June 27, 2013

A gentle death

Dying to go Viral
by Sylvia McNicoll

Jade is dead. But she's not ready to accept that yet. She still has things to do. And her father and brother haven't gotten over their mom's death just six years ago. Granted an opportunity to relive the last week of her life, Jade's determined to make every moment count. She makes a list - get her dad a girlfriend, help her brother plan his future, do something as a family, get kissed by a boy. 

Knowing that Jade can't prevent her death lends a poignancy to the story, especially in the little things she does to show her family how much she cares about them. But the sadness is tempered by the comfort in knowing that Jade enjoys the time she has left.

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