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The Arrival of SomedayIn This Heartfelt And Emotionally Candid Contemporary YA, Author Jen Malone Delves Into The Life Of A Teen Whose World Is Brought To An Abrupt Halt When She Learns She S In Dire Need Of An Organ Transplant.Hard Charging And Irrepressible Eighteen Year Old Amelia Linehan Could See A Roller Derby Opponent A Mile Away And That S While Crouched Down, Bent Over Skates, And Zooming Around A Track At The Speed Of Light They Don T Call Her Rolldemort For Nothing What She Couldn T See Coming, However, Was The Unexpected Flare Up Of A Rare Liver Disorder She Was Born With But Now It S The Only Thing She And Everyone Around Her Can Think About.With No Guarantee Of A Viable Organ Transplant, Everything Amelia S Been Sure Of Like Her College Plans, The Mural She D Been Commissioned To Paint, Or The Possibility Of One Day Falling In Love Has Become A Huge Question Mark, Threatening To Drag Her Down Into A Sea Of What Ifs She S Desperate To Avoid.Then A Friend From The Past Shows Up With Will, It S Easy To Forget About What S Lurking Underneath The Lightness Of Their Time Together It S Easy To Feel Alive When All Signs Point Elsewhere On The Other Hand, With The Odds Decidedly Not In Her Favor, Amelia Knows This Feeling Couldn T Last Forever But What Can

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  • Hardcover
  • 343 pages
  • The Arrival of Someday
  • Jen Malone
  • English
  • 07 August 2018
  • 9780062795380

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    The Arrival of Someday is a very emotional, very realistic novel that has all of the feels yet has so much charm and wit that you won t help but find yourself falling in love with all of its characters, no matter the gloom that follows the story Amelia was born with a liver disease that hasn t ever been an issue until now Until its become so very real, so very scary, very fast From the very first page I loved Amelia s voice Her personality and wit makes it impossible to dislike her She s got a lot of crap to deal with, and you can feel her anger, her despair, and also her passion for life She wants to live, she has so many plans, so many wants and hopes The emotional aspect of this story is a kind of slow burn that you get to experience it with Amelia You find yourself feeling all the same ups and downs of this unfair situation.Amelia is not the only character you ll get to love Her family plays a big role in this story, and each of them will carve their way into your heart as well Her dad was my favorite with his dorky jokes and fun loving spirit He offered some much needed comic relief that gave the book a perfect amount of light heartedness Her brother was also a good character even though he was present mostly indirectly via phone calls and Words With Friends plays Aside from family, Amelia s best friend, Sibby, is a great character with a big personality and a ton of presence in this story She goes through the same emotional turmoil as Amelia but in her own way that doesn t necessarily mesh well with her friend at first I loved that this whole cast was such a big part of the story It gave it a lot of depth and plenty of heart There s also a dash of romance that makes it all so bittersweet but romance is not the essence of the story Don t expect The Fault In Our Stars type of romantic tragedy in here Intensely poignant and heartbreaking, The Arrival of Someday, while being an incredibly compelling story, also touches on an important subject matter that helps raise awareness to the fact that we all have the ability to save a life Being an organ donor can give someone like Amelia a second chance I recommend this to every contemporary YA fan

