DJ Niñote- LA MATRACA
reblogging again because it’s so much fun :D
THE ONE IN THE WHITE TOWEL THOUGH
End Violence Against women
Mesa Que Mas Aplauda
The F* It List a hilarious book about a girl whose best friend is diagnosed with cancer. While Becca fights chemo (and flashes her hot neighbor), Alex runs around completing tasks on her best friends bucket list. Books about cancer are supposed to break your heart, but that’s not Julie Halpern’s style.
This book is near and dear to HTBH’s heart. (Notice the character’s names!) The medical aspects are based on Allyx’s battle with lymphoma when we were in high school. As someone who has stood on the other end of my friend fighting for her health, The F* It List is a honest story. It is a story with disease told through a bystander’s eyes. Alex doesn’t understand how much Becca is struggling because Becca doesn’t want her to know. As problems pile up, Alex lashes out and denies how much she is hurting.
But it’s still funny. It takes a special writer to make sad things funny, without going darkside or trite. That’s Julie Halpern. Her best known work is a humor novel set in a adolescent psych ward. She knows what she’s doing, and she’s doing it well.
Read this damn book.
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