Thursday, April 27, 2017
Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is.
Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.
And she’s not giving up so easily.
A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.
Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
My Take: This was a heart wrenching, uplifting, tears streaming , grin from ear to ear wearing book. Go into this book with the knowledge that your heart will be ripped out and stomped on and put back shredded but you won't care because this book is that good. This book is about death and dying so you know that it isn't a light reading book. Definately not a book for a beach trip as you will get burned to a crisp or never come out of your motel room because you won't want to put it down. This book is perfect for those rainy days in spring that will bring the flowers just like this book has the dreariness but also the optimism. This is not your typical YA book and it deals with a heavy subject but it also deals with friendship and new love and just a bunch of emotions. Highly recommend.
I received a review copy of this book from Chapter by Chpater in exchange for my honest review.