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Written from the perspectives of both Harvey and Alice, in Side Effects May Vary, Julie Murphy weaves a compelling story of friendship, relationships and love, with a little bit of death thrown in for good measure; at least for a while.
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend Harvey, who's loved her forever, to help with compiling a crazy 'just-dying-to-do' bucket list, that's as much about revenge as it is about redemption. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission. Now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done and discover just what happens when we say our 'final' words, only to find that life isn't through with us yet.
Sharp, witty and poignant - this is a book written for all ages.
'Side Effects May Vary explodes with brutal honesty, brilliant wit, and unflinching heart.' John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back
'Julie Murphy's SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a funny, heartfelt, honest look at the beauty and the risk of getting a second chance. An inspiring novel about all the things worth living for. I adored this debut!' Siobhan Vivian, author of The List
'A funny and touching novel about a strong-willed heroine who finds facing death simple, but facing life heart-wrenchingly complicated. A real original.' Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far
'Honest and unflinching, this is a compelling story of one teen's struggle with cancer, love, and living. A worthwhile addition.' School Library Journal
'Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads.' Kirkus Review
'Alice and Harvey's relationship is raw, honest, moving, and unapologetic in its depiction of their individual, and collective, pain.' Booklist
'A tale of unlikely romance, impossible obstacles, and mortality, this book is a must-read.'Teen Vogue
'It's equal parts fun, cringe-worthy, and totally fearless!' Seventeen Magazine
For Ages: 14+ years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th March 2014