Title: Would You
Author: Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 8, 2008
WOULD YOU RATHER know what’s going to happen or not know?
A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie’s amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she’s zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, it’s a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.
Truly, life is so short… and borrowed. When you thought you had everything, suddenly, the world turns upside-down and all is lost in a blink of an eye.
For sisters Natalie & Claire, they had each other, against all odds.. When they’re together, they share almost everything – they share room, secrets, clothes & even crushes. Then tragedy strikes, and Natalie is left contemplating the things they shared and most loved.
In this tear-jerker novel, you are left with a lot of questions starting with Would You?
Would you be cruel to the person who hit your sister by a car when you learn that he did not really mean to hit and ran on her, that he was actually driving his wife who was about to give birth to the nearest hospital?
Would you blame Claire for running away to the street crying after breaking up with her boyfriend?
Would you blame Claire’s boyfriend for not chasing her back after their big fight?
Would you be happy now that the attention of your crush would soon be diverted to you instead after Claire’s gone?
Questions that seemed irrelevant but had been haunting Natalie since the accident. This novel teaches us how to cope up with life, with your family & friends, and with yourself. A very powerful book.. A tear-jerker but an eye-opener nonetheless. Great read!