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You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz

You Are Not Here

You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz

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How can a person be

filled with life

and then be empty?

Where does it go?

This book deals with grief from an unusual perspective and the girl left behind is forced to hide her feelings of rejection and loss.

When we were together,

I was willing to take whatever you gave.

And after you died

I was able to see

how little that was.

Unfortunately, I did not feel the depth of emotion the author was trying to convey and the book fell short of packing the punch needed to make it a more memorable read.

Recommended age: 13+3 Star


Title: You Are Not Here You Are Not Here
Author: Samantha Schutz
Publication Date: 1 June 2012
(1st published 1 October 2010)
Publisher: Push
Source: Purchased

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Annaleah and Brian shared something special – Annaleah is sure of it. When they were together, they didn’t need anyone else. It didn’t matter that their relationship was
secret. All that mattered was what they had with each other.

And then, out of nowhere, Brian dies. And while everyone else has their role in the grieving process, Annaleah finds herself living outside of it, unacknowledged and lonely.
How can you recover from a loss that no one will let you have?     — Extract from Goodreads.com


  1. The cover is definitely eye-catching. It sounds like an interesting book. Sorry to hear it didn’t quite hit the mark for you. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That’s one pretty cover! Sorry to hear the book didn’t quite work for you, though!

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