18 Things

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Can eighteen things save a life?

Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name (after her grandmothers, of course) and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then, Conner is killed in a freak accident and Olga feels responsible for his death. The sarcastic, nerdy girl who never missed a day of school is suddenly lost and unable to deal with the emotional pain. When she downs an ...

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Overview

Can eighteen things save a life?

Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name (after her grandmothers, of course) and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then, Conner is killed in a freak accident and Olga feels responsible for his death. The sarcastic, nerdy girl who never missed a day of school is suddenly lost and unable to deal with the emotional pain. When she downs an entire bottle of pain pills, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled "18 Things": eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

But there's more to Olga's quests than meets the eye - when her therapist reveals the startling truth, her world is shaken. Now, she doesn't just risk losing her true soul-mate forever - she risks losing her very soul as well.

There's only one thing she knows for certain: her choice will affect their future for all eternity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620071519
  • Publisher: Whampa, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/24/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 990,439
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a Language Arts middle school teacher by day.

When not at home on her laptop or at school, she can often be found at a local book store grabbing random children and reading to them. So far, she has not been arrested for this.

Although she spent her youthful summers around Lake Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her prince charming, two children (sometimes three based on how Mr. Ayres is acting), and a basset hound. She really does have grandmothers named Olga and Gay but unlike her heroine, she's thankfully not named after either one of them.

She loves lazy pajama days, the first page of a good book, stupid funny movies, and sharing stories with fantastic people like you. Her previous works include the first installment of her trilogy, 18 Things.

Visit her online via Twitter, Facebook, or at www.jamieayres.com.
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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    18 Things is the story of a seventeen-year old girl¿s healing jo

    18 Things is the story of a seventeen-year old girl’s healing journey. When Connor, the boy Olga Worontzoff  is in love with dies during a lightning storm, Olga has to deal with her grief, survivor’s guilt and the blame placed on her for Connor’s death by his friends and family. Her therapist tells her to make a list of eighteen things she would like to do by the time she turns eighteen.

    On her journey, Olga’s nemesis, Toe-Touch Tammy, a popular cheerleader who blames her for Connor’s death, nearly loses her dad to alcoholism. The two unlikely girls become friends and together, work through their grief.

    This young adult novel should appeal to all kids, boys and girls, who want to read an emotion-packed story about overcoming loss and gaining self confidence on the way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Great story with a great message!

    Great story with a great message!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Young adult awesome!

    I can't wait for my tween to read this awesome book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    Inspiring and emotional journey about a girl who seems like fami

    Inspiring and emotional journey about a girl who seems like family to me. Geared more to teens, but I think all ages will take away a message and hopefully create their own bucket list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Loved this book by Jamie Ayres.  18 Things kept me interested th

    Loved this book by Jamie Ayres.  18 Things kept me interested the entire way through.  Can't wait for the next book by Jamie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    I couldn't put this book down!  It was simply fantastic and left

    I couldn't put this book down!  It was simply fantastic and left you guessing the entire way through.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    An inspirational message to people of all ages. You'll laugh, y

    An inspirational message to people of all ages. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you will be touched by the characters friendships. My best recommendation is to buy it, read it, then share it. In writing this, I also hope to persuade you to make your own bucket list that will take you outside your comfort zone. There is no doubt in my mind that this book will help get you started.
    Enjoy!

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  • Posted April 21, 2013

    This is one of my favorite books I couldn't put it down. This bo

    This is one of my favorite books I couldn't put it down. This book is wonderfully fantastic and that ending totally didn't see that coming!!
    It's a must read!! I can't wait to read her next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    I couldn't put 18 Things down! I was hooked right from the prolo

    I couldn't put 18 Things down! I was hooked right from the prologue! Great Job, Jami Ayres!

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I teach middle school and t

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I teach middle school and there is a great message in this book for teens. I can't wait for the second one to come out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    An inspirational message with lots of humor and larger than life

    An inspirational message with lots of humor and larger than life characters! Plenty of Star Wars references for an awesome geek romance and I loved the music! I cried in the prologue--don't skip over it! And I cried during the speech in chapter 17. I never saw the ending coming--thought I had it figured out and then she surprised me again! I sat there in shock digesting it, but then I read the prologue for 18 Truths and I can't wait for the next book!18 Things will definitely make you think!

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    Posted January 25, 2013

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