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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jess Rothenberg Narrator: Suzy Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - literally. But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost - and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she… and who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on… but how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Inventive, gorgeous, funny, and yes … heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book.”

    Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall

  • “Weaving significant contemporary issues into a romance flecked with humor, Rothenberg blends genres in a fresh and heartwrenching way. With echoes of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall, this is an emotional and thoughtful first novel with a twist.”


  • “In her debut novel, Rothenberg supplies readers with an imaginative and intriguing vision of what might happen after death.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[A] fresh and poignant narration, this first novel brings a welcome touch of irreverence to the larger themes of death, heartbreak, and forgiveness as Brie learns that sometimes there really are second chances.”  

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jan | 2/20/2014

    " Very unusual book...with many twists and turns before it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 2/12/2014

    " AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a must read for anyone who likes a hearbreaking and a little but confusing book. it is soooo good!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 1/30/2014

    " 4.5 Stars, a heart-breaking and amazing book, although slow and confusing at times, it's one to remember... Recommend it for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Raechel | 1/18/2014

    " I was worried this was just going to be a 'Dead Like Me' retake, but it turned out to be an original, fun read, with some interesting plot twists along the way. I laughed, I cried, and I highly recommend it to all YA lovers. "

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About the Author
Author Jess Rothenberg

Jess Rothenberg received her BA from Vassar College and is pursuing her MFA in children’s and young adult writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. A former editor of children’s books, she is now a full-time writer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.