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At fifteen most kids only have to worry about their homework or the style of their shoes. Gabe Perkins isn't most kids. When diagnosed with a terminal illness, he begins to make friends with a girl so ethereal, he starts to question his own sanity.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published July 2014 by Flower Child Publishing
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
Sorry. I just don't think thhis should be out in the world yet
Joood Hooligan
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The concept of this book was an interesting one, which is why I was originally drawn to it.

There are a lot of obvious grammatical mistakes such as commas in the wrong place, the misuse of words - such as 'your', and other issues along those lines. Then there's some content issues - the dialog, the narrator giving detailed explanation of conversations that happened between two people when he was a toddler - as if he were there parti
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Jessica Surgett
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
I really liked the idea behind this book. I thought it was an interesting premise, and a potentially moving read. Unfortunately it was not executed well. I read about half of the book and then skimmed the rest. I wanted to find out what happened, but the writing had too many errors. I can usually forgive a fair amount of grammatical errors, but there were misused words, phrases, as well as other things like repetitive paragraphs an
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Sassy Southern
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Following Zippy by C.B. Burdette takes you on a journey about life. Gabe is a fifteen and learns he has terminal cancer. This is when Zippy starts showing up at his favorite place to get away. Gabe seems to be the only one who can see Zippy. Gabe begins to look at his life and what is important. Gabe, along with his mom, best friend Tony, and Darla, the girl he has loved as long as he can remember take this journey with him. Gage starts out as your typical teenage boy but realizing with help fro ...more
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a review copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

Most likely the shortest synopsis I've seen for a novel, Following Zippy only intrigued me even more because so little is given away. I didn't know what to expect, and it was exciting to walk into the unknown. I sensed the book's theme was life and death, and stories with that kind of theme always draw me into them.

At only fifteen years old, Gabe finds out he has a terminal illness, and his reactions are re
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✘Tabby✘
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
THE REVIEW

Why this book?

it showed up in my mailbox and it sounded like my kind of book

What I thought

obvious grammatical errors aside I enjoyed this book, Gabe is a 15 year old battling brain cancer and Zippy comes to him in his moment of need. There was alot of talk about God and living life to the fullest. At first Gabe is not a religious person but as the book goes on he starts having faith and he no longer wants to take life for granted. The premise was interesting and I found myself glued to
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
When I saw this title at first what actually came to my mind was the old toy Rainbow which had a friend called Zippy. Turns out I was so completely off-track and that Following Zippy turned out to be a Lad Lit novel as the main character Gabe is a fifteen year old boy who is bullied for A) being different and B) his best friend Darla aka the girl he has had a long-time crush on , her boyfriend jock Jake has it in for him and one night he gives Gabe a beating which lands him in hospital. Turns ou ...more
Jasmine
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Following Zippy reminds me of the boys POV of TFiOS (The Fault in Our Stars), I really liked this book. First you meet Gabe, who I just adore. He is your typical high school student, who has a crush on this girl, who already has a boyfriend. After unfortunately incident, Gabe goes to the hospital, which is bad, but also good at the same time. Gabe finds something out....this changes his life forever. He then "meets" Zippy!

This book will leave you with a good sense of not taking things for grant
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