The F- It List (Hardcover)
Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family.
Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off "her" own bucket list.
Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.
About the Author
Julie Halpern is the author of "Get Well Soon", "Into the Wild Nerd Yonder" and "Don't Stop Now", as well as the picture book "Toby and the Snowflakes". In addition to writing, Julie is a middle-school librarian. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, lived in Australia for six months, and created a couple of zines before she started writing books, and realized she was and always has been a writer. She is married to the artist Matthew Cordell, and they live outside Chicago with their daughter and gloriously large Siamese cat, Tobin.
"Alex’s voice is a strong one, and fans of Halpern’s Get Well Soon (2007) and Have a Nice Day (2012) will embrace it." –Booklist "A memorable novel about a rock-solid friendship surviving trying circumstances that never loses its sense of humor." –Publishers Weekly
"Incredibly personal, deeply emotional, and more than just a little bit sexy, The F-It List is a spectacular contemporary read." –The Book Muncher
"The F-It List is a dazzling novel full of spirit and laugh out loud moments." —BookYAReview
"It would be a shame to miss out on this engaging story of grief, friendship, and love." —Super Librarian
Praise for Get Well Soon
“Readers will cheer for Anna as she gains confidence in herself, dares to rebel a little, and gets well as she goes back to her life.”—VOYA
Praise for Have a Nice Day
“ . . . laugh-out-loud funny and immensely intelligent.”—Kirkus, starred review