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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Review: The 39 Deaths Of Adam Strand

Title: The 39 Deaths Of Adam Strand
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Gregory Galloway
Publisher: Dutton Juvienile
Release Date: February 21, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher
Video Review: HERE

"A groundbreaking YA from the award-winning author of As Simple as Snow
Adam Strand isn't depressed. He's just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, Adam can't seem to stay dead; he wakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others' concerns. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing—not even death—can sever those bonds.
In stark, arresting prose, Gregory Galloway finds hope and understanding in the blackest humor."

 A dark and riveting tale, this book makes you think...

I like dark books. Books that questions things that go on in the world and what it would be like to just know all the answers. Adam is in search of answers to questions he can not answer. He takes death as freedom from everything. I like that the plot is constant and takes the reader deep into Adam's mind.

There are two ways you can see this book. One Adam is crazy or Adam is on to something. For me, it fell between. I can see why Adam questions things cause like me I like to "know." But then Adam sometimes took things too far and scared me. Still, I like that in the end Adam is able to find his answers. There are parts where I felt the book completely slow down and then I felt lost. Like I had to find my back into the book. Know what I mean. It went fast....then s...l...o...w...

Overall, this book is good. It's edgy and very different from what is out in YA today. It's not a typical book that I would pick up myself but I'm glad that I read it. The 39 Deaths Of Adam Strand  is an dark, edgy story is not forgetful.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds different. I think I would have liked the slow in the beginning tho instead of the end, but I still like how different it sounds.

  2. I really tried to like this book. I finally had to just put it up and move on. Sometimes that happens to a reader. It just wasn't right fit for me.


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