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Side Effects May Vary

Category: Book
By (author): Murphy, Julie
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.79in
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$ 13.50
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From The Publisher*

The first book from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'-now a feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!

For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school-only to discover she's gone into remission.

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope.

But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.

Contemporary realistic fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut.

Review Quote*"Honest and unflinching, this is a compelling story of one teen's struggle with cancer, love, and living. A worthwhile addition."
Review Quote*"Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads."
Review Quote*"Alice and Harvey's relationship is raw, honest, moving, and unapologetic in its depiction of their individual, and collective, pain."
Review Quote*"Julie Murphy weaves together a tender and funny tale of love, friendship, heartache, and redemption. SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY explodes with brutal honesty, brilliant wit, and unflinching heart."
Review Quote*"Julie Murphy's SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a funny, heartfelt, honest look at the beauty and the risk of getting a second chance. An inspiring novel about all the things worth living for. I adored this debut!"
Review Quote*"A funny and touching novel about a strong-willed heroine who finds facing death simple, but facing life heart-wrenchingly complicated. A real original."
Review Quote*"A tale of unlikely romance, impossible obstacles, and mortality, this book is a must-read."
Review Quote*"It's equal parts fun, cringe-worthy, and totally fearless!"
Review Quote*"An unexpected twist on the typical cancer story."