Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by us, that highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's 'can't-wait-to-read' selection is:

Side Effects May Vary
Title: Side Effects May Vary
Author: Julie Murphy
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 18th March 2014
Find on: Goodreads

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.

Haven't done this for two weeks! Sorry guys been busy lately! It was the title that caught my eye and the story itself that fascinated me. It almost reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars, since the main character has cancer, but the story is different. I am really curious to see how it would turn out! Also, I love the cover! It's really eye-catching! I just hope the story doesn't make me cry in the end... (somehow I hope it does because that means it's good)


  1. This sounds really good! I've seen it around a lot lately.

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  2. It sounds a bit like Before I Die. I might give this book a try :)
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