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Everything Left Unsaid

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Tai and Juliet have been friends since they were little. With a shared love of music, an addiction to energy drinks and the belief they can fly off buildings Mary Poppins-style, they understand each other in a way that only best friends can. But as they reach 17, they begin to realise that they might be more than just friends...

As they excitedly plan what they'll do once t...more
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Published August 1st 2012 by Macmillan Australia
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
This isn't real This isn't real This isn't real

Those were Juliet's words. Here are mine.

Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute.
Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet.
Nerve-wracking. Nerve-wracking. Nerve-wracking.
Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. Adorable.
Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary. Scary.
Emotional. Emotional. Emotional. Emotional. Emotional.
Gut-wrenching. Gut-wrenching. Gut-wrenching. Gut-wrenchi...more
Wendy Darling
Well, I don't know what to say. Despite weepy reactions from a few friends, I didn't cry at all as I was reading this book, although I certainly felt a great deal of sympathy for the two young lovers who have to deal with one of them becoming terminally ill.

But 15 minutes after I finished the novel, I suddenly found myself bawling over something totally unrelated for no good reason at all. Bawling, as in I couldn't stop for a long time, despite my best efforts to control myself. Even though I'm...more
Mands
Juliet and Tai are sixteen years old and in their final year of high school at Eden Grammar. They live in Brookston, a fictional suburb set in Australia. They've been best friends their entire lives, and while they each like the other as more than a friend, neither have admitted it, until now. They finally get together only to find out that Tai is sick, really sick and probably only has a year to live.

I was so happy when I received a copy of Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson. When I rea...more
Darkfallen
This book is nothing short of amazing. It truly deserves way more than 5 stars. In fact I just might venture to say that it's the best book I've read...ever.

Juliet and Tai have been best friends since they met in kindergarten. They even jumped off the roof with umbrellas together trying to fly like Mary Poppins. (of course that didn't end well for either of them.) But now they are both getting ready to graduate from high school and they realize that they want more from each other. Unfortunately...more
Shirley
Everything Left Unsaid is a beautifully crafted story of young love, choices and what it means to lose someone you love. I’ve had my fair share of books with characters dying of diseases, and I’m happy to say Everything Left Unsaid did not disappoint! It’s sweet, it’s sad, and it will certainly leave you with an ache in your heart, but Everything Left Unsaid is definitely worth your time!

I absolutely loved Tai and Juliet’s relationship! You could tell they really loved each other, and it was im...more
Celine
Review originally posted in: http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com.au/...

Cover:
It's interesting how the title font's colour is white and how some of the letters are traced since the background is white too. There is that feeling that something is hanging between the girl and the guy in the cover. I think it suits the story quite well!

Story:

What happens when everything in your life changes the moment you find out your love is sick?

Juliet and Tai are best friends since they were both young. As they gr...more
Good Golly Miss Holly
Good Golly Miss Holly

There isn't much you need to know about this book before I recommend you go out and buy a copy. Everything Left Unsaid is such an addictive and refreshingly realistic novel that I feel it could be enjoyed by almost anyone.

Tai and Juliet have been best friends since kindy but only just discover a romantic fondness for each-other in their final year of school when graduation and uni are on the cards and a semi-adult life is about to begin. All of this comes to a sudden halt when Tai finally goes...more
Katy
Traveling book at YA-MA. Thanks guys for letting me take part!

Wow. What a tear-jerker this turned out to be! A quick yet emotional read, this story follows a young couple faced with death during a time when they should be thinking about the future. Juliet and Tai were likable, though honestly Juliet kind of annoyed me at times. I wasn't even fully invested in their story until the last 50 pages or so. It basically gets to a point where the tears start and they don't stop!

