BOOK REPORT for Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Cover Story: Doodle
BFF Charms: Caution and Be Mine
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factor: Dilapidated Amusement Park
Anti-Bonus Factors: Cancer, Mean Girls
Relationship Status: Conflicted Compatriots
I seriously disliked one of the main characters in Julie Murphy’s Side Effects May Vary, but I appreciate a book in which characters grow and change. I also really enjoyed Murphy’s no-frills writing, but it was more than a little difficult reading about the ravages cancer has on a person’s body and soul ... There's a lot going on in this book, y'all.
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