Zoe and Hank (short for Hannah) have been inseparable since they met in elementary school. The leader of the pack, Zoe is effortlessly popular while Hank hides comfortably in her shadow. But when Zoe’s parents unexpectedly divorce, Zoe’s perfect facade starts cracking little by little. Sinking under the weight of her broken family, Zoe develops an eating disorder. Now she must rely on Hank for help.
Hank struggles to help Zoe; after all, she is used to agreeing, not leading. How can she help her best friend get better before it’s too late?
Written partially in letters from Zoe and mostly in narrative from Hank’s perspective, Miss You Love You Hate You Bye is a poignant and eye-opening novel about friendship, mental health, and learning to put yourself first.
What happens when your best friend is hiding a dark secret from you?
Zoe and Hank does everything together. Been best friends forever.
Hank aka Hanna, always following in Zoe footsteps. Has a problem saying no to her, even if she feels uncomfortable doing what Zoe says. She also dealing with the lost of her father and trying to be civil with the new man in her mom’s life. Hank may have the looks of her life together, but on the inside dealing with grief and lost.
Zoe is dealing with a lot of stress in her life. Her family is falling a part, she also don’t feel comfortable with her weight. She tried to have fun in dangerous ways, instead of dealing with the problems at hand. The only control she has is not eating and cutting herself. Zoe will drag Hank with her into dangerous fun to escape her problems.
Will Hank be able to get through to Zoe before it’s to late?
I really did enjoy the book. It deals a lot with sensitive issues like eating disorder and cutting. The way the friends the interact with each other, I did like in the book. They are like so codependent on each other. Think they be lost without each other. You watch them grow in the book and learning to be themselves at the same time. You get so drawn into the story good and hard to put until the very end.
This book is a good friendship read,no matter what happens you hope they are still friends in the end.