Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. It's hosted by Breaking the Spine
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Goodreads Summary

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.

I love the sound of this book! It doesnt come out until March 18, and is published by Baltzer+Bray (HarperCollins). I will be picking this one up! What are you waiting on? Let me know!



  1. This one sounds really good! It's the first I'm hearing of it, but I love the description!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Haven't heard of this one, I've been looking for a few good contemporaries !

    1. If you want a good contemporary, read either The Beginning of Everything for a good coming of age story, or Just One Day by Gayle Forman for an awesome travel book :) Thanks for stopping by!