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Review º Anthem for Jackson Dawes 109 ½ Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer Megan is scared and worried about her illness but Jackson seems to be an old hand having been on the ward for ages And everybody loves Jackson He is a whirlwind of About her illness but Jackson seems to be an old hand having been on the ward for ages And everybody loves Jackson He is a whirlwind of life and energy warmth and spar. 35 StarsAnthem for Jackson Dawes is a novel with a lot of heart It’s heartwarming sweet and very endearing But admittedly I felt a bit distant from the story as a whole I loved the characters and the plot it just seems that I couldn’t put as much emotional investment in the story as I have done with others I have been pondering about this for a while and I still haven’t come up with why I had this problem This novel does have some really good ualities thoughIf you read the first few pages you will know that this is a story about a girl Megan that has been diagnosed with cancer sent to the children’s hospital ward and put on Chemo And if you read even farther you will know that Megan is in internal turmoil and is scared for her future Fortunately there is a certain sunshine of a person called Jackson Dawes who might be able to give Megan the friendship and comfort she needsAs you can see this is a story about friendship and finding hope in the most unlikely places I loved the story–even though I didn’t have a large emotional attachment– and breezed through the pages as fast as I couldMegan Bright and Jackson Dawes were wonderful characters I believe that they will be very easy to relate to for many people even though those many people have not suffered from cancer themselves Megan does a lot of growing as the pages go on and she felt like a real character to me Jackson is a character filled with color and strange stories I couldn’t help but smile when his name was written in a sentenceThe side characters were also very satisfying character wise We have the mysterious adorable Kipper the serious but compassionate Sister Brewster the humorous fun Siobhan and the absolutely amazing Bright family I loved reading about them allI did think that some of the moments that were supposed to make a person laugh fell flat Not all of them but some Awhile this might only be a little thing among all the good things this novel has I still found it bothersome This little uibble is really only based on my sense of humor so those moments might make someone else laugh to piecesBryce did an amazing job with the prose in this novel It was engaging readable and had a certain lightness about it that made this story very addictingAll in all Anthem for Jackson Dawes is an great strong debut novel and I will certainly be looking out for Celia Bryce’s next books Even though I did have some trouble with feeling connected to the story this is very much worth the read since the good ualities that I mention are freaking good

Anthem for Jackson DawesAbout her illness but Jackson seems to be an old hand having been on the ward for ages And everybody loves Jackson He is a whirlwind of life and energy warmth and spar. 35 StarsAnthem for Jackson Dawes is a novel with a lot of heart It’s heartwarming sweet and very endearing But admittedly I felt a bit distant from the story as a whole I loved the characters and the plot it just seems that I couldn’t put as much emotional investment in the story as I have done with others I have been pondering about this for a while and I still haven’t come up with why I had this problem This novel does have some really good ualities thoughIf you read the first few pages you will know that this is a story about a girl Megan that has been diagnosed with cancer sent to the children’s hospital ward and put on Chemo And if you read even farther you will know that Megan is in internal turmoil and is scared for her future Fortunately there is a certain sunshine of a person called Jackson Dawes who might be able to give Megan the friendship and comfort she needsAs you can see this is a story about friendship and finding hope in the most unlikely places I loved the story–even though I didn’t have a large emotional attachment– and breezed through the pages as fast as I couldMegan Bright and Jackson Dawes were wonderful characters I believe that they will be very easy to relate to for many people even though those many people have not suffered from cancer themselves Megan does a lot of growing as the pages go on and she felt like a real character to me Jackson is a character filled with color and strange stories I couldn’t help but smile when his name was written in a sentenceThe side characters were also very satisfying character wise We have the mysterious adorable Kipper the serious but compassionate Sister Brewster the humorous fun Siobhan and the absolutely amazing Bright family I loved reading about them allI did think that some of the moments that were supposed to make a person laugh fell flat Not all of them but some Awhile this might only be a little thing among all the good things this novel has I still found it bothersome This little uibble is really only based on my sense of humor so those moments might make someone else laugh to piecesBryce did an amazing job with the prose in this novel It was engaging readable and had a certain lightness about it that made this story very addictingAll in all Anthem for Jackson Dawes is an great strong debut novel and I will certainly be looking out for Celia Bryce’s next books Even though I did have some trouble with feeling connected to the story this is very much worth the read since the good ualities that I mention are freaking good

