I was just an ordinary weirdo until the day one word changed the course of my existence forever.
I'd given up on life as I knew it, and in the blink of an eye, made a decision that would turn my world, and the town of Flintlock, on its butt.
Uncovering a hidden boy and a town secret kept buried for decades, I maneuvered through my numbered days with one goal in mind, but the sheriff, life, and my body had other plans.
My name is Prudence Penderhaus. I'd never done anything remarkable. Never even bothered to look up. Until the day I found out I was dying.
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Yeah, this was a binge worthy read! I couldn't and frankly didn't want to put it down. I loved this book, only by the second chapter was I laughing and crying. It brought out my emotions and I couldn't contain my laughter or the tears. My BF thinks I'm insane when he walks in and I'm crying while reading lol. That to me is pure talent, to actually feel for these characters as if they were real and next to me. I'm a hard @zz anyway and I don't have normal emotions. So yea...was really awesome! Pru(Prudence)Penderhause is a neat girl. She doesn't think so herself, and neither does her peers. She has a couple friends, but besides that and a loving mother that's it. I think she is awesome and reminds me of me. The poor girl gets bad news and decides to live her life to the fullest. In doing that she meets a peculiar boy named cass(Cassius)Shooster. He is also a neat fella and I love him! Both of their lives are thrown into a storm and they need each other to come out okay. I've never read a book that has these types of characters at the fore front. Characters in any other books that would be in the spotlight. Was very refreshing! Can't wait for book two!!
Prudence Penderhaus was an average high school nobody that has flown under the radar all her life. She never would have guessed the day she found out she was dying would be the first day she really started to live. This was a clever mystery that was a pleasure to read. I won't go into details to avoid spoilers but this story definitely hit home for me and left me with all the feels. The characters were smart and interesting and we learned a good chunk of the mystery but it seems there are still quite a few twists we don't know about yet. I am very interested to see what happens next and in my opinion 17 Marigold Lane is recommended.
This book starts with a seventeen-year-old girl coming to terms with the fact she's dying. Now going on from that, you would expect this book to full of doom and gloom. Instead, it is funny and heartbreaking at the same time. Prudence makes a decision to do something that she has never dared to before, based on the fact of 'what does it matter now anyway?' What follows on is a mystery story that will keep you intrigued and engrossed as you turn the pages. The slowly developing relationship between our two main characters was fantastic to read about. One of the things that makes this book so superb is that our Main Male is on the spectrum. Now it's not clearly defined in there, but you do know he is highly functioning and his life could have been 'normal' if he'd been given the right circumstances. I loved Cass and his 'quirks' and definitely want to read more about him. Well written and with a smooth pace, and well rounded, developed characters. There were no grammatical errors that I found. This is the first book in a series and it does come with a cliffhanger ending. I honestly can't wait to read more. Highly recommended! * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!