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Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream
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Mar 13, 12

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Read from March 11 to 12, 2012

This review is part of the publisher's book tour.

Clementine Pritchard has decided she is going to kill herself in thirty days. This is the story about her wrapping up loose ends and fully coming to terms with her decision. She is organized about it, and buys her cemetery plot, her casket, the drugs to use to do it, and decides to hunt down her father that abandoned her family years ago. She has thought it all through, and has chosen suicide as the best route for her.
While reading Losing Clementine, the odd thing is that it is not a sad story, and it is not a dark story, as one might expect. Clementine has spent years trying to outrun and trying to control her inner demons, and she has decided that her death will bring a certain peace that she has not been able to find anywhere else. She is funny, sarcastic, and real. The story gives a day-by-day countdown to her day thirty ending, and in that time takes us on an emotional rollercoaster. You will find yourself rooting for Clementine to get better and find the one thing that might make her change her mind. But, then again, you will find yourself supporting her decision and coming to terms with it just as she has.
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