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Throughout the book, Dahlia fights to have a life.
While there's some merit to that label, Elisa Albert did a great job of explaining Dahlia's world view and taking her far beyond the stereotype she seems to be.
And yes, it is a dark book, and I can understand why people were turned off by it and why people might even want to stop reading but I loved it.
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 13 months ago 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. Hawkins
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
The book came well-packaged. The book was covered in plastic inside a mailing envelope. It was in great condition and arrived quickly! Thank you.Published on May 26, 2009 by Kimberly Foote