SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY PB
352 pages | Paperback
A fresh new paperback look for #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy’s stunning debut about a teen who is diagnosed with leukemia and creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at school—only to find out she’s gone into remission.
What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out you had your whole future ahead of you?
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, who she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her archnemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.
Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her—and to the one person who matters most?
Julie Murphy’s Side Effects May Vary is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.