Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

Summary: Brooklyn has been depressed ever since her boyfriend, Lucca, died. She has shut herself down, stopped drawing, and started to live in the past. When Lucca’s best friend, Gabe, dies, he begins to haunt her dreams, throwing her entire world into chaos.

A year ago, Nico’s brother, Lucca, died. When Gabe died a year after Lucca, Nico begins to get messages from Lucca, telling him to help Brooklyn. But will he be able too? Or is Brooklyn already too far gone?

This book is recommended for ages above 10, though I warn that there is mention of drugs and a lot of death.

This is a quick read, and good for a day of relaxation. However, if you’re looking for a scary ghost story, you will NOT find it here. This is more of a story about letting go of the past and the dead, and accepting the future. Mostly, though, it’s a love story between Brooklyn and Nico.

I think that the thing I liked most about this book was that it wasn’t just straight up prose. it was written like a poem, but you still lose yourself in the story, and really connect with the characters.