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    4.5 starsI love books that make me cry I also love books that can make me smile And The Arrival of Someday had me doing both I often call books uplifting The Arrival of Someday goes past uplifting though, that fits too and is totally inspiring It is surprising that ending literally come out of nowhere and smacked me across the face , it is fun simply a pleasure to sit down with and enjoy , and it combines everything I love about really good YA contemporary fiction family, friendship and self realisation Lia loves a good cause Raising awareness, taking on the school board, even a good rally She also loves roller derby and it s for good reason they call her Rolldemort With early entry into her college of choice, a mural competition awarded and awaiting completion and her best friend Sibby by her side, Lia s life is good Until she discovers that her liver disease, something she has had all her life, worsens and leaves Lia needing a liver transplant and soon Lia must navigate the transplant waiting list while trying to decide how she feels about putting some things in her life on hold and sorting out her family and friends reactions to her diagnosis Written in first person, The Arrival of Someday places the reader directly in Lia s head and invites them to share her journey While centred around the undeniably traumatic process of diagnosis, waiting on a transplant list and fear of an uncertain future, The Arrival of Someday has an upbeat and enjoy the sunshine tone That s thanks mostly to Lia herself No moping for her She s going to continue living her life even if it kills her and yes, she s well aware of how many sayings bring up death Lia and her best friend Sibby who s Aussie and is awesome take no prisoners They triumph on and off the roller derby court, yet the routine of their friendship is challenged by Lia s diagnosis and the different ways in which they girls decide to face the challenge ahead Watching the girls work through these changes, challenge each other and also simply enjoy each other s company was a wonderful part of this book.I do love a good bit of romance in books and yet I was really happy that there wasn t all that much romance in this book Even calling it romance seems a bit of a stretch It s like light hearted flirting and it is exactly what Lia and this book needs Instead of romantic love, The Arrival of Someday is focused around familial love Lia has a great relationship with her parents but the waiting forces them to open up about how they love each other, how they process things, how they cope forcing them to speak things that might otherwise go unsaid Organ donation is obviously a key theme of this book and is championed by all the characters, especially Sibby The author s note reveals how much extra care and detail is hidden in the story, including character names honouring the names of donors and people who have been instrumental in supporting and raising awareness of organ donation and the lives it saves.I know my library readers will love this book and it s going to be easy to give to readers who enjoy tear jerkers and beautifully inspiring books The Arrival of Someday will easily sit alongside books written by Abigail Johnson, Francesca Zappia and Jeff Zentner The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Find reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison s Library

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    Oh boy That was a tearjerker But sooooo good And yea, synopsis is wrong There s no romance Nobody comes in and saves the dying girl with his love But Will is awesome either way.

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    The Arrival of Someday is a Young Adult contemporary novel It is my third book by this author I have previously read Wanderlost and Changes in Latitudes.The narrator is 18 year old Amelia Lia 1st person POV She is a senior in high school The book is divided into three parts The story is set in Massachusetts.The book starts off with Lia and her best friend Sibby We get to see their Roller derby team I really wish that this had been a bigger focus of the book As I loved this aspect of the story.Lia loves art Most especially chalkboard art I also really enjoyed this aspect of the story.Something is wrong with Amelia read the book blurb if you want details This is a big focus of this story view spoiler Something is wrong with her liver and she needs a liver transplant hide spoiler

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    I wish it didn t have to be like this all or nothing I wish I didn t have to chase highs to try and banish the lows I wish normal could be good enough I wasn t expecting to become so immediately hooked to Lia s story, but I just couldn t put The Arrival of Someday down We follow Lia Linehan, proud activist and roller derby enthusiast, as she must face her need for a liver transplant Lia is determined to stay strong and renounce all pity directed her way, but soon learns that distractions aren t always the best ways to evade your problems Things I Liked I really enjoyed the hints of romance between Lia and Will It s mostly just flirting, with nothing too heavy or distracting, but I did enjoy it and I appreciate that it didn t pull focus from Lia s journey and growth.It was such a small thing in the story, but Lia s Words with Friends game with her brother was super endearing to me It helped show the basis for their relationship and I loved that the words they used were relevant to the plot.This story had such strong family moments and I was here for each one of them Allowing yourself to confront your emotions from here mom and embracing the unknowing and the whys of life with her dad They were all so good and showed how much they cared for each other There was this great conversation about bravery vs bravado that was super intriguing The internal vs external notions of courage and how your self view influences your reactions for life s uncertainties Things I Didn t Like Some of the activism things in the story were a bit cheesy, especially Lia and Sibby fighting the dress code I loved that they both fight for what they believe in and to right injustices of all kinds, but it was a little heavy handed at times.The ending didn t hit me like I expected Or at least not right away I appreciate how realistic and honest it was, but my immediate reaction was indifference, I think But on reflection, I think I have a emotional reaction But there was a weird and unexpected disconnect I hadn t expected to experience Though I did have some emotional distance from the ending of the story, I thoroughly enjoyed The Arrival of Someday It s a journey of personal acceptance and embracing the right to say I don t know to life s questions.

