In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder – YA – Realistic Fiction – I love the question: What would you do if you knew you only had one more day left to live? Would you go around performing gifts of random kindness? Would you go and break into your favorite places? Would you steal cars and go on adventures? What places would you like to visit on your last day? The main character, Emerson, is in quite the challenging setting with only one day left before an asteroid hits North America… what she goes through is pretty incredible. I don’t want to share too much… I wil mentioned that I loved how there was a celebration of literature mixed in the story here and there. Brilliant book.
Book Talk: What would you do if you knew you only had one more day left to live? Would you go around performing gifts of random kindness? Would you go and break into your favorite places? Would you steal cars and go on adventures? What places would you like to visit on your last day? The main character, Emerson, is in quite the challenging setting with only one day left before an asteroid hits North America…
Favorite quotes: “Vince’s stories help Emerson see other possibilities, ones she wouldn’t come up with on her own. Even if, deep down, she doesn’t believe the words, she likes hearing them. For a brief moment, she can see a happy movie inside of her head instead of a sad one.”
“Because no one regrets a hug. You only regret not giving one when you had the chance and didn’t take it.”
Goodreads Summary: “What do you do with your last day on earth? Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn’t leave, the world will end. But Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.
The city’s quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people’s wishes — and gives them his wallet full of money.
Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day — maybe even their own.”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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