Somebody up There Hates You

Somebody up There Hates You

Book - 2013 | First edition
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Chemo, radiation, a zillion surgeries, watching my mom age twenty years in twenty months: if that's part of the Big Dude's plan, then it's pretty obvious, isn't it? Somebody Up There Hates You. SUTHY has landed me here in this hospice, where we -- that's me and Sylvie -- are the only people under 30 in the whole place, sweartogod. But I'm not dead yet. I still need to keep things interesting. Sylvie, too. I mean, we're kids, hospice-hostages or not. We freak out visitors. I get my uncle to sneak me out for one insane Halloween night. Stuff like that. And Sylvie wants to make things even more interesting. That girl's got big plans. Only Sylvie's father is so nuclear-blasted by what's happened to his little girl, he glows orange, I swear. That's one scary man, and he's not real fond of me. So we got a major family feud going on, right here in hospice. DO NOT CROSS line running down the middle of the hall, me on one side, her on the other. It's crazy. In the middle of all of this, really, there's just me and Sylvie, a guy and a girl. And we want to live, in our way, by our own rules, in whatever time we've got. We will pack in some living before we go, trust me.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin, 2013
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781616204549
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 21, 2016

Humorous, Outstanding, and Relateable

Aug 25, 2015

I have read over 80 books this year and this book moved me the most. This story talks of Richard and Sylvie, teenagers, who have "Somebody Up There Hates You" syndrome. They are kids with cancer and in a hospice. What is different from them and other hospice residents is that they are still teenagers and despite their angst behave for the most part like teenagers. The book is poignant and funny at the same time and even raunchy but I could not complain about the raunchiness because it was totally in keeping with the characters. There is a lot of drama at the end and I would have to say a real tearjerker but don't let that deter you. Whether you are a boy or girl or an adult this book is a must read.

Oct 17, 2013

What an amazing sense of humour and zest for life Richard displays in this book about a teenage boy - yes he is in hospice, but he is still LIVING as best he can. I was impressed by this gutsy look at life in a hospital , written by a woman who walked this path with her own son (according to the book jacket).It is her first YA book - hope she writes more.


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