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Meet Melissa Silverstein. She's twenty-four, witty, cynical, unemployed and unmarried, drifting through life, waiting for the action to start. And Melissa is in a coma. On the outside, she's a shell of a girl, but inside - well, her mind is churning. She's about to take you on a completely unexpected, hysterically funny and touching journey into the inner dreams of a moder ...more
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Chickadee Prince Books (first published July 1st 1987)
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Donna Gillespie
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this novel witty, ingenious and compelling — a constant pleasure to read with its wicked humor, brisk pace, unpredictable turns that keep coming like switchbacks on a road, strongly-drawn characters, and did I mention, the humor. It splashes across every page.

This is the story of a young woman named Melissa, who just wants to live. Not everyone in her family shares her goal: She’s in a coma, thanks to a single regrettable pairing of of alcohol and percodan. Doctors say there’s no hope. M
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Alicia C Gephart Gephart
Giving this book a 2 rating is being very generous! Teens that talk in ways that are not at all reminiscence of the 80's. Extremely annoying speech from the teens as well as one of the adults supposed accent. I almost gave up on this one, but I am not one to give up, so I trudged through. It was a rather surprise ending, but there was nothing redeeming about this novel. My advice is to skip this one! ...more
Liz Burkhart
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Meh. Boring. Skimmed to the end.
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