In 27 Days

In 27 Days

by Alison Gervais


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ISBN-13: 9780310759010
Publisher: Blink
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 80,171
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alison Gervais began writing at the age of five and gained recognition by posting her work on Wattpad in 2011. She graduated from Colorado State University - Pueblo with a degree in English and is still figuring out what else she'd like to do in life. As for now, she plans to keep writing, rereading Harry Potter, watching Supernatural and Law and Order: SVU, and enjoying life with her husband and their two cats, Jane and Smoke.

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In 27 Days 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this book! I read it on wattpad first, and it is literally one of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's well worth the read at any age. It was well written and it kept my interest all the way through.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great young adult book! Really captures you and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Makes you think about the things that make life worth living, and the effect we have on others. Done in a really unique and creative way. My only complaint is that things were a little too spelled out at times; I think readers would be smart enough to pick up on certain things. Otherwise, really enjoyed this story and read it all in one sitting...hard to put it down!
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
The story is told from Hadley's point of view, so we don't necessarily get to know exactly what is going on in Archer's mind, or exactly what might make him want to kill himself, except through the experiences that Hadley creates as she tries to get to know him and make him not want to commit suicide. What I like about the story is that it doesn't all just go easy as they start hanging out and become friends and all is good. No, Archer has reasons for not trusting other people. Reasons for not letting Hadley just walk right in and get to know him. But he has a great family, and they are very accepting of Hadley, and welcome her into their fold. It turns out that Hadley may come from a wealthier family than Archer, but having money takes from the time she gets with her parents. And it's not that they don't love her, I'm glad that even though she has absent parents, it is worked in to show that they do really love her, and that they can learn from things going on in their life and try to make things better. I like all the twists the story took whenever we learned something new about either Archer, or Hadley, or even just what the deal with Death actually will entail and make Hadley have to deal with. I only had two issues with the story. One was how the two of them really didn't seem to know each other that much before all of this started. But maybe that works better for the way the story is told. The other issue I had maybe deals more with while the story is about a suicide being prevented, there isn't that much about the suicide itself. Again, the way the story is told, that is probably for the best as well. But don't go into the story expecting something like that. For the most part you are getting the month before he will do it, just the repeat of it through Hadley's eyes. Definitely a good read though. One I can definitely see adding to my school library.
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
Archer was only a classmate from freshman year. (Though admittedly, Hadley blushed every time he looked in her direction.) So why was his sudden suicide so painfully shocking? Hadley attends Archer's funeral, and on the way out the door, she meets a strange individual. Death. He offers her a deal: go back in time 27 days and change Archer's decision. Hadley takes the deal ... but there will be consequences. The first thing I noticed about In 27 Days (aside from the gorgeous cover, of course!) was the fact that it was previously published on Wattpad, a website and app full of free fiction. I say, go Alison Gervais, a Wattpad success story! Anyway, back to the review. I enjoyed In 27 Days. I made me think. My old roommate said once that her friend was depressed, which made her miserable to hang out with. So my roommate cut ties with her. I thought, yeah, it's good to take care of yourself ... but what if that was when a friend needs you most? When they are down and depressed. What if that was when they needed someone to stick it out and be a friend no matter what, because that is what true, loving friendship is. That is what Hadley did for Archer in In 27 Days. She had to start from scratch, befriending someone who pushed everyone away, though he desperately needed someone to show they cared. It was beautiful and inspiring. Definitely difficult for Hadley, but she was up for the challenge. It's easier to keep pushing back when you know someone's life is on the line, I think. Though it is by no means easy. And it was harder for Hadley because of some of the "things" trying to keep Archer wanting to commit suicide. Basically, I think this story was done well. It addressed the suicide question well and had a great romance and compelling plot. I really enjoyed it. And I highly recommend it. I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
maggie-martin94 More than 1 year ago
This book made my heart grow three sizes. I will remember Archer and Hadley's story for a long time to come! Seriously, seriously one of my favorite 2017 debuts I've had the pleasure of reading. If you're a fan of If I Stay, this one's for you.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
To be honest, the blurb of this book had me a little hesitant but the prospect of a book involving a component of death and time travel was too much to ignore. (And in a small part, I was also intrigued by the cover). Anyway, the basic plot of the book is that Hadley is sent back 27 days in time, by Death, to stop her classmate from committing suicide. Considering the subject matter of suicide, I was mostly wondering if the romance would be a factor in the prevention of that (which is a problematic theme) but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that while there is romance, it focuses more on their friendship, and the fact that they can rely on each other and brighten each others' day. Hadley becomes a support for an Archer who is still recovering from events in his past. When Hadley is first sent back to save him, she barely knows him. All she knows is she doesn't want a fellow student to give up on his life - but Archer is quite closed off in the start. He frequently shuts down her attempts to befriend him, but she keeps persisting because she sees it as a defense mechanism. And while she gets to know him and his family, she finds a sense of belonging with them. They become like her family, and while her own is not bad, her parents are quite absent from her lives. The experience of their friendship changes Hadley and Archer both, with Hadley starting to realize to demand more of her life, and Archer finding some light (I would like to add -I would have liked this book better if we also had some Archer POV chapters) Now, on the supernatural aspect, it is not entirely clear why she is sent back to save him, or why Death even cared to save one boy's life. And with Havoc, I was also a bit disappointed on the resolution of his presence. It is definitely not a major plot point of the book, but just to add stakes to her mission, which kind of cheapens it. In all, it is a good book about relationships, finding a support system and family.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Encouraging and well written