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Five Days Left - Community Reviews back

by Julie Lawson Timmer
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The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it 7 years ago
4.5 star readImagine you only have five days left to say goodbye to a loved one. Now imagine two different families in this situation. One family resides in Michigan and includes two foster-parents and a young boy about to be returned to his biological mother after a year. The other family resides i...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 7 years ago
There is so much depth to Five Days Left that it is difficult to capture everything vital in a few short paragraphs. Both Scott and Mara are in the process of undergoing a radical change in their lives, and while a terminal illness and the loss of a foster child may not seem like they would have muc...
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, and it's really a 3.5-star for me. The five days left title refers to a deadline in two different story lines: one is a woman (Mara) suffering from Huntington's disease who has decided to end it all on her terms in five days (despite having a...
The Caffeinated Diva reads...
The Caffeinated Diva reads... rated it 7 years ago
Words like "wonderful" and phrases like " I loved it" seem somehow wrong. Both of those things are true, but there is so much bittersweet emotion that these words seem like the wrong descriptors for this book. Five Days Left tells two tales, the stories of two people who know each other only in t...
EpicFehlReader rated it 7 years ago
I was given an ARC of this to review through Penguin Books First Reads program. I didn't love it. I didn't know a lot about it going in, thought it might be what I call "mom lit.", which is not really my thing, but figured I'd try it anyway. You never know, right? The novel opens with the first line...
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