by Megan Bostic
Published by: Graphia
Released on: January 17th 2012
I felt as if I had been awaiting for this one to be released for years. I had anticipated it so much, and so when it finally arrived on my front door and I laid eyes on how tiny this book is, I found myself a little dumbfounded that it was so small. I know, I know, it makes me sound a little shallow to make judgements but my point in sharing this is because undoubtedly, this book will be in my top ten this year. Megan Bostic has written this novel and filled it with such compassion, heartache, true friendship, and pure love.
As I began the journey, reading about Austin and wondering just what it is he had planned, not only was I eager to know what happens next, but saddened because I was a little closer to the end. Megan holds your interest by letting you know that Austin has something seriously wrong with him, as he reaches out to others in need around him. He wants to help others realize that they have the chance to make things change. They have a life to make a difference and that it should not be wasted.
Austin has his best friend Kaylee take him to visit all the people he wants to reach out to and do all those last minute things he never got a chance to. He only wants them to make something of their lives because he doesn't have that chance. He's only seventeen and this will be the end for him. He sees them struggling and reaches out. It is up to them if they will change, as Austin only comes to approach each individual and help them recognize what their issue is and how they can better themselves to lead a much happier life. It isn't a thing to waste and it saddens Austin to see his friends struggle with their lives.
It's Kaylee that makes a difference in Austin's life. He has always wanted more from her but never wanted it to interfere with the great friendship that they have. It's when all feelings are finally laid out exactly as planned, that Austin's biggest regret is that he never spoke up sooner. As I reached the end, tears streaming silently down my cheeks, I knew I was coming closer to the end of Austin's life. But did his life make a difference to anyone else? Austin held so much love for everyone around him. I sure hope so.
Purchased from Amazon.