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Side Effects May Vary
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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For fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell comes this powerful novel about a girl with cancer who creates a take-no-prisoners bucket list that sets off a war at schoolonly to discover she's gone into remission.When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done. Contemporary realistic-fiction readers who love romantic stories featuring strong heroines will find much to savor in this standout debut.
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SeptemberSins #SecretLove Alice and Harvey are best friends, and Harvey stays by Alice's side while she's dealing with cancer. Harvey secretly loves Alice.
@jenniferw88

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vlwelser
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Just finished vacay book 2. This was really good. It has all of the feels. I love this author.

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RavensCarm
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Having a hard time really getting into this one even 28% into it and there are so many good books in the world so back to the library this one goes! 5.5 hours into #24B4Monday

Sassy_Steph That‘s too bad, I actually liked this one!! 10mo
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RavensCarm
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy

Yesterday‘s book was hard to get through so there‘s really no chance I‘m gonna get to 24 hours. I‘m gonna try to reach halfway through this thing though!! Just hit the 5 hour mark!

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Lovesbooks87
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Alice is a normal teenager just living her life when she is given the news that no one wants to hear. She has cancer. When she is given a year to live she has her own version of a bucket list that she does with her friend Harvey. But when she goes to the doctor and finds out she is in remission she doesn't know what to do with her life when she was thinking that she was going to die. I need Julie Murphy to write more book ASAP!!!

Lovesbooks87 This was my 5th book completed during the #24b42019 readathon! 11mo
JamieArc Is this a newer book by Julie Murphy or older? I agree - she needs to write more books! Probably one of my fave YA authors. 11mo
Lovesbooks87 @JamieArc older from 2015. I have read all 4 of her books and I need more!!! 11mo
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msgriffith
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I loved this story about a girl finding herself after a terrifying diagnosis. Overcoming her fears and finally letting herself love. I found it relatable and inspiring. Love Julie Murphy!

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msgriffith
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Recently read Dumplin‘ and LOVED IT! So I was really excited when I saw this for $2 at the library bookstore!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 11mo
CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy!!! 👋🎉🧡 11mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 11mo
chriss68 Welcome to Litsy! 💜📚 11mo
Tadams4 Welcome to Litsy! You are gonna love it here! 11mo
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jessreadsbooks88
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I have mixed feelings about this book so far, but this just struck me.

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Sassy_Steph
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I finished this book a few days ago but I forgot to post! What a great book! I love Julie Murphy‘s style of writing! So real, so relatable! Love Julie Murphy!!

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Sassy_Steph
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy

Wow this book has me hooked! Julie Murphy really puts emotion into her books while staying true to teenage angst! Love love loving this!!

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Skeeterisme
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Didn‘t mean to read a whole book today. Very glad I did though. Julie Murphy is a gift.

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Laru79
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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This was a pick because I love Murphy‘s writing but a so-so on the main character - she is not likeable and treats her on/off boyfriend like dirt. Eventually she comes good and there is a nice happy ending, but it was hard to root for her when really I wanted to tell him to run for the hills!! Of course that was the whole point of her growth story though, so yes, well done.

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Laru79
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Starting on this beauty because I loved Dumplin‘ and also because I should be reading my book club choice, which I know will be great, but I might not be at the get together, so might as well read something else first!

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moarbookspleaze
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Book 2 of 2018

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moarbookspleaze
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Snuggie ✅ Book ✅ Cup of tea ✅

Lcsmcat ❤️ the mug! 2y
moarbookspleaze @Lcsmcat Thanks! I got in in a Litsy book exchange. 2y
Tamra 😻 2y
hermyknee 😊😊😊 2y
ReadingRover Omg I have recently discovered the warm coziness of the Snuggie and am wondering why I waited so long to let myself enjoy this wonderful invention!!! 2y
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Chelleo
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Current audiobook.

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hermyknee
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Ugh. That's literally what I said when I finished this book: "Ugh." Parts of it were entertaining, but the characters were not likable. There was nothing redeeming about the main character, Alice, who basically just manipulates the crap out of her best friend the entire time. This book basically glorifies emotionally abusive relationships. No stars. I finished it though, so it counts as book 2 for my #7in7readathon

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hermyknee
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I don't think I've ever read a book where I've hated the main character so much. Let's see where this trainwreck goes. #7in7readathon

That-Bookish-Hiker Yeah I didn't like her at all when I read the book. 2y
hermyknee @That-Bookish-Hiker I just finished it. I skimmed the last few chapters; I just couldn't take her anymore. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @hermyknee I ended up doing the same. I feel like that character just ruined the story. 2y
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Eggs
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Alice is a sophomore in HS. When diagnosed with leukemia she intends to carry out all items on her "list" (bucket), many of which she later regrets when her cancer is in remission...

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specklife
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Loved this one ALMOST as much as I loved Dumplin' (also, of course, by Julie Murphy).
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

stargazerblue49 I didn't realize this one was her! I have to go read it now!!! 2y
specklife That's EXACTLY what I said!! 😂😂 2y
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Shelby3329
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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This was a great book, I really enjoyed the plot and has the author wrote it.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I really didn't like Alice. She was so hard to relate to and I wasn't a fan of how she treated everyone around especially Harvey. She grew up with him and she knew he was in love with her and used it against him to get what she wanted. Granted Harvey should have stood up to her but he was a fool in love. She barely redeems herself towards the end but for me it was too late. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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HiddenGemBooks
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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When 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. She convinces her friend Harvey to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission. Now she's forced to face the consequences of all that shes done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey.

#TBR 📚

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Downtonabbeyroad394
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Then he left, and with him he took the sun, the moon, and stars, and everything inside of me that might have been good .

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AshleyS
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Mehso-so

I got this from the library because I loved Dumplin so much. I thought it was a little disappointing but I liked the rotating narrators and the different timelines, but really just did not enjoy the main character,

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alholstrom
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Not gonna lie, the reviews made me want to hate this, but I kind of (really) love reading such an unlikable character.

Megabooks I've read it, but I don't remember a thing about it. I guess that says something. 3y
alholstrom @Ebooksandcooks Hmm. That's sinking my hopes even lower. 3y
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Jana
Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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I enjoyed the journey and the revenge fantasies played out by a sick (literally, sick. With cancer) high school girl, Alice, along with one sweet gesture. But the way she used Harvey enraged me. I hated her for it. The way he accepted it bothered me, too. But overall, it was a well written YA book.