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    You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight.My heart Oh, this book gave me the feels But not all the feels were of a depressing sort, not even close For a book about a very ill young woman, it manages to be incredibly heartwarming and uplifting Lia faces an incredibly difficult battle, one that upends her life She needs a liver And they re not exactly selling them at Target The story focuses not just on Lia s health though Obviously, it s a big part of it, and we ll get to that But her journey is about so much It s how her plans have to shift now that her body isn t cooperating It s how her relationships have to grow and change and evolve It s readjusting her outlook on life in general, with or without a transplant It s a lot, basically And luckily, Lia has some great people in her corner Her best friend is one of my favorite characters, she s so charming and funny, and even though she and Lia have a few tiffs, you can clearly tell that her heart is always in the right place Lia s family is equally incredible I found her relationship with her brother kind of distant, but you know they both absolutely care for and love each other refreshingly honest And her parents, wow They re like, you know, good parents who d move heaven and earth for their kid And as Lia faces the unknown, she begins to realize how deep their love and hers for them goes There s not really romance here either, just a really good friendship with some extra feelings of maybe Which I feel was a really good choice for the story Regardless, her than a friend is a fabulous guy, and he cares for Lia no matter in what capacity Plus, he cares about the whole family, which earns him points in my book One of the big takeaways from the book is how complex organ donation is There s a bit of a plot point about making sure kids at school signed up and such, and while the method may have been a wee bit hokey, the message is good enough that I can overlook it Point is, organ donation is a literal crapshoot Luck of the draw Did your blood type match that guy who just got hit by a car It s your lucky day And that, at it s crux, is the hardest to accept if Lia wants an organ, it s going to be someone else s worst day.And not enough people are organ donors Hence why Lia remains ill for so long Obviously, not every cause of death lends itself to organ donation But if the unthinkable happened, I d like to know that someone like Lia could benefit, even from the worst possible situation Bottom Line An incredibly touching and heartfelt book, Jen Malone has written another book I won t soon forget

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    Rating 4.5 StarsI always think I know what I am getting myself into, when I opt to read a sick kids book, but still, I under estimate the emotional toll it will have on me My advice for reading this book grab a box of tissues and be ready to shed some tears, because it was painful, while also being really touching and beautiful.Lia was such an incredible character I first met her, while she was dominating on the roller derby track, so fierce and commanding But, she was born with biliary atresia, and knew that, someday, she would need a new liver Unfortunately, that someday had arrived during her derby practice.This story followed Lia and her family as they tried to come to terms with Lia s illness and her possible impending death Yes, very emotional stuff Being in the head of an eighteen year old as she grappled with her own mortality was extremely difficult at times, but Malone really did a wonderful job with depicting Lia s feelings, and interspersing the heartbreaking moments with some joyful, fun, and lighthearted ones Why does a disease only one person is afflicted with get to affect so many people I must also comment Malone on how well she explored how Lia s illness affected her loved ones As a parent, I was especially moved by many of the scenes involving Lia s mother and father Their pain was palpable There are tears currently streaming down my face, as I recall the heart to heart Lia and her dad shared It was so incredibly touching, it made my heart physically ache That s what I want for you, Sunshine More remember whens Dad to LiaThis story also covered organ donation, and what the families and patients awaiting an organ may experience The anxiety and disappointment Lia and her family felt had me feeling really good about the fact that I am a registered organ donor, and have a directive in place to donate my body to science in the event of my death Although this was a fictional story, it was based upon a real person, and there are many people out there, facing a fate very much like Lia s I hope that a story like this will inspire others to learn about organ donation, and perhaps, consider becoming a donor themselves.I wouldn t call this an easy read I actually need to thank Shannon for all her emotional support, but it was nonetheless a beautiful story, which really touched my heart ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

