Somebody up There Hates You

Somebody up There Hates You

Book - 2013
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Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy, except Richie has cancer, and he's spending his final days in a hospice unit, and in this place where people go to die, Richie has plans for how to make the most of the life he has left.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780670067701
Branch Call Number: TEEN SEA
Characteristics: 239 pages


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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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Jun 21, 2016

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