Thursday, July 7, 2011

#014 Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday is a nifty little weekly meme hosted by Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books.

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence here or if you don't have a blog, just post it in the comments!

I love books that deal with human emotion, that force you to connect in a way with a character that you wouldn't normally, while also exploring human emotion - books that make you question whether you have enough strength to reach deep down and ask yourself if you can pull yourself out of the midst of so much pain and learn to live again, to be happy, and to not look back with any regrets. That's what this novel is about, pretty much. It deals with a girl who is in the midst of greiving for her father, being frustrated with her family for going on with their lives while she found it incredibly hard to, and taking that emotional turmoil and turning it into something good and positive.

She decides that she wants to help people deal with their greif and saying goodbye, so she decides she wants to become a mortician and in doing so, she decides that living her life to the fullest and being exceptional at it, are two important things to her. She also makes a new friend, while an old one starts looking at her in a different way. It's supposed to be an inspiring novel, which I'm hoping I won't be disappointed. I've seen some really great reviews for this book around the blogosphere and there's been some great buzz, so I'm definitely excited to be a part of this book tour and get the chance to read this novel. It's definitely been on my "to be read" list for a while now.

By: Jennifer Violi
ARC From OUaT Tours
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Published Date: July 26, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Book Format: Hardback; pp 336
Age Demographic: Young Adult

"Linnie's with Uncle Lou and Aunt Irene eating the greesiest goddamn potato chips Uncle Lou said he could find. B is at a party, celebrating the end of summer with his buddies before they all leave for college. And I'm here with mom and what's left of dad." (pp 1)

In the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.

Since her father’s death four years ago, Donna has gone through the motions of living: her friendships are empty, she’s clueless about what to do after high school graduation, and her grief keeps her isolated, cut off even from the one parent she has left. That is until she’s standing in front of the dead body of a classmate at Brighton Brothers’ Funeral Home. At that moment, Donna realizes what might just give her life purpose is comforting others in death. That maybe who she really wants to be is a mortician.

This discovery sets in motion a life Donna never imagined was possible. She befriends a charismatic new student, Liz, notices a boy, Charlie, and realizes that maybe he's been noticing her, too, and finds herself trying things she hadn’t dreamed of trying before. By taking risks, Donna comes into her own, diving into her mortuary studies with a passion and skill she didn’t know she had in her. And she finally understands that moving forward doesn’t mean forgetting someone you love.

Jen Violi’s heartfelt and funny debut novel is a story of transformation—how one girl learns to grieve and say goodbye, turn loss into a gift, and let herself be loving, applying lipstick to corpses, and finding life in the wake of death.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

{Small Note: This book was received as an ARC through OUaT, in exchange for an honest review which I will provide in a timely manner. No money exchanged hands, I review books for fun because I love to read. I am not interested in monetary gain.

The review will be coming shortly, any quotes or references may be subject to change once the novel is finalized and released.}

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