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Five Years to Live by Frank Zaccari
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Nov 12, 2012

really liked it
Read from November 12 to December 17, 2012

This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it.

It is 1985 and life is perfect for Donna and Michael, who are in the twenties ... they come from close loving families, they are in love and working in jobs they enjoy. When Michael gets a job offer closer to his family (he's the youngest of five kids in an Italian family), he can't refuse it and this prompts he and Donna to make plans for their future ... marriage and children.

But before he can accept the job offer, Michael gets in an serious car accident and all his plans change. After months of operations and rehab, it's clear that Michael is never going to walk again and the doctors give him just five years to live. The author's own family survived this situation after his brother was paralyzed in an car accident.

This is the story of Michael's will to live and make the most of his life.

I enjoyed the writing style ... it kept me wanting to read more. I liked the characters ... even before Michael's accident, it was obvious how close he was to his family. Throughout the book, you can't help but cheer Michael on.

I would recommend this book and look forward to reading others by this author.

Blog review post: http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/12...
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