Sunday, September 29, 2013

Super Six Sunday #5

Super Six Sunday

Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme created from Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by "Top Ten Tuesday" from The Broke and The Bookish

This week's Super Six is...
Books that made me cry. hard!

I try to avoid the emotional books because they make me cry. However that doesn't always work. I have in the last year read a few that left me in tears. My hubby laughs because it's just like when I cry during tv shows or movies.

At the moment only one book really comes to mind.

Forever and Always by Karla J. Nellenbach (Goodreads) This one was a huge tearjerker. The last half of the book had me in tears. I remember my hubby being home and complaining that I was depressing. It's a brilliant story that gives an inside perspective on a girl with cancer. Check out my (Review) While it pulled at my heartstrings I loved it.


Mia's first reaction is outright disbelief. Obviously, a mistake has been made. Sixteen-year-old girls don't die. But, when the diagnosis is confirmed, she dives headlong into anger. If she has to die, why should it be of cancer? In fact, anything would be preferable to cancer. Better for her to say when, where, and especially how.

Determined to meet death on her own terms, Mia devises scheme after scheme to get the job done. A “fall” down the basement stairs, driving her car off a bridge, and even a dance with a train all end in her survival. 

And through it all, Mia keeps her family and friends at arms' length with her destructive and hurtful behavior. With each failed suicide attempt and burned relationship, she slowly realizes that it’s not the dying that she’s afraid of, but the life she’ll be leaving behind. Now, that life is in a shambles. As time begins to slip through her fingers and death is upon her, Mia fights to rebuild the bridges she has destroyed, but can she do it before the clock runs out?

What are your top six this week?

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