Friday, November 29

Sharing Sam by Katherine Applegate

How can you take the guy your best friend loves . . . when your best friend’s going to die?

Alison Chapman has always believed she’d fall in love hard. And she does—with Sam Cody, a new guy with a gorgeous face and brooding eyes, a guy who’s impossible to resist. When Sam asks her to the Valentine’s Day dance, Alison is elated . . . until she finds out that her best friend, Isabella Cates-Lopez, has fallen for Sam,
too . . . until she finds out that Isabella is dying. Now Alison wants Isabella’s last days to be her happiest ever—even if she and Sam have to hide their love. Even if, by sharing Sam, Alison risks losing him forever.

This is my first attempt (and probably the last one!) at reviewing an old read without re-reading the material. I have read this book the first time way back in 1995. *gasp* Yes, all that long ago. I probably have read it another two or three more times since but the last one is still years ago.

This was a pretty good read. When I say good, I mean cried buckets. This was a great story about unselfishness, love, and friendship. Even if there were some parts that were pretty predictable, there were still some good surprises in it, especially at the end.

I was very young when I first read this book and at that time, I always thought that romance stories were guaranteed happy endings. This was the first book that really opened my eyes and changed my view that happily-ever-afters should never be taken for granted.

I may not have read this book lately. I doubt if my bestfriend still has the copy she had of this book and yet somehow, the memory of reading this book makes me sad and happy at the same. I guess that's a sign that I don't need any prodding at recommending this book to anyone who wanted to enjoy a good YA read.

Final verdict: 8/10. Great read.


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