What if you’d been living your life as if you were
dying—only to find out you had your whole future ahead of you?
When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her
prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her
final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend
Harvey, who she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy
bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and
getting back at her archnemesis) as it is about hope (doing something
unexpectedly kind for a stranger). But just when Alice’s scores are settled,
she goes into remission.
Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that
she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she
caused irreparable damage to the people around her—and to the one person who
Julie Murphy’s Side Effects May Vary is a
fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own
mortality. Download and start listening now!