The F- It List

The F- It List

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Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family.

Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.

Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 247 pages
  • 145 x 217 x 24mm | 345g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250025656
  • 9781250025654
  • 410,804

Review quote

"Alex's voice is a strong one, and fans of Halpern's Get Well Soon (2007) and Have a Nice Day (2012) will embrace it." --Booklist

"A memorable novel about a rock-solid friendship surviving trying circumstances that never loses its sense of humor." --Publishers Weekly

"Incredibly personal, deeply emotional, and more than just a little bit sexy, The F-It List is a spectacular contemporary read." --The Book Muncher

"The F-It List is a dazzling novel full of spirit and laugh out loud moments." --BookYAReview

"It would be a shame to miss out on this engaging story of grief, friendship, and love." --Super Librarian

"Readers will cheer for Anna as she gains confidence in herself, dares to rebel a little, and gets well as she goes back to her life." --VOYA on 'Get Well Soon'

" . . . laugh-out-loud funny and immensely intelligent." --Kirkus, starred review on Have a Nice Day
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About Julie Halpern

JULIE HALPERN is the author of the acclaimed teen novels GET WELL SOON, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER, DON'T STOP NOW, and HAVE A NICE DAY. She lives with her husband, the illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their family outside of Chicago.
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Rating details

3,879 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,003)
4 33% (1,264)
3 29% (1,109)
2 10% (371)
1 3% (132)

Our customer reviews

While this book is emotional for sure because of the inherent emotional responses, there is also romance, surprising amount of humor, and a main character that I fell for. Alex is caring and loyal, but she is one to deal with her emotions on the inside rather than the outside like her best friend Becca. She has this way of communicating that makes me smile because she is honest and to the point. While she has some self confidence, she knows that she has things to work on, and I just saw a lot of myself in her. Alex also has other things in her life that need her attention, she just lost her father, and her mom is having a hard time with most of her attention focused on Alex's younger twin brothers. The friendship between Alex and Becca felt really authentic. As the synopsis says, Becca had slept with Alex's boyfriend, and although a huge trangression, Becca was mourning as well, and Alex wasn't deeply madly in love with the guy, so Becca had decided that friendship was more important, and was going to put it behind them when she found out that Becca has cancer. This is a pretty potent glue that drew them back together like nothing had happened negative, only the positive memories, loyalty and trust that had built through the years. The F-It List was the central focus, and it really worked some character development as well as self realization into Alex through completing some of the items for Becca. The writing is encompassing and I wanted to keep reading even when the outside world called my name. Also, I will say that there is swearing and sexual references. I am wondering if this should be on the line of New Adult. But it didn't bother me, I think that it is something that kids in high school legitimately deal with, talk about, and therefore can be YA. I just know that some people expect only kissing and hand holding, and this might be a shock if not prepared. So, older and mature teens only. I enjoyed the romance between Leo and Alex, and I think he is what helped Alex to feel like could still be happy and normal even in the midst of all of the tragedy. It is what makes life worth living, and is something to hold on to. The ending is perfect in ways that I can't list without spoiling, but it was just right for the book. Bottom Line: Emotional, realistic journey with surprising humor and quirkiness from a strong and likable main more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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