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15 October 2011

Shelf Candy

Shelf Candy Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies at Five Alarm Book Reviews in which we do the unthinkable---judge a book purely on its cover!  

I stumbled across by Shelf Candy for this week while reading Kristi (The Story Siren) 's post about books she is pining for. 
The book is All These Lives by Sarah Wylie.  The summary states:  Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away. To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one.

While this probably won't end up on my TBR pile, I think its too heavy for me (and that doesn't mean that I won't eventually read it or won't mention it to someone else to read, its just not for me right now), but it does sound interesting. 

I really liked the cover image before I even read the summary.  To me, its like she's letting go.  And then, when I read the summary, I realized that yes, that could be part of it. 

For more information about the book, you can visit the author's blog.

1 comment:

  1. That's a pretty cool cover! It reminds me of Hourglass, in that it is presented as vertical, but is really horizontal. Great pick!!

    Steph @ Steph's Stacks

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