The Sweet Dead Life
The angel book gets a Texas makeover from the author of the Dreaming Anastasia series."I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv." So begins the diary of Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad year. Her mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when... show more
The angel book gets a Texas makeover from the author of the Dreaming Anastasia series."I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv." So begins the diary of Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad year. Her mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was nine. Her older brother, Casey, tries to hold together what’s left of the family by working two after-school jobs—difficult, as he’s stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. Really sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead. Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her, looking pretty good. Better than ever, in fact. Downright... angelic. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that her brother didn’t survive the accident at all, and she isn’t just sick; she’s being poisoned. Casey has been sent back to help Jenna find out who’s got it out for her, a mystery that leads to more questions about their mother’s depression and their father’s disappearance.
Publish date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Soho Teen
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Series: Sweet Dead Life (#1)
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Madeline Lambert does an excellent job narrating this light fun tale about a girl and her guardian angels. Lambert perfectly captures the sassy attitude of the main character as well as the more laid back personas of some of the other characters. While most of the characters in The Sweet Dead Life l...
Weird ending, but great characters and writing style!
Jenna Samuels’ eighth grade year isn’t going exactly how she planned. She’s dying and the doctor’s cannot figure out what’s wrong with her. Then she has a seizure and on the way to the hospital, gets into a car wreck where she is sure she sees her brother die. But when she wakes up in the hospita...
Sweet Dead Life is such a refreshing angel story. The angels aren't broody, or anything like angels in other books. In fact this angel is the sort, you might not want your kiddos hanging out with. Jenna is an awesome character. She's spunky, and doesn't hold back her thoughts. I love that's she's...