Monday, August 22, 2016

Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander

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Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 302
My rating: 3.5 star
Ages: 15+

After the death of her best friend, Becca counts the days by how many pages she reads. Becca goes through her days in a haze, but when Max starts to befriend her, the haze starts to clear. The only thing that keeps Becca from truly living her life is the fear that she will lose whoever she lets in. Max helps her open up, but an accident makes Becca wonder if it's worth it.

This was a great look on grief, continuing to live after the death of a loved one, and how we all deal with it differently. Becca is a shy, timid girl who has been hurt and doesn't want to be hurt again. This was something that I could relate to--that I think a lot of people can relate to.

The story is full of ups and downs with friends, family, school, love, and trust. Which is what life is, a series of highs and lows and us learning how to deal with them in a positive and productive way. And knowing that there are people in our life who will help us, and some may only be in it for a short time, but everything we learn from them we should hold close.

There was some strong language.

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