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Friday, October 5, 2012

the wrap-up list

General YA Fiction

F/A Arntson, Steven. The wrap-up list. Houghton Mifflin, 2013. 420 p. 9780547824109 $15.99

Gabriela is sweet sixteen and never been kissed but now she only has one week to live. She has been chosen for departure. Her wrap-up list includes first kisses for herself and her three best friends and, most importantly, a pardon. If she finds out her Death's secret weakness, she will be pardoned and allowed to return to her life.

This magical-realistic tale does not really give explanations for why the world is the way that it is. Nor does it really explain Deaths and Departures. I was left wondering "why?"

Sarah Mae Harper, CoLAPL- AC Bilbrew

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