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Anthem for Jackson Dawes » Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer Megan is scared and worried. I chat to Celia Bryce about her writing this novel and her next book here Anthem for Jackson Dawes was a deceiving book I looked at its gorgeous cover and its tiny little spine and thought ‘there’s no way you’re going to make me cry’ Yet I did wipe away a sneaky tear or two as this little book burrowed its way into my heart Don’t you just hate when that happensThis could easily have fallen into the stereotypical category but the gorgeous prose and touching exploration of first love and loss made it something which continues to linger Everything about this just seemed to click for me particularly the use of setting The majority of the story takes place on the ward and this in itself seemed rather realistic to me Megan’s life before her diagnosis starts to dissolve around her and suddenly all her energy and attention is focused on Jackson and the ward She can’t talk to her friends because they just don’t understand and her mum’s heartache for her is too much to bear Jackson understands though and this is just what Megan needs; someone who will just be and not ask her how she feels or what it’s like When Megan was at home I really felt her sense of being out of place and her need to be understoodAt first I found it uite hard to connect to the characters especially Megan I was annoyed by how bratty she came across especially towards her mother However the I read the I felt this was her coping mechanism She did develop as a character with the help of the gorgeous Jackson Sometimes special people come into your life at the perfect time and Jackson was this person for Megan The third person narrative was also confronting at first but like Megan it grew on meOverall this was a touching and poignant read with loveable characters placed in heartbreaking situations It’s a beautifully written story of love friendship and loss; one which will stay with me for a long time Thank you to Bloomsbury for providing a copy of the book for review This review and many can be found at Maree's Musings Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ð Celia Bryce

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Celia Bryce ð 9 Free download Kle Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson's extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson's future A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut nov. I won an Uncorrected Proof of this book from Hooked on Books who are part of the Bloomsbury group i believe After getting the book and reading the back cover i thought oh boy this is going to be one of those books that make me cry For this reason it was a few weeks before i decided to read itThe book starts off with Megan going into hospital for her first bout of chemo after finding out she has a brain tumour While there she meets the only other teenager in attendance in the children's wardJackson is full of jokes and seems to be happy all the time He is so charming that everyone instantly loves him Megan not so much She isn't interested in getting to know him because she has friends already and doesn't need anyone else in her life This soon changes Once she has started her treatment she soon begins to realise that she now lives in another world She is completely shut off from the outside world and only others in her situation can really understand what she is going through Her friends don't come to visit because it's hard and the things that meant so much to Megan only weeks before seem trivial now She finds that Jackson is the only one that really understands her and she comes to rely on him and shares a deep bond with him As the story goes on it is clear to the reader that Megan is falling in love with Jackson and knowing the situation these kids are in and the title of the book you know this isn't going to end in any happy ending I read this book within a couple of hours and it did keep my attention until i had finished it However the end section of the book really let it down in my opinion I knew that Jackson would probably die in the end since he had a rare form of cancer and the book title pretty much gives it away So to me when it got there the author just didn't grab that opportunity to make it It was like Jackson was a huge part of Megan's story and he was a big enough part to the story that the author used his name for the book Yet he just disappeared Megan just accepts that he went home She doesn't try to visit him outside the hospital or contact him in any way To me that isn't believable If someone you love is dying you don't accept it It isn't a part of that process I have lost many loved ones and a good few from cancer and you don't give up until they are gone Yet she waits months until she finds out via a letter that he diedThis was meant to be a life changing love for Megan So i think the author should have not removed him from the story that easily To truly feel the loss and make the reader feel it Jackson's death should have been a big part of that story I really wanted to rate this book better but given the way it ended i just couldn't It is a good book for a YA to read to gain perspective i think though It would teach them that things can change in an instant and to appreciate everything they have so yes i would recommend the book I was just disappointed in how it ended