Monday, September 21, 2015

A Taylor-Made Life By: Kary Rader **Review By Amy

**Disclaimer – I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Reads in exchange for a fair and honest review ** 
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books. 
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Taylor was your normal high school kid, enjoying life and being a teenager until she received a heartbreaking diagnosis, leukemia.  After all treatments failed, her only hope was to receive stem cell transplant and that hope was dwindling with each failed match.  She wanted one last thing in life, to not die a virgin. How could she accomplish this with her dignity? Gavin Taylor is leading a life many would be jealous of. He is the leader of an ever growing video game company, more money than he needs, and independence.  The one thing he doesn’t have is someone, anyone, to grieve for him when his terminal cancer finally takes over. He keeps this a secret because he doesn’t want pity sympathy. What will happen when he meets up with his candidate in the cancer patient mentor program? Is there hope to find true love with his clock ticking? 
Wow, talk about a huge emotional break down! This book was absolutely, positively, without a doubt in my mind, incredible! I had an idea what I would be reading at the beginning of the book but it didn’t prepare me for the way that the author wrote this story and how it would make me feel.  It is incredibly BEAUTIFUL! The entire story, front to back, was one big emotional journey from happy, sad, angry, frustrated, devastated, and finally leaving me feel emotionally raw at the end. It’s a powerful story with a powerful message.  The strength that each and every single person that suffers the diagnosis of cancer deals with each and every day is astounding.  This story doesn’t cover the beginning, diagnosis stage, but it sure does cover the treatment and finality stage and in my opinion it couldn’t have been written better.  This story could have been simply ugly and depressing because that is what cancer can be, but I love how she wrote it to be uplifting and hopeful but with some ugly and depressing moments. 
If you’re looking for a journey between a man and a woman who are struggling with their diagnosis of terminal cancer with little hope but with a spin of positivity, pick up your copy today! Really, this story is beautiful and even though I was a sobbing mess when I finished it, I would read it again! I look forward to reading book two! 

Rating: 5/5

Thanks & Happy Reading!

**Review by Amy posted by Dany!

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