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Before I Let Go
Before I Let Go | Marieke Nijkamp
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends! Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastatedand confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping secretschilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...
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SooManyBooks
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Really don‘t need any new books, but this one has been on my reading list so I just had to buy it!😂 Can‘t wait to start reading this book!📚 #beforeiletgo #mariekenijkamp #readinglist

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chlolovesbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 fast paced

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Eggs
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💚 captured from Instagram
💙 just one
💛 yes!!! Crisp fall day in Texas
💜 both for distance and for reading
🖤 tagged: took too long to develop, not believable, did not like characters😖

tonyahoswalt I didn't think that book was very believable either! 13mo
Eggs There ya go:great minds think alike 🤗😉 💞 13mo
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Eggs
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Panpan

Where do I begin....a few hours I'll never get back
This is the author of This is Where It Ends.

APLitlife What is this one about? 13mo
tonyahoswalt I had big problems with this one too! 13mo
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Kappadeemom
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Y‘all. This book is frustrating. As they say in the South, the author went around her ass to get to her elbow. And so.much.angst. *sigh*

riversong153 That looks yum 14mo
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Kappadeemom
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Lunchtime reading ❤️❤️

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Kappadeemom
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Lunchtime reading

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Kappadeemom
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Reading with the Dorkie #dogsoflitsy 😂😂🐶

Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️🐶 14mo
Samplergal Let me know how you liked this one. I read it as an ARC 14mo
mabell What a sweetie!😍❤️🐶 14mo
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Kappadeemom @Samplergal It‘s so-so. Didn‘t hate it but felt like I wasted my time. I wasn‘t sure if this was horror, fantasy, or just weird 14mo
Samplergal @Kappadeemom I felt the same way. It was a book that didn‘t know what kind it wanted to be. I think I gave it 3 Stars. Generous. Are you a kappa Delta? 14mo
Kappadeemom @Samplergal yep! I am a KD! 14mo
Samplergal @Kappadeemom so am I. A lifetime ago! AOP 14mo
Kappadeemom @Samplergal awesome! What school? 14mo
Samplergal @Kappadeemom Westminster College in PA. So long ago. 14mo
Kappadeemom @Samplergal Me too . I pledged in 1985. 14mo
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WeeziesBooks
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I had such high hopes for this one but it fell very, very short of the work. Not only were the characters flat, there were glaring plot holes. What a waste of a great premise.

awordandawhisper I totally agree. I thought the mental health rep was super problematic as well. Glad I‘m not the only person who was disappointed in this one! 1y
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imabusybee
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Already half way through.

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BlueStockingReviews
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Pickpick

3⭐️ BEFORE I LET GO is a young adult novel that speaks to the kind of friendships two teenage girls can have, dreaming about their future, their hopes and their hero‘s. One of the things I liked most about the book was the idea of Cory‘s quest to discover what happened to her friend, despite the many obstacles put in her way. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/before-i-let-go

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BookBridget
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I requested this fron NetGalley about 6 months ago. I just got approved today, but happy to have the free ebook. Has anyone read this book? Did you enjoy it? Does it read like YA? Thanks!

Jess7 I own her first book and I‘ve heard good things about it 2y
BookBridget @Jess7 thank you! 2y
BookBridget @crazyspine have you read this 2y
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sloanghost
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Bailedbailed

I CAN'T. I'm so bored!

DGRachel 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Sorry, not funny that you aren‘t enjoying the book, but your post is cracking me up. 2y
sloanghost @DGRachel ty ty I'll be here all week! 2y
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sloanghost
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Clumsy clumsy so far. Feeling dubious.

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sloanghost
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Park day! I made a really terrible error about how much walking I had in me and now I am completely dead and can't do housework BUT it was a nice day and I got to read outside in the breeze.

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monkeygirlsmama
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Pickpick

❤️💚🧡💙💛💜🖤

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monkeygirlsmama
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I‘m not sure what to make of this book exactly. This line is poetically beautiful though. ☄️

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

Cool book. Tonal and dark. It felt a little like a cult book, but not fully. I liked the setting and the feeling. A little creepy but in a good way.

