37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) In No Particular Order (Paperback)
|Author: Kekla Magoon|
|Fifteen-year-old Ellis recalls her favorite things as her mother''s plan to turn off the machines that have kept Ellis''s father alive for two years fill the last four days of her sophomore year.|
From the Publisher:
Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn’t exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places. |Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.
Coping with her father's death, coming to grips with her best friend Abby's selfishness, and uncovering unexpected feelings, high school sophomore Ellis is finding life challenging. In the last four days before school is over and summer begins, Ellis must face changes that will rock her world. Her father has been in a coma since she was 13, and Ellis is at odds with her mother, who feels it's time to end his life support. At the same time, one of her best friends, Abby, seems completely oblivious of Ellis's troubles, steeped in her own self-centered, boy crazy world. Ellis is also wondering why they stopped being friends with Cara, who used to be an integral part of the group.