A Messy, Beautiful Life

A Messy, Beautiful Life Book Cover A Messy, Beautiful Life
Sara Jade Alan
Young Adult Fiction
Entangled: Teen
October 2, 2017

Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die. So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.



“A Messy, Beautiful Life” tossed my emotions around like a clothes dryer, wrung them, flipped them upside down, and tossed them out.  It’s a book about cancer, but not at all like any of the other books you probably had pop into your mind.  Everything about it feels so real.  I felt their joy and their pain, and I am not ashamed to admit that I cried like a baby.  Highly recommended!

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

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