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  • Published: 19 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743484876
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Side Effects May Vary




What if you'd been living your life as if you were dying - only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

What if you'd been living your life as if you were dying - only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?
When Alice is diagnosed with leukaemia and time is suddenly not a luxury, she convinces her friend Harvey to help her with a crazy bucket list.  It's as much about revenge as redemption and warped or not, it gives Alice the focus she needs when everything else seems pointless.
Then she goes into remission.
Now faced with the consequences of her actions, can Alice repair the damage she's caused to those around her?  And maybe, just maybe, show the one who loves her most how much she loves him in return?
'Side Effects May Vary explodes with brutal honesty, brilliant wit, and unflinching heart.'  John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back
'Julie Murphy's SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a funny, heartfelt, honest look at the beauty and the risk of getting a second chance. An inspiring novel about all the things worth living for. I adored this debut!' Siobhan Vivian, author of The List
'A funny and touching novel about a strong-willed heroine who finds facing death simple, but facing life heart-wrenchingly complicated. A real original.' Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far
'Honest and unflinching, this is a compelling story of one teen's struggle with cancer, love, and living. A worthwhile addition.' School Library Journal
'Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads.' Kirkus Review
'Alice and Harvey's relationship is raw, honest, moving, and unapologetic in its depiction of their individual, and collective, pain.' Booklist
'A tale of unlikely romance, impossible obstacles, and mortality, this book is a must-read.' Teen Vogue
'It's equal parts fun, cringe-worthy, and totally fearless!' Seventeen Magazine

  • Published: 19 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781743484876
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy has this to say about herself... I love pocket change, but I like to keep it in a jar, and not in my pocket. When I was little, I was on a bowling league. Moxie is my favorite word. If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy would be a photo booth. I like outerspace. I believe in karma. I'm terrified of cicadas. I love school. I don't pick up my house phone. I like getting mail. I'm the funniest person you know. 2+2=5. I live in Texas with my husband who loves me, my dog who adores me, and my cat who tolerates me. Baseball aficionado. Professional potty mouth obsessed with movie trailers. And movies, too. And books. DUH. Let's be friends.

Her first book Side Affects May Vary was published in 2014.

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