cry. And I indeed literally cry. I love how it was written, how it was able to capture my heart. It was heart breaking, but it made me fall in love too. I felt everything, every word. I was amazed by how a certain book can teach a lot of things, a lot of lessons in life. I love the characters - Brooklyn and Nico.
They are both sad, lonely, and broken. They both lose someone they love the most - Lucca. He's the boyfriend of Brooklyn and brother of Nico. Somehow, Lucca's ghost helped them, to finally move on and be happy again. My heart, a different one. The difference is, hearts don't lie.
Mirrors do. I feel everything. I really love it. Can you believe it, it only took me one book from the author and I'm now a fan?!follow link
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
So you know I'll be reading more books from her. View all 14 comments. Dec 30, Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: dual-or-multiple-pov , meh , ya-contemporary-romance , great-premise-poor-execution , read-in , least-interesting-leads , why-the-hype , fiction , ya , romance. This book has ratings on GR with a 4. From the reviews, I think I was expecting something more like Hold Still , which deals beautifully with someone learning to live again after suffering a loss, or as evocative as an Ellen Hopkins novel.
I really need to get it through my thick skull already that just because This book has ratings on GR with a 4. Alas, this book did not impact me as powerfully as it did the thousands who read and enjoyed it. I read the last word in the last sentence on the last page. I closed the book. I scratched my head. Nico was okay.
The lullaby he sings to Brooklyn made me feel queasy, though. As for the ghost element, I like the idea of the helpful ghost of a lost loved one trying to help you let go and move on with your own life, but the execution made it felt more absurd than poignant.
Families and friends are so distant from Brooklyn and Nico that they may as well have not been written in at all. Jun 18, Kristi rated it liked it. Chasing Brooklyn is told in verse. Sometimes verse works, sometimes it doesn't. Lisa Schroeder knows how to do it!
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This is now my favorite novel by Lisa. It's about loss, and letting go, but most importantly it's about hope and love. You'd think you couldn't have strong characterization in a novel told with such few words, but wow. I found such a connection with these characters it was unbelievable.