Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: Sharing Sam by Katherine Applegate

Sharing Sam by Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Romance

Heat Rating: 1



How can you take the guy your best friend loves . . . when your best friend’s going to die?

Alison Chapman has always believed she’d fall in love hard. And she does—with Sam Cody, a new guy with a gorgeous face and brooding eyes, a guy who’s impossible to resist. When Sam asks her to the Valentine’s Day dance, Alison is elated . . . until she finds out that her best friend, Isabella Cates-Lopez, has fallen for Sam, too . . . until she finds out that Isabella is dying. Now Alison wants Isabella’s last days to be her happiest ever—even if she and Sam have to hide their love. Even if, by sharing Sam, Alison risks losing him forever.

LynnMarie’s Review

Sharing Sam was a short book packed with emotion. If you enjoy Young Adult books, you should really give this one a read, but prepared for a bit of heartache along the way.

Alison finally finds the boy of her dreams in Sam Cody. He’s the bad boy, but ends up being perfect for her. They fall hard in love for each other, but keep their relationship a secret. The problem…Alison’s best friend has a crush on Sam.

Alison is torn between a deep friendship with Isabella and her love for Sam. Her choices are heartbreaking because her best friend is dying and won’t be alive for long. Alison refuses to break her friend’s heart by telling her that she’s seeing the boy she likes. Instead, she plays a dangerous game. Alison and Sam pretend that Sam is interested in Isabella so she’ll be happy in her final days. The plot thickens when Sam and Isabella develop feelings for each other, making Alison wonder if she’s made a terrible mistake.

Sharing Sam is an emotional story of love and loss. A moment of clarity at the end of the book will no doubt require a tissue.

4 Tea Cups!

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Annie McElfresh said...

I'm adding this one to my list!!!

New Follower!

Kelley Vitollo said...

Hmmm, this sounds really good, but heartbreaking too. I know it defeats the purpose, but this is one I would want to know exactly how it ends before reading it. I'm funny like that.

LynnMarie said...

Kelley, it's sad and an emotion roller coaster ride..yes. But, let's just say you won't throw the book at the wall when it ends. LOL

Allison said...

Great review! I'd never heard of this, but am now very intrigued.

CarlyB said...

Hi! I found your blog through Follow Friday :). Great review!x


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