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The Measure: A Read with Jenna Pick (editie 2022)
door Nikki Erlick (Auteur)
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The Measure door Nikki Erlick
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I was dying to read this book and I'm so obsessed with this concept. I found myself thinking about this in every day life, just thinking would I look at the box? Or in different situations, if they knew how long they had left, they wouldn't have to worry or would know when they would die. If I had any negative, I would say sometimes the multiple characters and the super short chapters sometimes made it hard to get into a really good reading flow, but that's probably just my ADHD. I felt like I knew the characters and how their lives intertwined, just so good. I bet in a few years when I can't remember the book as well, I'm going to re-read it. There was a little twist at the end, however, I was kind of expecting it. I had that thought when Amie and Ben got together that he doesn't know how long her string is. It's just so interesting to think if their lives would've been different if she did know. But then again, maybe not, because the strings already knew what they were going to do! I was amazed that this was Nikki's first book too. I really hope she writes more because I thoroughly enjoyed this! ( )
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I loved this book so much that I am now trying to find all dystopian type books that are in the present to near future to read! This book brings to life so many moral questions and fears we have on life and death.
It amplifies that humans are faith based creatures by nature and without it, our life can become meaningless and unfulfilled.
Parece un d√≠a cualquiera. Te levantas, te sirves una taza de caf√©, y sales.
Pero hoy, al abrir la puerta de tu casa, hay una peque√Īa caja de madera esper√°ndote. Esa caja contiene tu destino: el n√ļmero exacto de a√Īos que vas a vivir.
Desde los umbrales de las puertas de los suburbios hasta las jaimas del desierto, las personas de todos los continentes reciben la misma caja. En un instante, el mundo se sumerge en un caos absoluto. ¬ŅDe d√≥nde proceden esas cajas? ¬ŅQu√© significan? ¬ŅLo que prometen es cierto?
A medida que la sociedad se une y se separa, todos se enfrentan a la misma decisi√≥n estremecedora: ¬Ņdesean saber cu√°nto tiempo van a vivir? Y, si es as√≠, ¬Ņqu√© har√°n con ese dato?
If you had the opportunity to know when your life would end, would you want to know? When boxes arrive at the doorstep of adults around the world, people are intrigued. But, the only thing inside is a string. A long string signifies long life, a short string is a short life.
Some struggle with whether or not to open the box. Others who do make choices - to travel, to marry or not, and some use it against others.
The novel follows several people whose lives intersect, Ben and Amie, Javier and Jack, Nina and Maura. Ultimately the book is about family, relationships, and the choices we make to live fully.
Very interesting concept.
DNFing, actively read until 42%, listened while falling asleep until 77%, and I still just am not invested in any of the characters and though the premise is insanely cool, I don't think the authors done enough to make the reality feel close enough to ours to be relevant.
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
"A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope‚??read with us." ‚??Jenna Bush Hager
A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library.
Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.
It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.
But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.
From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?
As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they'll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?
The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn't have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.
Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest
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Dewey Decimale Classificatie (DDC)813.6Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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