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Cinco Dias de Vida Mara uma advogada de sucesso, tem um casamento feliz, uma m e dedicada Tem, tamb m, uma doen a devastadora que esconde do marido e da filha pequena Ama os demasiado para aceitar ser um fardo para eles E tudo corre bem durante alguns anos S o anos maravilhosos mas sobre os quais paira a sombra da sua decis o aquando do diagn stico viver enquanto puder manter se digna Agora que o seu corpo est finalmente a ceder, Mara estabelece um doloroso prazo dentro de cinco dias, acabar com a sua pr pria vidaA mais de mil quil metros de dist ncia, Scott tem tamb m apenas cinco dias para cuidar de Curtis, um menino que acolheu em sua casa e que ser agora novamente entregue m e, que est prestes a terminar uma pena de pris o Foi com Scott que Curtis conheceu a estabilidade e o amor e desfrutou plenamente da inf ncia pela primeira vez O que o espera uma angustiante inc gnita Para proteger Curtis, Scott tem agora de abdicar dele para sempreMara e Scott s o duas pessoas em contagem decrescente Inesperadamente, as suas vidas v o cruzar se e unir se numa amizade que os acompanhar ao longo da semana mais dif cil das suas vidas E, no final dessa dura semana, qual deles estar feliz Qual estar de luto E qual deles ter desaparecido para sempre Thank you First Reads for providing me with an advanced reader s copy of Five Days Left Not the most exciting book in the world I ve got to be honest about that It was sad but not in a way that felt memorable, or especially authentic either More in a way that was just downright depressing I never quite got the connection between, or even the basic reason for, the two rotating story lines I almost felt like it might have madesense for the author to write two entirely different books Thank you First Reads for providing me with an advanced reader s copy of Five Days Left Not the most exciting book in the world I ve got to be honest about that It was sad but not in a way that felt memorable, or especially authentic either More in a way that was just downright depressing I never quite got the connection between, or even the basic reason for, the two rotating story lines I almost felt like it might have madesense for the author to write two entirely different books one about the woman with Huntington s and another about the man with the foster kid The correlation between the two just never translated for me But at the same time, I honestly can see people loving Five Days Left despite whatever flaws I may have found in it I read and enjoyed Julie Lawson Timmer s Untethered last year, and I had actually bought this book first Unfortunately, I filed it away in the sad books category in my own head and was waiting for the right time to read it Thank goodness I finally found the right time because I felt deeply connected to the two storylines Mara has been diagnosed with Huntington s Disease, and Scott has spent the last year being the best foster parent ever As I walked through Five Days with each of these c I read and enjoyed Julie Lawson Timmer s Untethered last year, and I had actually bought this book first Unfortunately, I filed it away in the sad books category in my own head and was waiting for the right time to read it Thank goodness I finally found the right time because I felt deeply connected to the two storylines Mara has been diagnosed with Huntington s Disease, and Scott has spent the last year being the best foster parent ever As I walked through Five Days with each of these characters and their families, I found myself repeatedly asking what would I do in their shoes This book would make the perfect book club read because there are so many points of discussion foster families adoption, degenerative illnesses and marriage, illnesses and families parenting, and many others I m hesitant with sad books I m skeptical because I ve read many that end up feeling trite or even just too easy There was never an easy or pat moment The writing was raw at times It was moving It was engaging, and it was tender It was honest and powerful, and I m so grateful that I read it.2017 Summer Vacation Book 9 Hand me the mop, the bottle overturned and syrup is dripping all over the place Where s the electric, where s the zap, all I got was gooey sap But that s not all Snooze city Boring people leading boring lives in the boring burbs It has been hard to even rally the juices to write a review, this book is so mind numbing.The story is about Mara, a woman with a terminal illness who is giving herself five days to decide whether to off herself You might wonder how this could be boring, but it is Hand me the mop, the bottle overturned and syrup is dripping all over the place Where s the electric, where s the zap, all I got was gooey sap But that s not all Snooze city Boring people leading boring lives in the boring burbs It has been hard to even rally the juices to write a review, this book is so mind numbing.The story is about Mara, a woman with a terminal illness who is giving herself five days to decide whether to off herself You might wonder how this could be boring, but it is It s a case of a good premise being ruined by bad storytelling and pedestrian characters There is detail overload on nothing but drivel Doesn t happen a lot, but even a little is too much Sort of reminds me of the ridiculous Facebook entries I had meatloaf with beans for dinner or Timmy is so proud that he shared his Legos with Miranda or I m off to the gas station I m sorry, but do we really need to spend our precious time reading such embarrassing proclamations The biggest crime is that another even sappier and nap inducing story about a guy with a foster kid competes for air space I felt rudely interrupted every time the book switched to story number two Wouldn t you think that a terminally ill, suicidal woman would be enough And the two characters are held together by a weak thread both belong to an online forum, which is a complete yawn in itself The two characters barely speak online anyway The forum is an empty device used to blend two unblendable stories.The language seems remedial and sophomoric and simpleton ick No zap, as I said earlier And the stilted dialogue made me cringe I kept yelling silently, of course people don t talk that way And there was an especially wince worthy character in the form of a saintly cabbie who transports Mara around His oh golly personality combined with his overly self effacing and simplistic language made him sound like a half wit His embarrassingly awkward oh gosh sentences drove me nuts Here s one Ya havin a cover dish party Looks like you ve got company and they brung dinner What the hell is a cover dish party anyway Is this a common phrase that only I have never heard of In any case, I have trouble believing the cabbie would use it One other