Review: My Life After Now

May •  24 •  2013
Review: My Life After NowMy Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
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!


Happy Reading!




  1. Candace
    May 24, 2013

    I think this one would give me a tummy ache too. Such an important story, but maybe not the easiest to read about. I definitely want to give this one a read though!

    • Savannah
      May 24, 2013

      Candace, its a very good book. I came out much more educated after reading it. Though, it still hurts my heart and stomach just thinking about it.

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris
    May 24, 2013

    I did not know what this book was about until I read the review! I really like the gritty, realistic contemporaries, so I’ll be adding this to my list.

    • Savannah
      May 24, 2013

      Awesome! Check it out. And let me know what you think about it.

  3. Jenny
    May 24, 2013

    I have anxiety just knowing she’s going to make the mistake that’s going to change her life and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it! That causes me no shortage of stress Savy:) Still, I really want to read this one, I haven’t read too many books that deal with HIV.

    • Savannah
      May 24, 2013

      That’s exactly how I felt going into the story Jenny! I felt so nervous just starting it knowing exactly what would happen to her. Still, its a great book.

  4. Oh wow… I can see this one causing me anxiety as well. I think it sounds like a great issue book, but one I do think I would have to be prepared to read.

    • Savannah
      May 24, 2013

      Exactly. I had to mentally prepare myself for this book several times. Even put it down since some parts got me so workup.

  5. Wendy Darling
    May 24, 2013

    Oo, that’s such a pretty cover! I wouldn’t normally be drawn to a book like this, but your review definitely has me intrigued. It sounds like a pretty intense read.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden