The Catastrophic History of you & me

Brie is the “biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic” who believes that everyone will find their perfect someone. So when Jacob, the love of Brie's life, tells her he doesn't love her anymore, the news breaks her heart--literally. But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie revisits the living world to discover that her family has begun to unravel and her best friend has been keeping an intimate secret about her boyfriend. Somehow, Brie must handle all of this while navigating through the five steps of grief with the help of Patrick, her mysterious bomber-jacketed guide to the afterlife. But how is she supposed to face the Ever After with a broken heart and no one to call her own?

Rothenberg’s stellar debut captures the interminable pain of having your heart broken and transports reader into the after-life, the after-though, and ever-after. Catastrophic History is more than an unforgettable YA tour-de-force. It’s a reminder that love does the unexpected, forgiveness changes worlds, and where there is a will, there’s a whole new universe waiting to unfold.
A romance for the ages… [The Catastrophic History of You and Me] will wrench your heart, then it will make you laugh, then you’ll find yourself sobbing in the bathroom behind the toilet so your roommates don’t hear you.
— Beneath the Jacket
HEARTSHATTERING! I recommend this with a million stars and you will love the ride with Brie to finding her happily ever afterlife.
— Beneath the Cover