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The F- It List

Julie Halpern

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Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex’s dad’s funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. 

 
Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she’s hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn’t know she’ll be able to finish now. That’s where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.

 
Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.

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THE ONLY THING WORSE than having my best friend sleep with my boyfriend the night of my father’s funeral would be if she killed my dad herself. Becca didn’t, which was the one thing that redeemed her. Still, I allowed myself the entire summer after the trampful event to be mad at her.
It’s not as though I haven’t done shitty things to Becca. In third grade, I announced in front of our whole class that she would never make the lead in the school play because she had boy hair. Which she did. Kind of forward-thinking of her for a third
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Praise for The F- It List

"Alex’s voice is a strong one, and fans of Halpern’s Get Well Soon (2007) and Have a Nice Day (2012) will embrace it." –Booklist "A memorable novel about a rock-solid friendship surviving trying circumstances that never loses its sense of humor." –Publishers Weekly

"Incredibly personal, deeply emotional, and more than just a little bit sexy, The F-It List  is a spectacular contemporary read." –The Book Muncher

"The F-It List is a dazzling novel full of spirit and laugh out loud moments."  —BookYAReview

"It would be a shame to miss out on this engaging story of grief, friendship, and love." —Super Librarian

Praise for Get Well Soon

“Readers will cheer for Anna as she gains confidence in herself, dares to rebel a little, and gets well as she goes back to her life.”—VOYA


Praise for Have a Nice Day

“ . . . laugh-out-loud funny and immensely intelligent.”—Kirkus, starred review

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Julie Halpern

  • JULIE HALPERN is the author of the acclaimed teen novels GET WELL SOON, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER, DON'T STOP NOW, and HAVE A NICE DAY. She lives with her husband, the illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their family outside of Chicago.

  • Julie Halpern
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The F- It List

Julie Halpern

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
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