Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Anthem for Jackson Dawes" (a heartfelt Lexi review)

Our dear Readers,

Yesterday, Ash and I went to two bookstores, one being three stories!!! Ash found tons, including a leather-bound, illustrated Pride & Prejudice and a beautifully illustrated Beauty & the Beast!!! I found a first edition of the book Eloise, from 1955, and in great condition!!! Oh, it was an absolute dream. We had sister time, and read, and got Italian food. Now, honestly, how can you top that? You can't. lol

Okay, onto my awesome book review of (drum-roll, please!)... Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce.

Summary: "Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson's extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson's future." (Gratzi, Goodreads!!!)

Before anything else, this is a British literature book, so expect that when it comes to language (like Brit slang).

This novel was very touching, and very sweet. It's also funny, and relatable. You feel as if you'd be the same as Megan if in that particular situation. This novel truly was just a great book. I hope you guys choose to read it. It's short enough to keep up with, and long enough to have a good conclusion that is satisfying.

In Conclusion: Read away, and be sure to bring out the Kleenexes!!!

5/5 hearts

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