What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.
Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?
Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.
It’s here! Release day! I spent lots of time thinking of the best way to celebrate SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY on the OneFour blog. I’ve done lots of interviews over the last few months, and am almost always asked this question: What’s on your list? So, for today, I decided to turn the tables. I asked some wonderful authors, bloggers, and vloggers what was on their bucket lists, and they kindly responded. The response was overwhelming. Check out their lists below! I told everyone to be as creative as they like. Some used their childhood lists. Others included things they’d already accomplished. There are pictures! There are gifs! There’s even an international giveaway sponsored by Kate at Ex Libris! And I want to know what’s on YOUR list! Let me know in the comments!
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped me out on this! Y’all are amazing and have made my release day the best ever!
|Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found on Twitter or in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk. SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray) is due out in 2014.|