Things I’m Seeing Without You Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Posted October 3, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Promo Blitz, Reviews, Young Adult / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Dial Books, Penguin Random House LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Things I’m Seeing Without You Blog Tour: Review and GiveawayThings I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
Published by Dial Books on October 3rd 2017
Pages: 336
Source: Dial Books, Penguin Random House LLC

Seventeen-year-old Tess Fowler has just dropped out of high school. She can barely function after learning of Jonah’s death. Jonah, the boy she’d traded banter with over texts and heartfelt e-mails.
Jonah, the first boy she'd told she loved and the first boy to say it back.
Jonah, the boy whose suicide she never saw coming.
Tess continues to write to Jonah, as a way of processing her grief and confusion. But for now she finds solace in perhaps the unlikeliest of ways: by helping her father with his new alternative funeral business, where his biggest client is . . . a prized racehorse?
As Tess’s involvement in her father’s business grows, both find comfort in the clients they serve and in each other. But love, loss, and life are so much more complicated than Tess ever thought. Especially after she receives a message that turns her life upside down.


Things I’ve Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni is deep and humorous. I have to say that it is a bit hard for me to say that a story about a girl dealing with her boyfriend’s suicide. What makes the story humorous is the fact that her father owns an alternative funeral business. As Tess is trying to deal and recover from the loss of her boyfriend, her dad is off doing funerals for dogs and horses and other cases.

Tess and her boyfriend had an online based relationship. As she is dealing with her loss, she goes online and writes to him even though she knows that he will never respond back to her. During this process, she is able to learn more about Jonah and who he was. I enjoyed the parts were Tess starts helping her father with his unique funeral business. I think this opportunity helps her heal and deal with her grief.

I was a bit worried about this book and how it was going to make me feel for personal reasons. I have a few people in my life that deal with suicide and so any time I come across it in books, I tend to shy away because it makes me cry so much. I found that the humor in this book helped me survive reading this story. I found myself enjoying it even though it deals with some really tough subjects. If you are like me and suicide can be a tough subject, but you want to find a way to slowly overcome that trigger, then I think this is a good book to start with.


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About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

4 responses to “Things I’m Seeing Without You Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

  1. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the review today. I’m excited to read this book because emotional books that can make me both laugh and cry are my favorite.

  2. Kristy Petree

    This sounds like a really good story, and I’m always eager to read more male authors. Thanks for hosting

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