Sixteen-year-old Livy Moore has finally summoned the courage to ask about her mother's illness. But she already knows the answer: for two years, Livy has watched her mother grow smaller and weaker. Now, in a series of journal entries, Livy chronicles the summer before her junior year--the summer she watches her mother slip away from her, as she succumb...more
Livy Moore is sixteen years old, and facing something no sixteen-year-old should have to face.
Her mother is dying.
Upon learning this, upon hearing for certain that it is inevitable, Livy shuts herself off from her friends, from her family, and from her own life.
Recording it all in her journal, Livy shares with readers the powerful emotions involved in love, loss, and life. She's forced out of her hiding place, forced to confront the reality that ...more
I was kind of wrong. I mean, this book could reach young girls, but it also reached me, too. I had a mother who died of cancer, so this book actually was something to which I could relate.
It wasn't an excellent book, but it was still good. I still liked it. I'm glad I read it.
It's ending wasn't the traditional sort of endi ...more
It had a good story, but I felt like I needed more background on the mother. it was a pretty quick read, which I actually liked. I probably wouldn't have finished it if it would have been a long one.
The writing itself was very good though, probably one of the reasons I kept pushing on. I believe Ka ...more
It was an easy read, no particular insight for me though a good story.
I would recommend this book to my freshmen girls or any reluctant readers who are girls. I do wonder what a boy would think. Although the main characters are female, there are several strong male characters and their stories are strong too.
A sad story, but very realistic. I think upper middle schoolers might enjoy this book as well as high schoolers. There is underage drinking in the book.