Friday, August 19, 2016

Book Review: The Loose Ends List

THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone follows an unusual family vacation filled with humor and heartbreak.
When Maddie’s grandmother announces that she’s dying and wants to go on a “death-with-dignity” cruise, Maddie’s shocked. The worldwide voyage is filled with romance, last wishes, and rediscovering family.
Librarians will find this young adult work of contemporary fiction popular with youth who enjoy both family stories and romance. Thought-provoking themes involving terminal cancer and death-with-dignity are increasingly in the headlines and are likely to fascinate curious teens. Featuring lots of opportunities for discussion, this book will be a popular teen book club choice.
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Published by Little, Brown, an imprint of Hachette on June 7, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.