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What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
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it was amazing
bookshelves: youngadult, realistic_fiction, in_verse

Talk about a quick read - I could have read this in one sitting if I hadn't started at 11:30pm the first night. While at first I worried the style would feel too gimmicky to be enjoyed - 100 pages, 100 words per page - it instead became almost like reading poetry, with Will's stream of consciousness feeling like a free verse.

A beautiful little story that has some dark moments that propel it forward, but make it ends with hope for this young man and his friend.
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Reading Progress

July 26, 2018 – Shelved
July 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 26, 2018 – Shelved as: youngadult
January 18, 2020 – Started Reading
January 18, 2020 – Shelved as: realistic_fiction
January 18, 2020 –
page 50
24.04% "Reminds me a bit of 'I am the Messenger' with the secret presents. I wasn't sure how I felt about the 100 chapters/100 words, if it would feel like a gimmick, but it works. Fast read and hard to put down."
January 19, 2020 – Shelved as: in_verse
January 19, 2020 – Finished Reading

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