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Magan: The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas

The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas  Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Pages: 351 Release Date: October 11, 2011 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover borrowed from Ginger at GReads! How I heard about it: Originally, from James at Book Chic Summary: Rose’s mother loses the battle to cancer, leaving her with a dad that’s resorted to […]

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December 7, 2012 - 11:48 am

The Big Kids' Table: Holiday Edition - […] Survival Kit by Donna Freitas [ magan's review] grief, a story about family and moving […]

February 17, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You have convinced me that I absolutely need this book in my life. Your review sent shivers up and down my spine. It’s an incredible endorsement and I can’t wait to read it!

February 15, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Jasmine Rose - I won this one a while back and it’s just been sitting on my shelf ever since. I wanted a book that would make me cry about a week ago and I don’t know why I didn’t choose this one! I’ll definitely keep it in mind next time :]

February 15, 2012 - 3:33 pm

April Books & Wine - I totally agree! I had zero interest in hockey before reading The Survival Kit (I mean besides those awesome Mighty Ducks Movies and Miracle), but now I’m all like, hmmm must investigate further into hockey.

AND YES! It was so cool seeing the meaning behind each item in Rose’s survival kit and how they truly did help her to cope.

February 15, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Magan - Yes! Yes! Read it ASAP! I hope you can get a copy of it soon. If not, let me know! 🙂

February 15, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Magan - Ginger, thank you so much for lending this book to me! I am so glad I read it. It’s one of those books that made me feel better BECAUSE I read it.

February 15, 2012 - 2:35 pm

VeganYANerds - I feel like I’ve had this book on my to-read list for such a long time and now I want to read it even more! I’ve just had a look online for a copy, I think I am going to order one today. And when I get it, I will definitely try and take the reading slow and enjoy what sounds like an amazing story.

February 15, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Very well-written review, my friend. So glad you got the same reaction from this book as I did. Yes, it’s tough & heart-breaking, but it’s also beautiful and glowing. I really wish more people would read it.

Magan: Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers Length of Book: 214 pages Type of Book: YA Format: Library Book Release Date: December 28, 2008 I read this book because: I like books that tackle big issues. This one hinted at something BIG and suspenseful that happened and I was really intrigued. Synopsis: Parker Fadley is a […]

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December 7, 2011 - 11:06 am

Magan: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Adult Format: Library book Why I picked it up: I’m on a Courtney Summers kick. I had recently finished Cracked Up to Be by her as well. Summary: Regina is part of the social elite, the Fearsome Five, at her high school […]

November 16, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Magan - Ashley, I haven’t read Fall for Anything yet. I can’t wait to do so! I’m really in love with CS’s writing. Check out Some Girls Are FOR SURE…I loved that one. 🙂

November 14, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Ashley - I agree that this book could have used a little something more at the end. This was my second Summers book. I read her more recent novel, Fall for Anything first and it was AMAZING. I loved it so much. I still need to read Some Girls Are, but I’m highly looking forward to it. CS is pretty much awesome. 🙂