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“I couldn’t feel my arms or legs. My neck, my hair, my stomach—they weren’t mine anymore.”
After Estella Montclair is killed in a texting and driving crash, what remains of her face and body is devastating. But not all of her has died. During the first month after her death, Estella’s spirit travels among her living friends and family. Her best friends Zara, Eva and Jett show her how pain and sorrow can break apart or strengthen a bond. She also sees for the first time that loss can spark revenge, catastrophe can come without warning, and we all have secrets. She wonders if her chance for love with Phoenix has passed her by, and if out of sight truly means out of mind. And maybe one day the girl who caused her death will admit her mistake. While adjusting to a new state of being, Estella struggles to face the limitations that come with death, but blossoms by recognizing she can still touch the lives of the people she once knew so well.
I am going to recommend this book to every teenager and Young-Adult out there. You should read it. The book contains some great and important messages.
It’s a book about losing a loved one and surviving thereafter. I felt the pain and loss in each and every line. The book is really well written. Life is so unpredictable. It’s scary, isn’t it?
Death is particularly hard on the people left behind. This book made me cry, made me think about life and death. We take so many things for granted and there are so many things in our lives we just don’t appreciate enough. Books like this help to put things in perspective.
“Being in the right place at the right time could work for you or against you”.
The beginning is really good. It engrossed me and I couldn’t stop reading. The plot of the book is a little like that of The Lovely Bones
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The best think about the book is that it’s realistic. I felt connected to Estella. Her pain, her confusion, anger it all makes sense. It’s natural to be angry at the person who caused the accident, to be selfish and wish that people miss you and cry at your funeral.
All the characters are well developed. I liked her friends. To know their story and read how they coped with their best friend’s death was heart wrenching. We get to know Jett, Zara and Eva through Estella. She can feel their emotions and understand them better now then she ever did. All three of them were facing their own issues and each had a story.
They didn’t deserve the hate or anger directed towards them by Gwen and Sonia, (friend’s of Heidi who caused the accident that killed Estella). They were mean and horrible. And it was uncomfortable to read what they did to Jett and Zara.
I do have few issues with the book. Firstly, with Estella’s character. She confused me. I did not understand why she was doing certain things. Especially when she watched her friends being intimate with their boyfriends. I mean, who does that? She actually watched and described everything and it was so wrong on so many levels. I also didn’t like Phoenix much. He was sweet but he should have stood up for the girls. He should have done something.
The writing is really good but I think there are just too many issues dealt with in one book. The way the girls honor Estella was sweet. Their friendship is beautiful.
About The Author:
Isobella Jade is an author, petite model and a wizard of self-promotion. Her modeling memoir Almost 5’4″ is her personal memoir about being a shorter-than-average model in NYC, the ins and outs and highs and lows of striving to beat the odds. Her graphic novel Model Life was released in November 2009 and Short Stuff is her collection of on-the-job experiences that took place after Almost 5’4″ and includes modeling tips for shorter girls. Her most recent work is a new YA
novel called Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible Series. Website || Twitter
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