Right now I am reading Love You, Hate You, Miss You by Elizabeth Scott. For my genre piece I chose to right about the main conflict. Through this you will better understand what the main character Amy goes through and how the loss of her best friend Julia affects her everyday life.
Amy struggles with her everyday life because she lost her best friend Julia in a car accident. Whenever she goes to school or out and sees the pity on peoples’ faces, it tears her apart. She can’t stand it because she knows that Julia would still be alive if it wasn’t for her. Amy made sure that Julia saw her boyfriend cheating on her, she made Julia get in the car and she her to drive. Amy feels horrible because Julia listened to her. Now Amy’s only good friend, the only one she could trust, the only one that made her feel good about herself, the only strength she had is gone. All because of her…or so Amy thinks. But honestly Julia got in the car and drove herself, nobody made her, she could have said no.
Amy realizes that and it frustrates her a good deal. The main reason is because that if Julia would have said no, they would still be here. But she didn’t and Amy hates her for it. Amy goes to a counselor and this is what she says to her once, “You know it. I know it. I told her to get in the car. I told her to drive. She did all that, she listened to me, and I hate her for that. She died and I hate her for that too. What’s wrong with me?”(246) Amy deals with this everyday of her life. She lost her best friend to alcohol and a car accident; she is frustrated with what happened. Everyone tries to talk to her and comfort her but all they do is really make it worse. It hurts for Amy to think about Julia, it hurts to see the pity on people’s faces, it hurts to think about the whole situation. There isn’t an hour that doesn’t go by where Amy doesn’t think about Julia or the incident.
The great affects that it has on Amy’s everyday life are huge. Her parents are actually paying attention to her for one. Then she has to go to school where she really doesn’t fit in because most of the people there are judgmental. She has to face life without the person who gave her confidence to be who she was, the person who was always there when she needed a shoulder, and the person who made her feel like she belonged.