28 January 2012

ARC Review Never Eighteen By: Megan Bostic

Never EighteenNever Eighteen by Megan Bostic

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**Tiny Spoiler Alert** Never Eighteen is both a sad and very inspiring story. It took us through Austin's last days or week battling Leukemia. Austin Parker is a 17 year old boy well considering his experiences i'd say he's very much a man and thats not a sexual joke either. He's diagnosed with cancer in ninth grade and this book is about his journey to try to fix the things he's done wrong and help the people he knows are hurting. With the help of his best friend who he's in love with Kaylee he travels around trying his best to make things right before he's gone. I got a bookmark with the book and there's a quote on there that says be aware you'll need a tissue. Now usually i read those kind of things on books all the time and i don't listen because I'm not a huge cryer but boy do i regret not listening because i shed a lot of tears by the end of the book.

Austin was a really sweet guy from what i read in the book and all he wanted was to help people and to let Kaylee know that he loved her. In my eyes he succeeded. He helped people and also got to experience things he never had before which is everyones dream before they die right? I loved Austin's character because like i said he wasn't too whiny or annoying he just wanted to help and i loved that about him. I loved how he helped Allie made sure he visited his estranged grandma. His dead best friends mom. An old friend and he even got his parents back together. If i was dying and the last thing i saw was my parents get back together if they were separated i would be able to rest in peace.

Now being in Kaylee's shoes is a whole different story. The poor girl lost her dad when she was young. One of her really good friends a couple years later. Then she loses her best friend/ the love of her life. Now i'd be able to at least get past it but to sit there and watch my best friend/lover die and know that i can't do a thing about it that would be hard. She made sure she made Austin's last few weeks awesome and that was really sweet of her. I'm glad that she knows how he really felt even though it probably made everything a whole lot harder she needed to know how Austin felt.

Overall i give this book 5 stars. It gave me everything i want in a book. I laughed, cried, and smiled. Austin and Kaylee are very good candidates for my favorite characters of 2012 even though were only in January =) I recommend this book to anyone who really needs a good cry, because it'll give you just what you need.

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  1. Wow - this book sounds incredible! It definitely sounds like something that I'd really enjoy. I'm glad that you liked it - Thanks for the great review!

  2. I am really interested in reading this book! Have been hearing great things about it! Awesome review, Paige! ♥ Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  3. I have this love hate relationship with books that make me cry. On one hand, they are normally really inspiring and well written to move me to tears, but on the other hand they make me sad! I have to be in the right mind set to pick up a sad book, especially one that deals with cancer.

    great review!

  4. This sounds like a very touching read, glad that you enjoyed it so much.
    - Jessica at Book Sake


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