The Wrap-Up List

The Wrap-Up List

eBook - 2013
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* "Quirky, charming and life-affirming, supernatural style." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "With a strong mystery at its core and fantasy elements, this has potential to appeal to a wide range of readers." -- Booklist "Fans of Lois Lowry's Giver quartet will most likely appreciate this imaginative tale." -- School Library Journal "The fantastical nature of Departures allows the book to stay lighthearted, even as Gabriela explores some of her deepest fears and existential questions. . . .The Wrap-Up List is likely to appeal to fans of the end-of-life issues genre." -- VOYA, 3Q 4P M J
In this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths -- eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures -- send a letter ("Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered") to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to "depart." When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it's too late? Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547824116
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (240 pages)
Call Number: eBook


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May 03, 2017

I loved it! It was an amazing book and I just couldn't put this book down. It was so creative, and so beautifully written, and it had an unpredictable plot that had me screaming at my friends with joy and surprise and sadness. I definitely recommend this.

Jul 03, 2016

An awful book. Confusing, boring, and too fast, all at the same time, made me dislike this book. The ending made no sense whatsoever, and I was SO confused when everyone at the end randomly started to make out with each other, it was too much. Won't be reading anything more from this author, that's for sure.


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