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Past TenseOrd vapidBut life gets complicated when Julie comes home to find her mother insisting that her heart is gone Pretty soon it becomes clear Julie’s mom believes that she has diedHow is Julie supposed to navigate her first year of high school now while she’s making midnight trips to the gravey. Disclaimer I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it This in no way impacts my opinionActual Rating 45Full review to come in September as part of We Canada Read on Books and Ladders

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Past Tense review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB õ How do you live after deathJulie Nolan is a pretty average girl with pretty average problems She’s been in love with her best friend Lorelei ever since they met in grade three Only Lorelei doesn’t know about it—she’s too busy trying to set Julie up with Henry her ex who Julie finds in a worArd to cover her mother with dirt lay flowers and make up eulogies And why is Henry the only person Julie feels comfortable turning to If she wants to get through this Julie’s going to have to find the strength she never knew she had and learn how to listen to both her mom’s heart and her o. Ninth grader Julie is dealing with pretty average teenage problems in love with her best friend you know how it is but one day she finds her mom standing stock still by the sink hands resting in freezing dishwater saying that her heart is gone As Julie reels from this admission and her mom’s strange detachment in the coming weeks she struggles to find a way to get her mom back to normal while keeping her condition secret from everyone else But high school brings drama and Julie’s secrets are threatening to overwhelm herSo weird and cool rightI found the storyline involving her mother really impressive and so original We don’t get to meet the mom beforehand only after she believes she has died but she’s still such an interesting character It perhaps didn’t have to do so much with who she is though firefighter extraordinaire is nothing to scoff at but in the ways that the subtleness of her silence and disinterest can have such an impact on Julie It starts to break Julie having her main confidant suddenly absent in her life Her growing stress as her secrets pile up and the pain of being abandoned by her mother come across so strongly on the page that I could easily empathize with her My main problem was with the MC’s age Her behaviour with her best friend as well as her best friend’s behaviour at the beginning of the book seems so young and immature I know ninth graders aren’t the beacons of maturity but these girls come across like seventh graders fresh out of elementary It does get better as the book goes on and there are some shining moments that are right on the mark for freshmen but it isn’t consistent throughout I think the characters could’ve easily been in seventh grade without too much change to the storyline and it would’ve been very believable For that reason it took me longer to like Julie because she sounds so young but again the emotional connection the author draws out makes up for thisThere are some awkward discussions among the characters like those surrounding sexuality and religion which feel like they leave a bit to be desired in terms of offering strong representation but they do read as a likely teenage conversation and all the confusion and beliefs they wade through before coming to a conclusion One thing that rubbed me the wrong way was how Julie always refers to her mother currently on maternity leave as a past tense firefighter like her time off somehow ended her career However this was also solely from a teenager’s perspective so I feel like it was again in line with how they may think about the situation though it would’ve been nice to get another voice on the matterSome plot points may have been a bit predictable but I honestly found that it flowed really well There are some points that seem unsuited to the overall story but they are obscure enough that it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book It’s an unusual premise but one that’s handled with emotional grace I think I would’ve preferred if the whole story had focused on the mother rather than all the intersecting plots but even with a reduced part she manages to steal the show and the book is better for it

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How do you live after deathJulie Nolan is a pretty average girl with pretty average problems She’s been in love with her best friend Lorelei ever since they met in grade three Only Lorelei doesn’t know about it she’s too busy trying to set Julie up with Henry her ex who Julie finds in a w. It took over a month but I finally did it