March 6, 2012

Losing Clementine Review!

As promised, here is my review of the wonderful Losing Clementine by Ashley Ream! I loved this book and I hope y'all will too! 

In thirty days Clementine Pritchard will be finished with her last painting and her life.World-renowned artist and sharp-tongued wit Clementine Pritchard has decided that she's done. After flushing away a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions, she gives herself thirty days to tie up loose ends—finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband, and find a home for her cat. Clementine plans to spend the month she has left in a swirl of art-world parties, manic work sessions, and outrageous acts—but what she doesn't expect is to uncover secrets surrounding the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. In an ending no one sees coming, will we lose Clementine or will we find her?
A bold debut from an exciting new voice, Losing Clementine is a wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel about unanticipated self-discovery that features one of the most irresistible, if deeply flawed, characters to grace contemporary fiction in years.

When I first got this book in the mail it actually looked a little depressing- a bit appropriate for the grandaughter of someone who has decided it's his time. But I didn't find this book depressing at all! I laughed far more during this book than I cried- actually I only cried when she had to say goodbye to Mr. Chuckles. 

I thought this was a great book. It is about a smart, funny, artist who has given herself 30 days to live. I thought at first she would have an incurable disease- and she does but not something like cancer. I was surprised that she decided to end it after hearing what disease she does have- is it a secret? I'm just going to tell you, she's manic depressive and I thought it was something that was liveable with but then I heard her back story- loved this! and I realized why she has decided to flush her pills down the toilet and end it all in 30 days. This isn't a kids book by any means- but if you were going to die in 30 days would you want to keep your life PG? I wouldn't- I'd be cursing, loving, and doing whatever I wanted to whenever I wanted to because what consequences will I have to deal with when in 30 days I'm dead? 

I loved all the characters in this book and there were so many twists and turns! She decides to find her father who abandoned her family when she was in elementary school and when she tracks him down you learn something that made me go *gasp!*

And the ending! Let me just tell you, the ending was SO cool. When I first read it I was a little.... disappointed? Not disappointed but I didn't expect it at all! I let the ending settle in my mind for a day or two and now I love what happened! :D 

Y'all really need to read this book- I think this is the longest review I've written so far because there was so much I wanted to say about this book. I highly recommend Losing Clementine for this adult readers that want a great fiction book. This book can be explicit sex but it's not a romance, it has some sleuthing but it's not a mystery, it's got great friends but its not chick lit! I really cannot recommend it enough!

Buy this book at Amazon here, Books A Million here, and and Barnes and Noble here!

Have you read this book, are you planning on reading it? Leave me a comment and let me know! :D 

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