Title: Would You
Author: Marthe Jocelyn
Pages: 165 pps (H.B.)
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Rating: * * * */ 5
This was just unbelievably heartbreaking. You can't help thinking, "What if this was me?" All the time.
Would you rather know what's going to happen or not know? That's how this book starts. I was drawn in from there on out, and read it in one day, nonstop.
Natalie is Claire Johnson's younger sister. Claire has just graduated high school, and is ready to move on to college. "I just feel like there's... promise!" Claire said the Friday night before... the Accident happens.
A summery Saturday night. A break-up. An accident. Suddenly, because of that one night, Nat's whole world is flipped upside down and shaken all around.
Claire goes into a coma, and Nat knows life will never be the same. No one to tell her darkest secrets to. So much for spending her summer pool-hopping and hanging out at the DQ with her 4 best friends- she's trapped in a nightmare world of false hope, unhopefuldoctors, and a sister who will never be Claire again.
I cried at least twice in this book, it's so heartbreaking, like I said- but in a comforting way, like your problems seem like nothing compared to what happened to Claire and Nat! It's well written, witty and funny as well. Deserves every star it got.