I would have given thi...more
Carina
So fucking depressing and sad. But so beautiful at the same time!
I haven't cried this hard in a LONG time. I'm not even sure I'll be able to write a review.
Holy crap, that was sure something =''(
Angie
This probably makes me a horrible person, but in general, cancer books just don’t make me cry. I consider myself super emotional, but these stories just don’t hit me for whatever reason. Everything Left Unsaid is without a doubt a great book, and very very depressing, but I just didn’t get the emotional kick I was hoping for. It follows Juliet and Tai, life-long best friends who have finally admitted to their feelings for each other. Nearly as soon as their relationship begins, Tai learns that h...more
Marisabel Bonet-Cruz
I bought this book on a visit to New Zealand, looking for different literature to take home. I do not read many books about this type of topic, death and cancer. However, when I discovered that it was the story of how this disease affects young people, I couldn't resist. I read it quickly, wishing to know what would happen. Sadly, from day one we knew the story wouldn't have a happy ending.

Yet, this book's value doesn't lie in the plot. It lies in the sweetness and the emotion hidden in the stor...more
Georgia
Everything Left Unsaid was a beautiful, heart-warming book. I completely fell in love with everything about it. The story was amazing, heart-warming, but heart-breaking. I was laughing and crying. This book was an emotional rollercoaster. It was so unbelievably sad, and I loved every minute.

Juliet and Tai have been best friends for years. Their friendship and love for each other has always been strong. With their mutual love of music, beach-walks and energy drinks, they complete each other. When...more
Jenny
Sooooo, yeah. This is probably one of the more depressing cancer books I've read, though I'm not exactly sure what to point to and say, "This is what makes this book more depressing than the others." But the fact remains that at the end, I wasn't feeling that hopeful peaceful feeling. Maybe it's the realistic and devastatingly true way that the details and roller coaster of emotions are handled. Maybe it's the dual POVs of both the cancer patient and the person who loves the cancer patient. Mayb...more
Hillary
I tried to read this book in small doses because I knew I was going to be a bawling mess. I succeeded for a short time, but then the time came to rip the band-aid off...and boy did that bitch hurt.

Review later.
Melissa
Oh my heart just hurts... My face is covered in tears! This was such an awesome and heart wrenching story
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I love the set up of the book, the dual perspective gives such an insight into the characters and both sides of the story.
This is such a heavy story, and the grief comes off the page and grabs me and didn't let go until the last page. I nearly cried every other page and felt such hope, pain and love while reading. It is the ultimate story of loss from both ends.
I loved the relationship between Juliet and Tai, it felt so authentic and sweet. They'd been friends forever and boyfriend and girlf...more
Steph Bowe
I can't read novels about dying teenagers anymore. I just can't. I've reached my limit. (I think writing a novel about a dying teenager didn't really help.) That said, Everything Left Unsaid is beautifully written and sweet and thoughtful. As well as being, naturally, incredibly depressing. This is a good book to read if you want to have a good cry, but then afterwards you should probably read something light and uplifting and not-at-all serious.

One of the more remarkable things about this novel...more
Melissa (Book Nerd Reviews)
Oh wow... I sobbed throughout the last 20 pages of this book, which I honestly didn't expect to do. Jessica Davidson tells the powerful story of a young teenage couple based in Australia (which I appreciated). She tells the story of Tai and Juliet. They have been best friends since kindergarden and realise now at 17 that they feel more for each other and they become each others first love. And then Tai gets sick... cancer sick. And it's inoperable. The remainder of the story goes into detail abo...more
Stacie ~ ninja or spy
This book reminded me a lot of The Fault in Our Stars. Cancer separating two young lovebirds. The difference was the point of view and language. The Fault in Our Stars was all from Hazel's point of view where this was from both Juliet and Tai's view. The Fault in Our Stars had amazing language and a distinct voice. Hazel and Gus were truly kids growing up with cancer. Everything Left Unsaid had typical teenage language. It was realistic towards the drinking, partying, and school life of the aver...more
Kirsti
Just by reading the back of this book you know how it will end. You know as soon as Tai gets the news that there will be no miracle, no 'Oops, we were wrong' and that he and Juliet will get their happily ever after. Knowing this, why did I still cry at the end? I knew there was no happiness as I turned the pages, but the last twenty or so pages are now wet with tears.