dialogue complaint, but this is just my problem The foster dad constantly referred to his foster kid as little man Who knew that a harmless nickname would make me cringe Just hated this cutesy pie endearment If the guy called his kid little man onetime, I swear I would have puked.There s one and only one redeeming thing about this book There are poignant descriptions of the episodes where the main character losesandof her abilities, and the psychic pain and embarrassment she endures when they occur Now this was believable and heart wrenching.This book was recommended to me, and the reviews are almost all positive, which both surprises and depresses me I just don t get it It s lonely out here I m waiting for the tomatoes to hit me, though I m gonna duck My summation I had no connection with the characters Their dilemmas were repeated ad nauseum Horribly simplistic and dull language Two stories when there should have been one Sappy and trite, worse than a Hallmark movie I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 only because it was a fast read and I was mildly interested in whether she would kill herself The longest five days of my life My Review Have you ever finished a book and needed time to digest it afterwards A book that has made you think A book that has ravaged you emotionally so that you re in shock afterwards This book did that to me.Five Days Left was a glimpse into the private lives of two families as they struggle to come to terms with the fact that there are things in their lives that they cannot control While both story lines were weaved together well, it was Mara s story that was at the forefront Not that S My Review Have you ever finished a book and needed time to digest it afterwards A book that has made you think A book that has ravaged you emotionally so that you re in shock afterwards This book did that to me.Five Days Left was a glimpse into the private lives of two families as they struggle to come to terms with the fact that there are things in their lives that they cannot control While both story lines were weaved together well, it was Mara s story that was at the forefront Not that Scott s decisions were less important, just different I m glad that his story intersected with Mara s because if the entire story was about her I think it would have been too much for me to bear.Going into the book I thought I had it figured out I knew that it would be an emotional read just from glancing at the book jacket but I didn t predict that it would make me think so much about the two issues that were raised involving suicide and foster parenting My hats off to Ms Lawson Timmer for her ability to make me see both sides of these highly sensitive issues At the end of the book I was left not knowing how I would have handled myself in a similar situations This book made me think and feel And I loved it.In Mara s case, where she s suffering from a debilitating and devastating disease, it had me thinking about what my initial reaction would be if I saw someone stumbling or worse at the food store Would I automatically assume it was due to an incurable disease Or would I assume that the person was drunk How would I have handled the situation if I was in Mara s unfortunate shoes The characters truly brought this book to a whole different level for me They were believable and their relationships to each other were perfectly written I loved Mara s relationship with her parents, her daughter and husband I also loved Laurie s conflicting issues with Scott and how they figured out their future as a family Even the secondary characters, like Mara s parents and Harry, the cabbie, were well fleshed out and felt authentic and important to the story Add into the fact that I loved the author s voice from the beginning and you can see why I got so involved into this book It was riveting from beginning to end.One of the most important things that I will take away from this book is that I was educated on the devastating physical and emotional effects of Huntington s Disease I could feel Mara s humiliation as she struggled with the increasingly embarrassing results of the degenerative disease that was taking over her life I could also understand her desire to not wanting her family to watch her suffer and deal with the pain of caring for all of her needs in the near future But I also didn t want her to end her life Mara s options were portrayed so well that I honestly didn t know what her decision would be until the I finished the book Not everyone will agree with the decisions that were made in this book and that s okay People will react differently to this book and, for that reason, I think that this book would make an excellent choice for a book club I think that everyone who reads this book will be on the edge of their seats wondering what Mara s choice will be because there are no simple answers This was an exceptional book for me but if pressed to give a suggestion to improve it I d have to say that I would have loved to have had the viewpoints of some of the secondary characters like like Laurie and Tom, Mara s husband or even Harry Even if it was only within an epilogue, their input would have helped to give me a better understanding of their struggles and fears.This was an exceptionally good debut from a new Canadian author It was powerful and poignant and covered a lot of emotional ground From biological versus non biological children, sacrifice versus suicide, terminal illness, depending on strangers versus turning to family for emotional support This book has a lot packed into it but I love that the author doesn t try to give the reader the answers Honestly, I don t think there is one definitive answer Instead, Lawson Timmer gives the reader different views of these two emotional decisions and allows them to come up with their own conclusions I think that this is one of the aspects of the book that impressed me the most This was a home run for me The characters were beautifully and realistically portrayed The plot kept me at the edge of my seat as it dealt with serious issues without pity but with sympathy and respect The author s ability to weave two different stories together was seamless and I loved how she incorporated all kinds of family relationships and dynamics And, last but not least, her talent for writing an emotional read to the point when I m crying with a huge lump in my throat and my dog is looking at me like I m crazy is unparalleled Needless to say, I m very eager to see what future literary gems she will produce.Highly recommended My Rating 5 5 stars This book review, as well as hundreds , can also be found on my blog, The Baking Bookworm www.thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca where I also share tried and true recipes

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