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tonyahoswalt
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The best part about this book is that, gathered from the author's note, I think I would really like the author. Other than that, I'm disappointed. The book feels like it's missing so much. I was left thinking, "That's really all there is?" Plus, I just couldn't suspend my disbelief that the people in the town, especially the parents, would be so awful. I'll try to put up a review on my blog soon.

kgriffith I‘ll be interested to come back to your post once I‘ve read this. I remember reading Stone Butch Blues for English Comp and a cisgender heterosexual man said that he found the harassment and abuse that the protagonist experienced to be unbelievable and excessive. I had had lovers and partners who‘d experienced exactly what the protagonist did. It‘s not hard to believe when you‘ve seen it, and I expect Nijkamp is working from experience. 2y
tonyahoswalt @kgriffith I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil it for you, but I'll interested in hearing your thoughts after you read it. 2y
tonyahoswalt @kgriffith I wanted to clarify that I didn't get the impression that the townspeople or her parents were treating her badly because of her sexuality, but because she was bipolar. 2y
kgriffith @tonyahoswalt Noted, that gives me a different/additional lens for sure. Not that MH shittiness is any better or worse than sexuality shittiness, but at least I know what to be on the lookout for 😉 (edited) 2y
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tonyahoswalt
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I am almost halfway through this book, and since around the first 25 pages of the book, I've been convinced that the two characters, Corey and Kyra, are actually one girl with multiple personalities. I hope I'm wrong, because if it's true, it was way too easy to figure out.

CatAndKindle Wow! That‘s a blinding theory! 1y
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tonyahoswalt
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This isn't rated very well on Litsy, but I'm going to give it a chance because it sounds interesting. #yareads

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Purrfectpages
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Kenziejo
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I didn't love this book. The idea was interesting but the characters were all really underdeveloped and so many aspects of the story didn't make sense. I was constantly waiting for the twist to the story and it never came. Everything was just lackluster.

RaimeyGallant Sounds like a letdown. 1y
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Kenziejo
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"It doesn‘t have to be a happily ever after or happily always. Just a happily once. A happily sometimes. Hope. That‘d make our pain worth it."

❤️❤️❤️

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ambam1987
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Completely sucked into this new YA novel! Small community, friendships, suspense, and issues surround mental health.

Marilee Nijkamp does not disappoint.

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BookishBrooklyn
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Let's just say I would be DNF'ed it if I didn't recieve it in exchange for an honest review....

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LDuffN
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I just finished reading this book and I was in tears at the end. Working on my review now.

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Lanney220
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I shared some book trailers and new books with my students last week. They seemed really interested in Before I Let Go. Has anyone read it? I can‘t wait to add these to my shelves!

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ardoomer
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Pickpick

This book is very good. I wanted to punch many people in this story and felt VERY STRESSED but it is so good.

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Jen_Reads
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this and like This Is Where It Ends, it was a quick read. I definitely had some moments where I felt angry at the characters.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I‘m on a roll I feel this year. This was my four book and I believe my letter ‘B‘ for #LitsyAtoZ.

#ya

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Anitareads
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I don't get what was the point/intention of this story. The characters felt flat, the suspense was non-existent (it was pretty obvious what was going on), the chapters written in script were randomly thrown in and really ruined the atmosphere. I liked mental health representation (Kyra had bipolar disorder), but overall, this book just quite didn't do it for me.

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robinb
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While this may be an unpopular opinion, this one was a pan for me. It tried to cover some heavy topics, but the disjointed timeline, the hint of the paranormal and the dark nature of how an entire town (her parents included) treated/used/abandoned a bipolar teenaged girl...quite frankly deeply disturbed me. I also felt the character development was lacking here. It was almost a DNF for me. Maybe others will appreciate it...just not my cup of tea.

