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Cheating Fate

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Cheating Fate is the charged story of four teens, all best friends, who have grown up together in a small town in the BC interior. Loyal, compassionate, and trusting they accept their friendship bonds with a resoluteness that only another teen could understand. But when they survive a serious snowmobile accident and discover they share remarkable and frightening memories o ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 2008 by Thistledown Press
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What if the date or circumstances of your death had been predetermined, and somehow, you become aware of that information. Is it possible to “cheat” fate as it were and avoid death, or is fate absolutely final and unalterable? These are the questions that first-time novelist Audrey Pfitzenmaier addresses in Cheating Fate. In a small town in the BC interior, four teens (best friends who have grown up together) narrowly escape death in a snowmobiling accident. Sharing the same near-death experienc ...more
Ellen - CFS
Feb 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book had a lot of elements that I really appreciated, from the spooky premise to the sense of place to the realistic inclusion of a Southeast Asian character. It should have a wider appeal than it probably will due to it's Canadian origins. I highly recommend this. My only problem has to do with Cassidy's character, in that she reverts to the caretaker role so common to female characters. Aside from that, and it's not a minor quibble, this is a good read - suspenseful, well defined characte ...more
Ellen
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spooky
This book had a lot of elements that I really appreciated, from the spooky premise to the sense of place to the realistic inclusion of a Southeast Asian character. It should have a wider appeal than it probably will due to it's Canadian origins. I highly recommend this. My only problem has to do with Cassidy's character, in that she reverts to the caretaker role so common to female characters. Aside from that, and it's not a minor quibble, this is a good read - suspenseful, well defined characte ...more
Liz
Dec 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS EVER
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Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I know that I know - but- I dont WANT to know. Why are some books soooooo sad? Why?Why?Why?
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