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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Somebody Up There Hates You (YA)


Book #40 Read in 2014
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (YA)

This is so much more than a cancer book.  Richard (main character) is written in such a way that his voice is so true to life.  Richard is in hospice and so is Sylvie....and both are teenagers.  They try to retain some sort of normalcy with their budding romance but that creates more problems for both them and their families.  The secondary characters (the harpy, Edward, Richard's mother, uncle and grandmother) are interesting and bring even more depth to the book.  I could see this book being called a grittier The Fault in Our Stars...and I mean that as a compliment.  Add to this that the author is 1.  local and 2. was my Honors English 101 professor at college and that just completes the package.  I highly recommend it.

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