Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub. Date: September 2nd, 2008
Age Level: 14+
5:30 a.m., Brianna Pelletier gets ready for her daily pounding. As she lies on the couch, her dad beats her chest, then her back, coaxing the mucus out of her lungs. The pounding doesn’t take care of everything. Brianna’s held out for a long time, but a body with cystic fibrosis doesn’t last forever. It doesn’t matter that Brianna has a brilliant mathematical mind or that she’s a shoo-in for MIT. Or even that her two best friends are beautiful, popular, and loyal. In the grand scheme of things, none of that stuff matters at all. The standard life, lasting maybe seventy-five years, is no more than a speck in the sum total of the universe. At eighteen, and doubting she’ll make nineteen, Brianna is practically a nonentity. Of course she’s done the math. But in her senior year of high school, Brianna learns of another kind of math, in which an infinitely small, near-zero quantity can have profound effects on an entire system. If these tiny quantities didn’t exist, things wouldn’t make the same sense.
Funny, tear-jerking, and memorable, the author’s second novel for teens introduces readers to an extraordinary girl who learns that the meaning of forever can change, and that life – and death – is filled with infinite possibilities.
Well everyone, this is the last of my giveaways for the celebration. I do still have some special posts planned to go up so keep an eye out for those and if you'd like to enter any of my other giveaways, you can find the links in the box at the top of my blog.
Thanks to Brendan's publisher, I have a copy of Forever Changes to go to one lucky winner.
~Comments, though greatly appreciated, do not count as entries. You must FILL OUT THE FORM.
~This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prize by mail.)
~Contest will end at 11:59 PM EST on May 16th. Winner will be announced on May 17th and will be given 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Links you may need for extra entries:
Review: Forever Changes
Noteworthy Passages: Forever Changes
Author Interview: Brendan Halpin
Guest Post: Brendan Halpin