37 Things I Love (in No Particular Order)
Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, andsummer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even withvacation just within reach, Ellis isn’t exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. H
Ellis has one person with whom she is able to discuss anything in the whole wide universe—her father. She often sits in his room and tells him in detail all that she is thinking. For the past two years, Ellis’s father has been there for her, the recipient of all her deepest and darkest secrets. And now her mother wants to take that away from her. The timing couldn’t be worse for Ellis...more
Turning to a long forgotten friend Ellis finds the comfort she is seeking. When it becomes clear that Cara thinks the relationship i...more
I loved the writing in this book...
And I thought the story told well...
But this book seemed uneven to me. The chapter length and format would indicate (at least to me) a younger reader, but the characters and their actions a bit more mature. The cover is bubble gum sweet, yet the book a bit dark dealing with real life issues such as growing aprart from your childhood friends, drinking, sexuality and death.
This quick paced book didn't allow for much d...more
One thing about the story was that the plot was a bit messy. They`re cleaned up afterward, but you could still see the mess left behind. There wasn`t much of a resolution either except for the part between Cara and Abbie. There was a little sapphic in it, but the minimal amount didn`t bother me much, so yeah.
All it, the disorganize plot wasn`t much...more
When I won this book in an ARCycling session a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea what it was about. I liked the way the title sounded and, under pressure, I put it on my list. When I won it, I looked it up on Goodreads and decided my gut is a genius. This book might be short, but it sure is something.
Let's break this down:
Ellis is this hapless teen who's just finishing up her sophomore year of high school. It's like, all of the bad that...more
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Ellis is a well-developed main character. She is struggling because her dad has been in a coma for two years, and her mom wants to take him off life support. Ellis still holds onto the hope that he could someday wake up. She thinks taking him off life support would be like killing him. She...more
Ellis and her mom have a routine. Her mom works nights as the soothing radio voice, returning home in time to see her daughter off to school. While her mom sleeps, Ellis attends high school and often visits her father at his Assisted Living Facility, where he has been comatose since a construction accident two years ago. But things are changing. Her mother is talking seriously about finally letting her father go, her best friend seems more cl...more
I look forward to reading more books by Kekla Magoon.
Ellis is holding on to her dad as the relationship between her and her mom grows apart. As the story progresses Ellis lists the 37 things she loves (in no particular order). In goes through several different relationships, feelings, emotions, life, death, etc. Great story!!
There is a lovely romance, but this book is far from a poolside read. It may be short, it may take place just before summer vacation, but -
You'll cry. You'll honestly cry and think about letting go.
Definitely worthy of a full review, even though I rarely ever review non-review books these days. Because people need to read this book.
Ellis, for 15, had to grow up really quickly and it shows in the maturity of her voice compared to other characters like her friend Abby.
My only compliant is that it is so short! I read it all in one morning. I would love to have known more about the relationship between Cara and Ellis following the ending but I guess I'll leave that up mu imagination.
(Also- ANOTHER book where the title character describes herself as curvy, and the cover shows skinny girls. ARG!)