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Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (USA)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? 

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most? 

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.

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Julie lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cat who tolerates her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray cats, she works at an academic library.Side Effects May Vary is Julie's debut novel.

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  1. Vicky B said...:

    It's a little unreal how much I want to read this book. I love the idea of a girl being fearless and then having to face the consequences. I met Julie at a convention in September and she is so kind and adorable, and I can't wait to read this book!

  1. Natasha said...:

    I want to know how she faces the consequences. Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. Cancer books have always interested me and I LOVE the cover! Plus, I've heard that the main character took ballet classes like I do so I am doubly excited to read the book! :) Thanks for the giveaway! :D Also, Harvey (the love interest) sounds really sweet.

  1. bn100 said...:

    wonder if she lives

  1. Unknown said...:

    Wooh, interesting.
    Good luck guys! :)

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm looking forward to reading Side Effects May Vary. The synopsis looks like a interesting take on a cancer book.

  1. Daniel M said...:

    yep with every choice comes consequences, good and bad - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com