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The Catastrophic History of You and Me

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BRIE is the "biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic," and she 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, and she dies.

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 stages of grief with the help of Patrick, her mysterious 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?

"The funniest, sweetest, most heartfelt, sigh-worthy and oh-so-romantic story I've ever read. You'll love it!"

—Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Tantalize and Eternal

"Imaginative and intriguing."

—School Library Journal

Check out some of the foreign editions!

Italy – Einaudi Stile Libero

France – La Martiniere

Germany – Hanser

Poland – Amber

Spain – Ediciones B

Taiwan – Crown Taiwan

UK – Razorbill/Puffin

Holland – Mynx

Sweden – Rabén & Sjögren

To date, rights to THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME have sold in the following countries:

Brazil – Rocco
Catalonia – La Galera
France – La Martiniere
Germany – Hanser
Holland – Mynx
Italy – Einaudi Stile Libero
Korea – Viche Korea/GimmYoung
Poland – Amber
Spain/Latin America – Ediciones B
Sweden – Raben & Sjogren
Taiwan – Crown Taiwan
UK – Razorbill/Puffin
North America – Dial/Penguin