Saturday, January 31, 2015

Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

Daisy is only 27 years old and not long for this world. Her cancer has returned and she has six months or less to live.

Daisy had decided that she needs to find her husband a new wife before she dies. Unbeknownst to him, she signs him up on an Internet dating site. What once seemed a easy task becomes daunting.

Daisy and Jack's relationship is crumbling. They have stop communicating. Instead of building memories and expressing love, they become a kink in what they once believed was an unbreakable chain.

Daisy isn't the most like able character I've ever come across but that makes her real. She is flawed and realistic. Oakley delivers an emotional read. Her characters are well developed and relate able.

The emotional impact doesn't come with punch (or at least not for me).  This does not mean it isn't a good book, It really is! Expect to examine your own life and mortality. Ask, yourself, what would you do in, Daisy's place. In Jacks, place?

Grade: A

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