Are you and your teens looking for #sicklit books? Are you looking for books that are filled with happiness and sadness and sickness and romance and dashed hopes? Would you like to read one of my top tearjerker contenders of 2015? Well, check out Invincible by Amy Reed, and get ready to be crushed by ALL THE FEELS.
Seriously, though. This book made me cry so much that it was embarrassing.
Evie knows that her days are numbered. She has to deal with the cold hard fact that she’s living in the cancer ward, that she’s NEVER going to get better, and that she’s nearing the end of her life. She’s growing apart from the people she used to know, and the girl she used to be. As each day passes, she’s pulling further and further away from her friends, her boyfriend, and even her family. Because she isn’t that pretty, popular, loving girl anymore. She’s not the Evie that they used to know. Now she’s a different girl altogether, a girl who hangs out with other sick kids like Caleb and Stella in the cancer ward. Now she’s a girl who’s waiting to die, or a girl who’s waiting to see which of her friends die first.
But here’s the thing — Evie doesn’t die after all. She gets better. On the one hand that seems like the best news in the world. But on the other hand … it isn’t. Because Evie already spent a huge part of her life saying goodbye to everyone who used to be important to her. The more time passes, Evie is going to realize that she’s not the same person she used to be. And that living can be even harder than dying.
Evie gets her life back. But what kind of life is she going to have? And what kind of person is she going to be?