Now she has precisely six seconds until she hits the water below her--just six more seconds until she is finally freed from her mundane and aimless existence. Freed of all of the regrets and disappointments that have haunted her throughout her nineteen years.
She just needs to be free.
But as she falls, the most pivotal points of her life start to replay like a movie in her head: her family falling apart, her first love, her first heartbreak, and her first betrayal. As she remembers these moments that brought her to this point, will she feel a sense of peace? Or will her death be her greatest regret?
"6 Seconds of Life" is a new adult novel that not only explores the ups and downs of college life, but the ups and downs of life as we know it.
This book is breathtaking, and very realistic. It's also tragic on so many different levels. The way that Maura is treated throughout her life is something I can easily relate to, and I feel a strong bond to her. My favourite part was definitely 0:00 seconds in the book.
Cover/format of book/writing style
Since this book is more contemporary I would've liked to see a more contemporary cover. However this is cute and suiting. The format of the book kept you engaged. It starts in the present, then skips to the past and works its way back up. I like the journal entries she has incorporated. I also enjoyed Fitzharris' writing style, it was in first person, and was suitable for the age range of the book.
I really felt depressed for Maura. As I said above, I could relate to some of the feelings that she felt in the book. It is so sad that no one noticed her enough to lead up to that tragic morning.
I really liked this book, and recommend reading it. If you liked Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, I think you'll like this one too!
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