Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review: Never Eighteen

Title:  Never Eighteen
Author:  Megan Bostic
Rating:  4.5/5


Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life. Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go. But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.


I read this probably a year ago now so I don't remember the exact story line, or any particular points I liked (which makes it hard to write this review).

I do remember though that it only took me like 2 hours to read, and by the end I was in tears.  It was very powerful, and yet simple at the same time.  And you never quite know what's going on at some points, but since it's a short book things are revealed before it becomes to frustrated.

Recommended to those who like young adult, realistic, and emotional.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dystopian Cover Love

I find that the new covers on dystopian young adult fiction are amazing, so here are ten of my favorites so far.

10.  Reached - Ally Condie

9.  When We Wake - Karen Healey

8.  Defect - Ryann Kerekes

7.  Pure - Julianna Baggott

6.  Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

5.  Silent Changes - Melissa Murphy

4.  Insurgent - Veronica Roth

3.  Divergent - Veronica Roth

2.  Altered - Jennifer Rush

1.  The Selection by Kiera Cass