As Close as Sisters

As Close as Sisters

Book - 2014
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Diagnosed with terminal cancer, 42-year-old McKenzie Arnold, spending one last summer with her three best friends, realizes that with the love and support of Aurora, Janine and Lilly, she can face her death with courage, but nothing has prepared her for how the summer will end.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, ♭2014
ISBN: 9780758255716
Branch Call Number: FAULKNE
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 21 cm

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LaughingOne May 09, 2015

I got caught up in all the emotions of this last summer but, in the end, I felt emotionally ripped off. Each of the four best friends is a stereotype, at best. Each chapter had a name at the beginning, which I took to mean the events were being seen through that person, but the voice didn't ever really change. McKenzie seems to the main character as she is the one dying of cancer. All the voices seem to be her. There are some big inconsistencies and some trite "realizations" that bring about life changes. I don't want to give away too much, in case you decide to read this anyway, but, if you do, be aware that there are holes in believability in a fairly unbelievable story anyway. I do not recommend this novel.

karcoldelharvic5 Apr 09, 2015

good read. tear jerker

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