Wednesday, June 13, 2012
REVIEW: Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.
But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.
From the minute that I heard about this book, I had to read it and was lucky enough to be sent an ARC by Megan Bostic...... The writing style makes it very easy to read and connect with the characters.
Never Eighteen is the story of Austin. A 17 year old boy who knows he will never make it to 18 and so sets out on a road trip of sorts with his best friend and secret crush Kaylee.
“There are some things I want to do, some crazy things, some wild things, some fun things, things I’ve never done, thing’s I’ve never seen.”
Austin wants to make an impact. To know that he has made a difference even if it's in just a small way. So he visits people who have been a part of his life and have had their own struggles to deal with. He lets them know that he cares and that there are other people who care..... And throughout the weekend with Kaylee he makes time for their friendship. And it's a beautiful friendship..... I really loved the interaction between the 2 of them.
You know going into Never Eighteen that this story is not a happy ever after.... Yes it's a story of death, but it's also a story of love and hope... It is heartwarming, heartbreaking and heart wrenching and it will touch your heart as it did mine.
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