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SPOILER ALERT: This is not a book for someone who appreciates a happy ending, or a happy middle or a happy beginning for that matter. It is a dark book that ends darkly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by edselone
This book was a waste of time that I will never get back. Fortunately I stopped reading after the first few chapters and threw it away. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by Raymond Zaracki
What a great book. Here is an anti-hero who earns my sympathy as the story progresses. She processes her muddled life as she slowly dies. This book hooked me almost immediately. Read morePublished on May 1, 2011 by HeavenlyJane
In 2007, Jenny Downham wrote a heartbreaking book about a terminal preteen called, 'Before I Die'. In it, the edgy protagonist valiantly pushes forward despite her illness, and... Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Brett Benner
I didn't read this book, I scanned through pages hoping that eventually it would get better. I could not connect with the main character, Dahlia. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by MomOf4Boys
This book can only be described as so: first, you're hit over the head with a ton of bricks; then, the bricks are assembled into a bag, which is then used to whack you over the... Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by A. Ryan
Cancer is not usually a humorous topic. The Book of Dahlia by Elsa Albert, however, manages to bring levity to this weighty subject matter. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by LegalBeagle
This book is so unabashedly honest as it tells the story of 29 year old Dahlia, an underachieving, pot smoking, sarcastic, perpetually unemployed and self described "f -up" living... Read morePublished on July 11, 2009 by EMC
I was actually assigned this book for a class and reluctantly started reading it (not because of the subject or the plot but simply because that's how I start all books that I'm... Read morePublished on July 1, 2009 by Sarah Wright