Book Review: WAKE by Abria Mattina

by | Dec 13, 2011 | Reviews

Author:  Abria Mattina 
Format: E-Book
File Size: 1158 KB
Language: English
Eighteen isn’t too young to run your life into the ground, but it’s not too old to fix it, either. The desire for change drives Willa Kirk from St. John’s, Newfoundland back to her hometown of Smiths Falls, Ontario, away from her mistakes and the place where her sister died. She’s looking for a place to settle and rebuild, but Jem Harper just wants to get out of town, back to the life he knew before cancer. By letting the tragedies in their lives define them, they are both dying a little more every day. Welcome to the wake.


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This is a very detailed, very involved, and very raw book! Abria Mattina writes a very graphic and emotional tale from two perspectives (sometimes more) of how sickness and death have affected the lives of the main characters ~ Willa and Jem as well as their families. I don’t think there is any detail left out of this book (it is pretty long). I found it to be very personal also… my father passed away from cancer a few years ago and this made think of him, how he changed through his treatment and the effects it had on  his family.  I definitely recommend this book to others, it is well worth the long read!!
4.5/5 Hearts: Really Great Read
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only through BLB Book Tours. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


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