37 Things I Love by Kekla Magoon
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All in all, 37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) is a rich novel sure to draw emotion from the hardest of hearts and to inspire those struggling with similar issues to live with the greatest strength.
-Teen Voices

Synopsis

Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn't exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places.

Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.

 

About Kekla Magoon

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Kekla Magoon has worked with youth-serving organizations in New York City and Chicago. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and resides in New York City.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 225 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for 37 Things I Love
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Mar 14 2012

Ellis’ first-person expression of her pain and confusion is especially well done. Strong secondary characters provide additional insight.

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BookPage

Excellent
Reviewed by Angela Leeper on May 22 2012

Ellis’ realistic, conversational style is chock full of teen appeal, and fans of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay will enjoy this equally quick yet emotionally charged story.

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Early Nerd Special

Good
Reviewed by Clementine Bojangles on Jul 24 2012

A strong story all around, Magoon excels especially in creating the main character of Ellis.

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Katie's Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Katie on May 22 2012

It was actually pretty dull and kind of predictable.

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Teen Voices

Good
Reviewed by Isabella Grabski on Jun 18 2012

All in all, 37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) is a rich novel sure to draw emotion from the hardest of hearts and to inspire those struggling with similar issues to live with the greatest strength.

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The Happy Nappy Bookseller

Good
Reviewed by Doret on Jun 19 2012

I have read all of Magoon's novels and she has yet to disappoint... Actually she simply keeps getting better.

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Her Life With Books

Good
Reviewed by Jessica Tackett on Apr 08 2012

This is a quick read, a fast ride, but the depth of character packed in is pretty amazing.

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Crazy QuiltEdi

Good
Jul 04 2012

Magoon’s skillful use of language and dialog reminded me just a bit of John Green, but Magoon’s characters felt more approachable.

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