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The Immortalists by Chloe  Benjamin
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really liked it
bookshelves: owned, bookclub, read-2018

What an interesting concept for a book! Four siblings – during their youth – will visit a fortune teller who will tell them each individually the date of their death: no sibling telling the other. How they live the rest of their lives may- or may not – be dependent on “knowing.”

Would you want to know? Would knowing change the way you live; for better or for worse?

The book is broken down into four parts for each of the siblings: Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya. How they deal with the news of their date of death, if they believe, the decisions they make, and ultimately their end.

By the time I got halfway through the last section the message started coming to me: that a-ha moment. I really enjoyed this book. It was different and kept me engaged.

I think at first you feel it may be a bit more of a fantasy type read with some magic, but it wasn’t. Once their lives move on from that day with the fortune teller, we are immersed in their stories of “living,” I highly recommend reading!

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Reading Progress

November 12, 2017 – Shelved
November 12, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 31, 2018 – Shelved as: owned
August 26, 2018 – Started Reading
August 28, 2018 –
page 111
August 30, 2018 –
page 244
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: bookclub
August 31, 2018 – Shelved as: read-2018
August 31, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by sue (new) - rated it 4 stars

sue I liked this book too. Very different

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