The F- It List

The F- It List

Book - 2013
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When Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family. Time passes, and Alex learns Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, [2013]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781250025654
1250025656
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_KATI Jun 28, 2017

A fantastic and funny novel that's appropriate for mature teen readers.

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paytonm20
Jul 14, 2015

This is a very good look on how you deal with finding your best friend has cancer. I loved it, but there is a lot of sex so if your under the age of i'd say 15 you shouldn't read this

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Jen24
Jul 05, 2015

this book was ahhhhmazinggggg

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Lotte_
Jan 25, 2015

a really good teenage book, with great characters and themes. in some parts teeth gritting in others humorous and in other parts sad but overall a wonderful novel about some teenagers facing the tough things life throws at them

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Sarahjka
Jul 28, 2014

You have two girls: Alex and Becca, who are friends and the novel starts off with Alex being mad at Becca for sleeping with her boyfriend on the night of her father's funeral. She's all set to forgive her after a time, only to realize that Becca has cancer. Becca decides she wants to do everything she can do in something like a "bucket list", which they affectionately call the "F-it List." There's a lot of pop culture dropping, what with Alex's love for horror movies and media, and there's a bit of focus on Alex's growing love for Leo. But they all have to contend with their grief at some point.
Despite me assuming that The F-it List would be a book which would solely focus on a friend complete her sick friends bucket List I’m pleased to say this story provided much more than this. The bucket list that Becca who had been diagnosed with cancer asked her friend Alex to compete was an integral part of the story. It was made even more important because Becca and Alex hadn’t been talking until Alex found out about Becca’s diagnosis. It was like it had become crucial to make up on the precious time the two friends had lost over the summer. But also Becca hadn’t just made this bucket list since she had found out about her cancer, but had worked on it for a long time, so helping Becca fulfil some of the dreams, even though some did sound lame was important to Alex.
I really liked the way this book was written. Whilst I don’t think this book is appropriate for some people. There was quite a lot of swearing, drugs and sex themes throughout – but I liked it because this is how teenagers can be. The way these characters spoke to each other felt real and there was a real sense of truth about this. And because the story was told in such a believable way, I found myself sucked into it even more.

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paytonm20
Jul 14, 2015

Alex's father has just died and then her best friend becca sleeps with her boyfriend thus driving a hole through their friendship. As Alex's senior year begins she is ready to forgive Becca after not speaking to her all summer, but when she gets to school she finds out Becca has cancer. As Alex tries to deal with Becca and her fathers death, she meets Leo and her perception of love starts to change.

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PJOForever
Jul 11, 2015

When her best friend gets cancer, they decide to work their way through the bucket list (or F-it list) that Becca (her best friend) made when she was nine. Sometimes it takes a bucket list to start living again.

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paytonm20
Jul 14, 2015

"Throw a jelly bean at his window"!
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