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Posted April 27, 2012
Great read! I love how this book wasn't cliche and the main char
Great read! I love how this book wasn't cliche and the main character had Cystic Fibrosis instead of cancer, like usual books. I wish it was in first person, but third person is okay too. The ending is sad, but sweet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2011
At age nineteen, Brianna Pelletier is a senior in high school and lives a normal life just like every other teenager. With the exception of just one thing, she is living with Cystic Fibrosis. She is only nineteen, yet she contemplates death almost every day. This book is an absolutely fantastic read. It touches on deep and intense thoughts yet still achieves a level of maturity and lightness that makes it extremely enjoyable to read. The main character, Brianna, sees life in an unusual perspective that will touch anyone's heart. Although Brianna is a sweet person, she looks at almost everything in a "take me as I am" kind of way which makes the character easy to relate to. In this book there are many times when the emotional level runs high, making it impossible to put down. The explanation of Brianna's character in this book is superb, and one will find that when reading this book, they will become completely submersed in the intensity of every scene and interaction between the characters. This book is a wonderful and thorough book and it might even change the way one looks at life forever.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 7, 2009
Forever Changes is Amazing!!
I loved this book!! It Seems a little slow moving, but the message that it has is just astounding!! It really makes you want to reevaluate how you live your own life. Saying that every single person in the world has an effect on..well, everyone else, is just so amazing! I love how that is a main theme! It's a feel good book, and a message that everyone should hear!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2008
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Brianna Pelletier was born with a death sentence. Her DNA gave her Cystic Fibrosis. The only unknown for Brianna is how long she will have. <BR/><BR/>It's Brianna's senior year and while her friends are planning for college, Brianna's plans are far simpler: live to see graduation. She never intended to go to college. She never believed she'd survive this long. But things are going pretty good. She's managed to avoid any serious infections and remain out of the hospital. She fears that if she needs to return to the hospital, she'll never leave. Well, she'd never leave alive. <BR/><BR/>So as senior year progress, she gains insight into what it means to really live, by an unlikely source - her ailing math teacher. Her alphabetically placed study buddy, Adam, hears a rumor that Mr. Eccles was in a band, Love, in the past. Downloading the music, Adam shares the bizarre album, Forever Changes, with Brianna. The music reaches a part of her that she could never put into words. After hearing the music, and then encountering Mr. Eccles one evening on a deserted beach, the two form an understanding with each other. <BR/><BR/>Through Brianna's dad's gentle love, the nerdy pressure from Adam, and the desire to live courtesy of Mr. Eccles, Brianna takes living to the next step - she attends an information session at MIT and takes the scariest step of her life, sending in her application. This action could bring hope or despair. On one level, she fears that by sending it in, she is hexing herself that she will never live to see her admission to MIT. But on another level, she doesn't want to die and wants some ray of hope, something to live for. <BR/><BR/>In Brianna, Mr. Halpin shares with readers both a wish to live and a desire to not die, which really are not one and the same. Brianna does her best with the hand she's been dealt. More than anything, she dreams of being like everyone else without a care in the world, but she has greater obstacles to overcome. She does so bravely and without blame. She's an inspiring character to curl up and share a few hours with.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 13, 2009
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Posted October 25, 2013
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