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The best book I have read,
This review is from: Before I Die (Hardcover)
This is an amazing book - I laughed, cried, it made me feel as though I'd lost a best friend by the end. But it isn't depressing - in fact it's a book about death that made me feel exhilarated at the end - amazing. It reminded me in some way of THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold - dealing with loss, death, love in the most incredible way. And when I remember what being a teenager was like I think the author has just put her finger on the extremes of feeling you have - let alone under such a life sentence. If there is any book you must read, this is the one! It certainly isn't just for teenagers - it's for everyone. Unforgettable.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2009 14:02:47 GMT
M. ritchie says:
In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2009 20:42:42 BDT
I loved Before I Die, but found The Lovely Bones terrible sentimental trite nonsense which I would NOT recommend. Written about as well as something by Stephenie Meyer who herself proved that poor writing is no barrier to success.
Did you end up enjoying Before I Die by the end, out of curiosity? If not, what was so rubbish about it- the writing, the storyline, or did you dislike the characters themselves?
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