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Daisy's Choice

4.71  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Nothing left to live for…that's how eighteen-year-old Daisy Sugarbush feels after an explosion inflicts deep burns over seventy percent of her body, condemning her to six excruciating months in the hospital, where her pleas to stop treatment are ignored.

Blind and horribly disfigured, she wishes only to end her wretched life as soon as possible. Starvation should push her
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published March 21st 2018 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
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N.N. Light
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have never read a book like this one. The author presents so much between the covers, it is hard to simply convey what this is about. In the end, this book is about the indomitable spirit of humanity.

Daisy stumbled through her life and dealt with what seemed like huge things (some were) and others, in fact, didn't mean so much. Then came the explosion that didn't kill her but destroyed her body. She suffered such a horrible thing that it was no surprise she just wanted to die. Whether she de
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartfelt and Emotional

Daisy Sugarbush is not your average girl. She rather be fixing cars and unclogging toilets with her father than staying at home with her mother learning how to cook and clean. She always thought she should have been born a boy as anything domesticated surely did not interest her. Daisy could never reach her mother’s high standards in learning how to be the perfect wife and mother. All the wisdom she learned, she learned through her father. Her father was her anchor up unti
Stephen King
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daisy’s Choice is a fantastic , breathtakingly well written book.
I do not make this statement lightly; this is story that needs to be read.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review and I wish I could give it 10 stars. While the subject matter is confronting, and looks at an age old contentious issue, I applaud the author not only for writing it, but the beautiful way he has done so.

Mr Owens, make no mistake, is a great writer, and has used tremendous skill to bring the characters to
Louetta Waters
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't say enough about how I loved this book! To me, a good story evokes feelings, and this story took me on a rollercoaster ride I did not expect. Not many books I would read a second time because there are just to many books out there to read...but this, this book is worth my time for a second read. So so very well written, I found myself lost in its pages.. You know the feeling when you look up and can't quite remember where you are you were so involved in the story. And the characters. I l ...more
Ryan Summers
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotional and thought-provoking story. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Daisy Sugarbush starts out the story as her dad’s shadow. A true tomboy, she’d rather be fixing things with him or going places with him or hanging out with the guys. Her mother is resigned to the fact that her daughter is not likely to become a ‘lady’.

Then Daisy’s beloved dad is stolen by cancer. Daisy and her mother are driven further apart than ever. In an attempt to re-connect with her dau
Leslie OBrien
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the tender age of 18, Daisy Sugarbush's life is drastically changed when an explosion causes burns over 70% of her body. Blind and disfigured, she's ready to end her life but her pleas to stop treatment are ignored. Seeking a means to escape this world, she quickly discovers that her new therapist has other ideas.

I will readily admit that I have difficulty reading stories like this. The absolute emotional heartbreak and depth of pain will quickly bring my tears but once I start, the compulsio
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a digital ARC of #Daisy'sChoice from #NetGalley for an honest review.

For me this is a hard book to review. It was a good story, but not one I found myself desperate to pick up and carry on reading after taking a break to do other things. It was a hard read in places due to the topics covered. It's definitely not one to read if you want something lighthearted, but then I didn't expect it to be! I found the end to be quite emotional, which I wasn't expecting. Daisy's main issue, which i
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing introduction to a new author (to me)! This book is not for the feint of heart as the author takes us on an amazing journey that is beyond heartbreaking at times and at other times really shows the resilience of the human spirit. The story brings so many different issues to the forefront so they cannot be simply washed over, you have no choice but to think about them. This is a story that demands your full attention and it’s a story that lives on far after finishing the book. It’s ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was a compelling story, a heart moving story. Don't expect to read this without experiencing a lot of emotional ups and downs.

The plot is about a young woman badly burned and her experience in the medical system that didn't care what she was feeling or her choices in care. Finally escaping to her mother's care she faced well meaning loved ones, who worked to bend her to their will with the best of intentions.

End of life issues are difficult. Maintaining dignity during medical treatmen
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a story that grabs you by the imagination and takes you for a ride. From the beginning to the end, it is an intense thrill ride. The characters are portrayed so clearly that you can imagine them and see them doing the things throughout the book. I recommend this book to one and all.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Patrick Clark
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional and thought provoking. Daisy's Choice is a contemplative story-line about serious end of life medical and ethical issues and the complications generated by the love of family and friends. This is a serious and heart-warming story for a mature audience. ...more
InD'tale Magazine

Daisy is a breath of fresh air for the heroine of the story.

Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine.

Leslie Bowes
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daisy’s Choice was truly an amazing book! You should ran not walk and buy this book. You will not want to put it down.
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