kamoorephoto I think it‘s a love-it or not book...it was pretty disjointed in ways, but the big topic at hand, bipolar disorder, was approached in a way that I thought was haunting and isolating, and it made it a heart-wrenching read for me. The book absorbed me, quite like the freaky town that it was set in (and would never want to be stuck in)! I don‘t think it‘s for everyone but I think it‘s a valuable look at friendship and mental illness 👍🏼 2y
Cinfhen I'm glad I passed on the ARC!!! Thanks for saving me the hours I would have lost (edited) 2y
robinb @kamoorephoto I can see your point, and perhaps it was the added mire of the freaky town‘s inhabitants that drove the nail in the coffin for me. While the ending might have left hope for one of the girls, the other was irrevocably lost, and I saw little hope for the town as well. Maybe I‘m just too used to happier endings. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m glad you got more from it. 😊 2y
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kamoorephoto I agree, I hated the way they treated her; I can handle sad endings though... it was a rough one! There was no hope at the end of it! I think the author was driving home the point that they still misunderstood the disorder and using her that way was assuaging their guilt over that. I can understand being pissed at it (I was pretty angry reading, believe me; I suffer from depression and anxiety). I have always wished for a friend like Kyra had 💓 2y
robinb @Cinfhen the weird thing is, it was not one I picked. It came along as a “freebie” with another ARC that I had received. I seldom pan a book because I know not everyone has the same tastes/experiences with books, and I feel that I might have influenced against reading one that would have profound meaning to someone else. This one was just not meant for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ To each his/her own. 👍😊 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Abuse of Children/teenagers is always a hard thing for me to read, so I completely understand. Hopefully your next read is awesome 🤓 2y
robinb @kamoorephoto yes, the friendship aspect was well done, and I was happy to have the bright spot of their friendship amidst all the bleakness. I‘m so sorry for your suffering, and I‘m glad that this book spoke to you. In the end, that‘s what makes a book worth reading, its ability to reach you. 2y
robinb @ForeverNerdy 👍😊 2y
kamoorephoto @robinb I love having your perspective too! Did you get to read 2y
robinb @kamoorephoto thanks, and yes I did! My review is posted here on Litsy....loved it! ❤️ Have you read it as well? 2y
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Jen_Reads
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I feel like I have waited weeks for this one to come in at work and it finally came! I can‘t wait to start it when I finish The Cruel Prince.

#tbr #ya

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robinb
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This ARC is up next for me. Just out this week.

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alibrarianslibrary
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First Read of the year, first book logged in #bookout. Overall I really enjoyed this story. Once again Marieke writes a compelling story with relatable characters. THere were some parts of the story I wanted explained a bit more, but I still really like this book. 3.5 stars. A great cold day read for sure (as it takes place in a winter Alaskan wilderness)!

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alibrarianslibrary
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First read of 2018! I decided to start with a 2018 release that comes out tomorrow! Hopefully I‘ll finish it in time to let you know if you should go buy it!

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coffeenebula
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Cool beans!

DivineDiana Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen Congrats🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jas16 🎉🙌🏽 2y
BookwormAHN 😸😸😸 2y
daena Woohoo 🎉 2y
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kamoorephoto
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Third book this week, I think! This was an absolutely heart-wrenching read. It‘s a story about a college-age girl called Corey going back to the tiny town of Lost Creek, Alaska, where she grew up, upon hearing that her very best friend, Kyra has suddenly died. But Corey knows something isn‘t right and Kyra shouldn‘t have ‘gone‘ so soon. Huge topics in this one: bipolar disorder, grief, bisexuality🙀Read my review! http://bit.ly/BeforeILetGoReview

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novelknight
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On the first day of ARCmas the NovelKnight gave to me. . . an ARC of BEFORE I LET GO!

ARCmas has begun! 12 days, 12 ARC giveaways! Check out my Twitter page @/AustineDecker for the thread! I'll be posting a new #giveaway each day!

#catsoflitsy

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Tanzy13
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Days before Corey is to return home to Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated and confused. The entire Lost community saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger.

Corey knows something is wrong. Lost is keeping chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter...

MariettaSG Nice review. 2y
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ReadingSusan
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I forgot I took a "real" photo of this book and just used a dim iPhone photo in my review. But I like this photo better.

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ReadingSusan
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Mehso-so

I finally finished my first #boutofbooks book. I loved the first half of the book. This was a haunting tale of a girl trying to figure out why her best friend died. The pain and grief of Corey was palpable in the pages. And then suddenly the book turned disjointed. It kind of turned out to be nothing? I was confused by the resolution of the story. I didn't like the phone call scenes. They really took away from the flow of the book.

MinDea What is #boutofbooks? 2y
ReadingSusan @MinDea it is an amazing week long readathon! https://boutofbooks.blogspot.com/?m=1 2y
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