Download What I Leave Behind Book ç 208 pages º Mbjuk

Reader Õ What I Leave Behind ✓ Alison McGhee

What I Leave BehindAfter his dad commits suicide Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this story made up of one hundred chapters of one hundred words eachSixteen year old Will spends most of his days the same way Working at the Dollar Only store trying to replicate his late father’s famous cornbread recipe and walking the streets of Los Angeles Will started walking after his father committed suicide and thr 35 stars ⭐⭐⭐ ARC provided by NetGalley and Simon Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee is one of the uniuely formatted YA contemporaries that I have ever read Told in 100 chapters that are all 100 words each this story follows Will a teen who's father has recently committed suicide and is dealing with grief in his own way by doing what he can to help those around him including an old friend who was raped while attending a party they both attended Pros I really enjoyed the random acts of kindness Will may never fully understand why his father took his own life but choosing to look out for those around him who may have needed the extra hey I'm here and I care how you're feeling warmed my heart I mean why wouldn't you choose to be kind to the people around you? Cons While this packed uite the punch I feel like this could have been longer and that some of the details weren't as fleshed out as I would have liked Final ThoughtsComments This title is expected to release on the 15th of May 2018 I really liked this author's writing style and I am interested in reading of this author's work in the future

Text What I Leave Behind

Download What I Leave Behind Book ç 208 pages º Mbjuk ¶ After his dad commits suicide Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him in this story made up of one hundred chapters of one hundred words eachSixteen year old Will spends most of his days the same way Working at the DollarEe years later he hasn’t stopped But there are some places Will can’t walk by The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died and his childhood friend Playa’s houseWhen Will learns Playa was raped at a party a party he was at where he saw Playa and where he believes he could have stopped the worst from happening if he hadn’t left early it spurs Will to st If this isn't on your radar it should be This is a remarkable YA novelFrom page one I was pulled into this beautifully written uniuely told story There are 100 written pages with 100 words on each page Perfect for reluctant readers this novel will draw you in Will our narrator shares his pain of his dad's suicide the rape of his best friend Playa and the action he takes to cope with this trauma He walks it off But during his walks he gives to others often in secret It brings him great joy to make other people's lives better For a book with few words it's filled with plenty of fascinating characters There's a homeless man named Superman Will's boss Major Tom and Mrs Lin who owns what Will calls the blessings storeI really felt for Will He has a huge loving compassionate heart This world needs kindness and this novel spreads it in spadesHighly recommend

Alison McGhee ✓ What I Leave Behind Reader

Op being complacent in his own sadness and do some good in the world He begins to leave small gifts for everyone in his life from Superman the homeless guy he passes on his way to work to the Little Butterfly Dude he walks by on the way home to Playa herself And it is through those acts of kindness that Will is finally able to push past his own trauma and truly begin to live his life again Oh and discover the truth about that cornbread I read this book as an audiobook and it's such the perfect format for this storyThis book is so short I'd recommend going into it without really knowing anything? I don't know how to explain but I feel like this story is even impactful when you don't really know what it's about and what's going to happenI was surprised to get such an emotional book considering it's a book made of 100 chapters each counting 100 wordsI don't have much to say sorry Just give it a try if you feel like itTrigger warnings suicide of a father — not happening in the story but people talk about it — and rape — happens to one of the MC's friends and it's discussed375