“A tear jerker. Bluegrass Nominee 09-10”Christi U wrote this review Friday, August 21, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very sad and moving story of Sam. I couldn't put this one down.
Although it is sad its a great story.”
“Great book”Tom G wrote this review Thursday, August 6, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very nice book made me cry when i read the last page”nimmo wrote this review Saturday, August 1, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Poignant, gentle story narrated by an eleven-year-old boy who is dying of leukemia, but it will make you chuckle more often than it makes you sniffle. This is a very honest exploration of the fears and questions a child in this situation may have. It is perfect for kids who loved "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" by Jordan Sonnenblick. I'm impressed that this is a first novel completed when the author was only 23 years old. ”Mrs. O'G wrote this review Wednesday, July 29, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A touching novel about a boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia...written in the first person as a school assignment. An easy read that is at once funny, sweet and sad.”night owl wrote this review Tuesday, July 28, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I absolutely loved this book. It was the kind of book that made me stop and think. ”Nightleaf . wrote this review Sunday, July 12, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Ways to Live Forever lets you get inside of main character Sam's head. Sam is 11-years old and has leukemia. Sam is in that last stage where nothing can be done to save him. No medicine. No treatment. And thats the part that makes you get that lump in your throat. You start to realize then that, Sam has excepted that horrible fact. But Sam isn't about to greif over the fact that in a couple months he may not be alive, and instead starts living in the moment and begins to make a bucket list. This book is full of tears, happiness, and friendship. But most of all it teaches you...ways to live forever.”Isabelle Moccia wrote this review Wednesday, July 8, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sam is twelve years old and has leukemia, and he knows he definitely will not live forever. He may not even live another six months, which is why he decides to write a book filled with stories about himself, his family, his friend Felix who is also ill and comes to Sam's house for homeschooling. Sam also includes lists of question no one will ever answer, "true facts" and things he'd like to be able to do, but doesn't think he ever will. Be a teenager. Have a first kiss. Fly in an airship.
As the days go by, Sam begins to wonder if many more things are possible than he first believed.”