About 18 Things
Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.
Then, Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible for his death.
When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled “18 Things”: eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.
But there’s more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken.
There’s only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won’t just affect her future, but all eternity.
Reviews for 18 Things
I wouldn't classify this book a paranormal, since it seems very realistic until the very end, so if you're a contemporary fan, you'll like this.The second book certainly looks promising, and my review for it will be coming soon!
You get too tangled with the story that you have no time to look up for clues... Till Jamie tells you at the end of the book... and you realize that the clues and the paranormal... was always there.
WOW. What an emotionally charged, spiritual, profound journey that was!!!
I knew going into 18 THINGS that it would read like a contemporary until very close to the end, and honestly I NEVER missed the paranormal aspect. I was completely content in this cozy, coming-of-age story of immense love, devastating grief and the power of forgiveness/redemption. And then when that paranormal twist showed up at the end, holy moly . . . I set the book down, almost refusing to go further because though I didn't have even the SLIGHTEST idea what was about to happen, I knew my world [...]
18 Things is the story of a seventeen-year old girl’s healing journey. When Connor, the boy Olga Worontzoff is in love with dies during a lightning storm, Olga has to deal with her grief, survivor’s guilt and the blame placed on her for Connor’s death by his friends and family. Her therapist tells her to make a list of eighteen things she would like to do by the time she turns eighteen.
On her journey, Olga’s nemesis, Toe-Touch Tammy, a popular cheerleader who blames her for Connor’s death, nearly loses her dad to alcoholism. The two unlikely girls become friends and [...]