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How It Ends by Laura Wiess
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Aug 17, 10

bookshelves: 2010, contemporary, topple-the-titan
Read in August, 2010

Ages 13+ (a few vivid sex scenes, language, drinking and drug use, dark themes)

I'd been meaning to pick up How It Ends since our library first received its copy, whenever that was, but I never seemed to be in the right mood. The mood struck, and I'm glad it did. I have never once been disappointed by one of Laura Wiess' books. Disturbed, yes. Haunted, certainly. Heartbroken, at times. But not disappointed.

Hanna is in love with Seth, who Jordan Catalanos all over the place with her heart. Gran Helen is slowly succumbing to Parkinsons. But she wants to clear up the lies she has told Hanna about her life. With Gran foreseeing her own decline, she has written out her true story and had it recorded as an audiobook. Finally at the point where she is unable to speak, she and Hanna listen to the tragic story together - Hanna unaware that it is her Gran's story that she is hearing.

Your heart will crumble into a million zillion pieces by the end of this book and you will sniffle into tissues as it builds to its climax. So sad, so real. Another one that will keep you up reading when you should be sleeping.
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message 1: by JD (new) - rated it 4 stars

JD Switz love the jordan catalano reference. made me lol!

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