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Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

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Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Received ARC

★★★★★ 5/5 Stars

Expected Publication: January 16th, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.

Austin Parker suffers from Leukemia and is on a mission to help out those who seem to have lost their way. Since he is not going to make it past the age of 18 he feels that those who can live on should do it happily, not doing drugs and acting like they have given up on life.

I really liked this book a lot. It got to me more than I thought it would. I cried twice while reading this, and it is definitely an easy read. I love it when a book has so much emotion put into it that you yourself cry. I would definitely recommend this book!

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Updated 2011 DAC

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The first time I made my DAC list, I had 15 books on the list. After reading several reviews and seeing what some of my Goodreads friends have added, the list has almost doubled. So, here is the updated list.

  1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  2. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  3. Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
  4. Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
  5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  6. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
  7. Broken Wings by Helen Landalf
  8. The Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  9. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  10. Die For Me by Amy Plum
  11. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  12. Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
  13. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  14. Fetching by Kiera Stewart
  15. Haven by Kristi Cook
  16. Mistress of the Storm by Melanie Welsh
  17. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic
  18. Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
  19. OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
  20. The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
  21. Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer
  22. Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
  23. An Uncommon Crusade by Caron Guillo*
  24. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  25. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
  26. Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  27. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  28. XVI by Julia Karr

*Is not on The Story Sirens list of debuts but it is a debut book.

Do you have any of the same titles in your to-read pile?