*Book cover pic from Goodreads.com
Normally I try to balance my YA, middle grade, and lower elementary reviews, but Netgalley approved me for a ton of YA all at one time, and I felt a few really needed to go on the blog. So, here is another read I can see being popular once it is published in August. I do not know much about Progeria, but this book helps you see it in a unique way. The book starts by letting you know these are the last 100 days of Agnes's life (we know; she doesn't), so there were no surprises in that part of the ending. What you do get with her last 100 days is great information about the evolving friendships and journeys of these three teens: Agnes, Boone, and Moira. Finally, here is a book where I cared about the characters! It has been a while (I read a LOT more books than what go on this blog), and it was a welcome change. You see Agnes's interactions at school (limited), with her best friend Moira, Boone, and her divorced parents and their respective families. You see things as Agnes sees things, and I found myself wishing for things to happen as the chapter countdown continued closer to 1. I loved her perspective (the relationships with her parents and friends) and felt the changing viewpoints worked really well. This book is one I can see YA readers really enjoying-anyone who likes realistic fiction and wants something clean with a positive message of friendship and love will not be disappointed in this book!