'Smiling is just a picture that you can paint on your face to make it seem as though you're happy, but reality is: smiling has no meaning. It's the one card you can play when you have nothing else to put down on the table.' Taylor and Jessica are best friends that have almost everything in common--including life-threatening illnesses. The one difference is, Jessica's is vo'Smiling is just a picture that you can paint on your face to make it seem as though you're happy, but reality is: smiling has no meaning. It's the one card you can play when you have nothing else to put down on the table.' Taylor and Jessica are best friends that have almost everything in common--including life-threatening illnesses. The one difference is, Jessica's is voluntary. Jessica Anderson has everything: a close-knit group of friends, parents who love her, and a size two waist. There is nothing more to life at the age of fifteen. But it isn't enough. Jessica can't find the acceptance she needs. Tormented by an eating disorder she won't acknowledge, Jessica keeps the smile on, relying heavily on Taylor for the love and support to continue living. But Taylor has devastating news: her leukemia is back. With her mask slipping and her best friend beyond her help, Jessica makes a promise she doesn't know if she can keep. Young author Melissa Ford exposes the power of friendship and the deadly effects of striving for the perfection that does not exist in her debut novel Cross My Heart, Hope (not) to Die....
|Title||:||cross my heart hope not to die|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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cross my heart hope not to die Reviews
This story is about two friends, who think the world of each other, but realize that they don't have all the time in the world to spend with each other. Both friends have so much in common, the biggest thing being about life and both having a threatening illness. Both friends have these illnesses, although you could say that one of them is "voluntary". This book shows the journey between two friends in their life from school to at home, and everything in between. It shows the struggle to accept one's self, and relying on friendship in troubling times. It shows the power of friendship, and how far it can or should go.My reaction to the book was that I loved it. I think that the book was a great example of friendship, and it shows how friendship is tested and tried. I think that the illnesses that these girls go through are something that we can all relate to, or even learn a lot from. With cancer taking a big tole on lives today, I think that it is important to be able to read this book. I like how this book shows how friendship is something that lasts through these difficult times, and how it can inspire us to have strong, lasting friendships like this. Personally, it made me look at my own friendships that I have, and how I need to be able to shape myself to be a true, loyal, never-ending friend. Since I have two sisters, this book related a lot to me since the story is about two friends who are girls. It made me put myself in the main character's position, and made me question what I would do in her scenario. I would most certainly recommend this book to someone for a good read, and I would love to be able to have my students read this book in my classroom.Content warnings: battling with leukemiabattling with anorexialanguage
Yikes. The writing was terrible. 4 out of 5 sentences started with "I" and that's not even my number #1. I don't want to trash the book, so I'll stop here. Don't waste your time or money.