Review: My Life After Now
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on April 2nd 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Lucy just had the worst week ever. Seriously, mega bad. And suddenly, it's all too much—she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of.
And now her life will never be the same. Now, how will she be able to have a boyfriend? What will she tell her friends? How will she face her family?
Now her life is completely different...every moment is a gift. Because now she might not have many moments left.
I wanted to read this book cause I never read anything like this before. Raw and realistic, this book took me on a journey I never thought I take.
1. Plot. This book is very good in the plot. The reader is introduced to a vibrant young girl who has her whole life ahead of her. You see her happy and then BAM! One mistake changes it all.
2. Characters. There are several characters who helped Lucy. They supported her and didn’t turn away from her. They all got educated in what to do and helped Lucy fight.
3. HIV. I think since this book is based on it, the facts and the statistics on the disease is good. It helps the reader become much more aware and educated. It’s broken down easily that any reader who is reading the book would understand.
4. Anxiety. I don’t know why but this book made my stomach hurt. Not that it was bad, it was a great read. Don’t get me wrong, but reading about such a sensitive subject and watching a young girl spiral down that road gave me enough anxiety for the week.
5. Awareness. One thing this book does is create awareness in the reader. I think books like this one is good for young readers to read cause it helps them understand more. Especially since you can read this story and not feel confused but come out educated.
This is touching story that I think all can read. It can happen to anyone at anytime. Compelling and touching, My Life After Now depicts a life changed by a status. Tackling a subject and bringing it to light, My Life After Now is awesome!
I give it 4 BITES!