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    Thank you so much to Edelweiss for this eARC that completely took my breath away I originally requested it because of the badass that Lia short for Amelia is The synopsis for the book tells us she is a roller derby queen, an artist, and a nerd see her derby name Rolldemort and as such I was completely taken by her character already, and knew she was someone I would connect with It takes no time to warm up to her, and just as quickly the world as she knows it is quickly pulled out from under her feet when a liver disease she was born with rears its ugly head.I learned so much from this novel, and not just about biliary atresia or BA for short We are taken through the process of organ donation, given so many don t you ever wonder questions to ponder, and regaled with tales about our past presidents Our cast of characters each have something that they re passionate about, and that passion struggles to stay in its lane as they are all dealt a hand in this grief Lia refuses to be seen as The Dying Girl She doesn t want to be anything less than she s ever been strong, brave, and bold, and so the second that pity enters anyone s eyes, she completely shuts down.It s a hard battle to watch, both from Lia and her loved one s points of view For her, she sees this only as something that is her fault She s causing her brother to come home from college, her parents to lose hope, and her best friend to turn her into a charity case For everyone else, they are drowning in the fact that there s nothing they can do They want to rally around her, to put on a brave face, but just the thought of her life going on unfinished is unbearable So we re left in a very uncomfortable place as Lia attempts to defy her diagnosis and distract those surrounding her from seeing her any differently.I don t want to spoil the book, but there were so many things that I loved about it that I want to talk a little cryptically about If any of you are scared of reading this because you ve already been there, done that with other books about teenagers grappling with disease, think again It is so much different than any other book I ve read dealing with similar subject matter There is a bit of a flirty aspect with a boy, but this boy does not come in on a white horse and carry her away from her mortality He is a strong pillar that holds her up when she is coming unglued, and only when she has made it clear that she needs that It was so refreshing to not have that be the focus of the narrative, as Lia has so many other things to focus on.One such thing being her best friend, Sibby She is Lia s advocate, whether she wants it or not She, along with Lia s parents and brother Alex, are warriors They are the net saving Lia from the cold abyss of fear, and their love rips her out of many a panic attack within these pages The relationships built between friends and family are so important in this book, and reminds us that romantic love isn t the only important love When you re sick, all you want is for your mom to hold you and bring you soup You want your best friend to watch reruns of Friends and The West Wing with you You want normalcy, and I can t imagine that s any different under threat of death.The ending took me by surprise I cried from the first sentence of the second to last chapter, and from then on it was just a kind of cathartic release There s so much tension you pick up on from all of these characters who are walking the line between hope and despair looking down every once and awhile to see dread in the form of alligators just waiting to tear them to pieces Sometimes they slip, and the alligators nip off a bit of their foot, or snap very closely to their ankles There s a constant game of cat and mouse as everyone the reader included waits to see Lia s fate.It s a beautiful, raw, and unabashedly REAL book It s not sugar coated, but it also is a bright light of hope, and a strong message to all to get out there and make a difference You could save a life maybe even the person s closest to you.

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    It made me cry I did not expect it, but there I was, crying Sometimes a good cry is good, it has been a while since my last.Amelia was born with a liver disease, but it has never really affected here Until her last year of HS when it gets worse She needs a liver transplant.I liked Amelia, she tried so hard to go on with her life To do the things she loves, painting, hanging out with her bestie Not to be the dying girl since she felt almost like before anyway She does not want the pitying looks.Her best friend Syb tries to rally people to sign up for organ donation She wants to fight An old friend shows up and is a light in darkness, sometimes you need that one person that does not talk about it.No romance Just a girl trying to come to terms with the fact that she might not get the liver that she needs to live.And it made me cry I had to say that again It felt so real, she was so real, so normal.A good book, and about a subject that I have not really read about before And I realised that so many die every day when they do not get the transplants they need, all because people do not sign up to be donors It does feel like a real waste.NarrationThe narration did a great job with Amelia, I really was in her head Her other voices were great too She made me feel.

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