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The F-It List by Julie Halpern: 250+ Book Giveaway! (USA)

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex’s dad’s funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. 

Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she’s hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn’t know she’ll be able to finish now. That’s where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.

Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.

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Author Bio/Links:

Julie Halpern is the author of Get Well SoonInto the Wild Nerd Yonder and Don't Stop Now, as well as the picture book Toby and the Snowflakes. In addition to writing, Julie is a middle-school librarian. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, lived in Australia for six months, and created a couple of zines before she started writing books, and realized she was and always has been a writer. She is married to the artist Matthew Cordell, and they live outside Chicago with their daughter and gloriously large Siamese cat, Tobin.

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  1. Oooo, mysterious boy.

  1. Sarah P said...:

    the bucket list aspect of it seems really interesting!

  1. I think it sounds intriguing and I love the title beyond reasonable measure. Thanks.

  1. I like that Alex helps Becca when she needs her the most.

  1. bn100 said...:

    The bucket list sounds interesting

  1. Friendship~ Looking good.

  1. I'm curious what happened at the funeral to nearly end Becca and Alex's friendship, and I like that the tension from that will probably carry through their reconciliation.

  1. Abby Brown said...:

    Wow! This book looks amazing!

  1. This sounds like a book journey I'd like to go on!

  1. Daniel M said...:

    sounds like lots of struggle and trying to overcome, life sucks - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com