Side Effects May Vary

Side Effects May Vary

by Julie Murphy
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 19/03/2014

What if you'd been living your life as if you were dying - only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

When Alice is diagnosed with leukaemia and time is suddenly not a luxury, she convinces her friend Harvey to help her with a crazy bucket list. It's as much about revenge as redemption and warped or not, it gives Alice the focus she needs when everything else seems pointless.

Then she goes into remission.

Now faced with the consequences of her actions, can Alice repair the damage she's caused to those around her? And maybe, just maybe, show the one who loves her most how much she loves him in return?

'Side Effects May Vary explodes with brutal honesty, brilliant wit, and unflinching heart.' John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back

'Julie Murphy's SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a funny, heartfelt, honest look at the beauty and the risk of getting a second chance. An inspiring novel about all the things worth living for. I adored this debut!' Siobhan Vivian, author of The List

'A funny and touching novel about a strong-willed heroine who finds facing death simple, but facing life heart-wrenchingly complicated. A real original.' Jennifer Echols, author of Going Too Far

'Honest and unflinching, this is a compelling story of one teen's struggle with cancer, love, and living. A worthwhile addition.' School Library Journal

'Readers will turn the last page wanting to know where the next chapter leads.' Kirkus Review

'Alice and Harvey's relationship is raw, honest, moving, and unapologetic in its depiction of their individual, and collective, pain.' Booklist

'A tale of unlikely romance, impossible obstacles, and mortality, this book is a must-read.' Teen Vogue

'It's equal parts fun, cringe-worthy, and totally fearless!' Seventeen Magazine

Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage)
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
Penguin Random House Australia
Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband, who loves her; her dog, who adores her; and her cats, who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time.

When she's not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, or planning her next great travel adventure.

She is also the author of the young adult novels, Puddin', Ramona Blue, Side Effects May Vary, and Dumplin' (now a Netflix original film). This is her first book for middle-grade readers.

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