Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Best Friends Through Eternity, by Sylvia McNicoll
This is a young adult fiction about a 14 year old girl and the trials of friendship vs romance vs jocks vs mean girls vs loyalty vs adoption. Although I don't normally read young adult fiction, I have been drawn into this story to the point that even when I'm not reading, I think about Paige and what she is doing. There are so many situations going on here!
One interesting thing which appeals to younger readers, it does not have chapter numbers. The first chapter is titled "Monday after School" and the rest are simply called "Retake" with the next day of the week.
This YA book was filled with so many unexpected turns that it was hard to put down. McNicoll's really knows how to build momentum. Right up to the very last half of the very last page I was not sure what the main character's decision would be. Talk about suspense! Unfortunately, I am disappointed in the ending. It's not the decision I thought she would make and it implies that some people may have the choice to cheat death; that the final decision is their own. I would still recommend this book to anyone. It is a quick read and very well written. I received this book through LibraryThing Early Review Giveaway February 2015.