It's no secret that I love YA stories, both the realistic and fantasy kinds. This was a great realistic story, full of cut off dre...more
Braiden
Everything Left Unsaid by Australian author Jessica Davidson was a poignant read that will teach you a thing or two about life, the power of choice, and the effect those choices can have on the people you may leave behind. Going into this book I knew what it would involve and ultimately how it will end. Everything Left Unsaid has characters that you can’t help but to immediately want to read about and as the book goes on you fall in love with them too no matter what their situation is by the end...more
Claire
Wow. This story absolutely broke my heart. I cried like a little girl. It was so fantastic and so moving.


Juliet and Tai have been best friends since kindy. They both love the same music, share Red Bull and generally understand each other. They are in their final year of high school and exams, schoolies and university is looming. It has taken this long, but Juliet has finally realised just how much Tai really means to her, in more ways than a friend. Tai has known for awhile and now they are fin...more
Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
Where have you been hiding Jessica Davidson? This is such an emotionally draining book, after finishing it I couldn't stop thinking about it, I suggest a box full of tissues and a place where you can bawl your eyes out alone!
Which to me is the sign of a fantastic storyteller.
This is the most depressingly, wonderful book I've ever read, it sent me on a roller-coaster of emotions, it was heartbreaking and sent me barreling towards the inevitable ending that you knew would happen but at the same ti...more
Chelsea
Everything left unsaid is a beautifully planed and written book about teen-life, drama, school, love and social life.
Juliet and Tai have been best friends forever and they are always by each others side. One night they go to a party and everything changes between them. Tai get really sick and its not completely treatable so they make the most of their time together. A character I found interesting was Juliet because although she was heartbroken and found it hard to concentrate on school she sta...more
Lori Clark
My goodness this was so riveting. So very emotional. It's not like I didn't expect it to be a sad tale... but I didn't know how very deeply it would touch me. I should not have read the last 20 or so percent at work during my lunch hour -- because I cried. I would have cried a lot more, had I been at home under the covers reading alone. Forget happy ever after. Forget miracle cures. Tai has a brain tumor and he is going to die. There is no second guessing that outcome. But the way it is written...more
Kira
Juliet and Tai are young and in love. But Tai is dying and the future will no longer be the way they ever imagined. This is a story of love, heartbreak and sadness.

This is a very good Australian novel. I love that you are given two perspectives to the story and go through the emotions that they do. It is written the way teenagers speak and act and bought back a lot of memories of my own time doing the HSC. There is no happily ever after and you WILL cry reading this book (I had lumps in my thro...more
Louisa
I am such a glutton for punishment. WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF? Why did I have to read another The Fault in Our Stars-esque book, this time coached in a lovely Aussie setting (I do so love Aussie YA)?

It wasn't flawless or worth 5 stars, since it could have used some cleaning up. But I did ugly sob over the last 20 pages and found it a beautiful portrayal of a relationship rocked by the news of sudden and impending death. Having personally gone through something like Tai, I found myself getting g...more
Erin
Overall, Jessica Davidson's novel EVERYTHING LEFT UNSAID is something of a bittersweet read and many readers will connect with it one way or another! With a story all about first loves, bestfriends, friendships and a one person's battle of terminal illness that will change everything around them, I would highly recommend this book to everyone because it was a brilliant read and made me want to cry in the best possible way!

Full review: http://talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blo...
Maree  ♫ Light's Shadow ♪
Tear jerker for sure. I always have to wonder about the history of the author after reading a book like this. What makes their characters so real? What makes them know exactly what to say (and what not to say?). Perhaps it's just the forethought and time to edit instead of instantly having to know what to say. Regardless, tough book, but very sweet, and it really hits a lot of what I think is the truth of this situation.
Taylor Singleton
Nov 18, 2012 Taylor Singleton rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Everything left unsaid had me hooked from page 1. I just couldnt put the book down. Most amazing book I have EVER read. It had me cryinng 20 pages from the end. A beautiful story about Tai and Juliet's endless love. Love how the chapters were broken down to Juliets perception and Tais perception on things. Fantastic book Jessica, cant wait for your next one!
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