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S a letter in the mail it only takes two words to crack the careful façade she’s built around herself ORGAN DONOR Two words that had apparently been checked off on her brother’s driver’s license; two words that her parents knew about and never confided to her All at once everything Tallie thought she understood about her brother’s death feels like a lie And although a part of her knows he?. The shortThe beginning really pulled me in but the character development wasn t done well I really wanted to connect with Tallie after the initial pages however it was very very hard to doThe longSome of the Parts deals with a heavy topic death of a family member gone too soon I think that part of what draws me to this genre is the fear of losing a loved oneI haven t had to go through the grief of losing a family member so close to me so I can t begin to fathom the mix of feelings one goes through I don t want to imagine how it would feel to lose one of my immediate family members I think that is part of my fascination with books like this They give my insight into the emotions and struggles that one goes through upon losing a family member They give me a safe place to explore loss of a loved oneThe beginning really pulled me in It s very emotionally driven especially given the guilt that Tallie feels over the death of her brother Of course we don t find out the details until later All I m going to say is that her feeling is certainly understandable I just wish that her brother received than the meager characterization he did Tallie seems to deeply admire her brother and think the best of him which is weird to me I have a brother and I certainly don t think he s all that though I do love him As all we have to go on is Tallie s claims I don t see any evidence that her brother was who she claims he was I would have liked to see flashbacks or at least reminiscing on Tallie s partOutside of Tallie s brother the character development wasn t done well I really wanted to connect with Tallie after the initial pages however it was very very hard to do just that Tallie s later actions make no sense to me at all While her actions are understandable given that she seems to lose control of her sanity I don t know where or why she s losing her grip on reality In the end I lost connection with her I m also bothered by the fact that there is no real romantic development This guy just seems to fall in love with her out of nowhere Not to mention the development with the friend who just drops out of the picture after her startling confession Or the fact that it turns out that her brother also had a broken relationship and that his girlfriend and best bud turned out to be the people that they wereWhat drew me to this story in the first place was the family aspect what with Tallie searching for a connection to her brother after his death Tallie s actions however serve to alienate her from her living relatives her parents from real connections to the people who love her like her friends though I m still wondering what exactly was her relationship to her one kind of friend and from moving forward This is a novel about losing oneself in an obsessive desire to pick up the pieces after losing a loved one and most of the healing will come after the last words of this novelAll in all I m happy that recognition is being given to organ donation something that can really save lives I just couldn t connect with the characters and their story though Some of the Parts is definitely one to provoke discussion given the open ish ending For of my reviews visit my blog Imaginary Reads

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Some of the Parts

?s gone forever another part of her wonders if finding the letter might be a sign That if she can just track down the people on the other end of those two words it might somehow bring him back Hannah Barnaby’s deeply moving novel asks uestions there are no easy answers to as it follows a family struggling to pick up the pieces and a girl determined to find the brother she wasn’t ready to let go. Very We ll Never Be Apart meets Things We Know By Heart Interesting Just not for meAfter a car accident on a wet road Tallie s brother Nate is left dead and Tallie is traumatized Tallie takes a majority of the blame as she d been the driver Months later her parents are slowly coming to terms with their son s death and her best friend Mel tries her best to help Tallie through the situation but she remains stuck on what could ve been Tallie carries around his MP3 affectionately named Matty and reminisces about the better timesOne afternoon Tallie discovers a letter in the mail informing her Nate s organs have been donated Not only is she devastated but she wants nothing than to find the recipients Mainly the owner of his heart She pretends to be her mother and emails every organ donation agency in desperate search of their recipents Though I certainly identified with Tallie s grievances there were times I simply couldn t deal with her She routinely verbally harassed and stalked her brother s ex girlfriend was outright rude to strangers for absolutely no reason and outside of her brother she had no interest in anything If the story was centered off the POV of Nate s girlfriend instead it may ve held of my interestAnd Tallie s love interest was clingy Like really I have no problem with a boy tagging along to a few outings but he followed her everywhere In the school hallways to coffee shops whatever And if Tallie wasn t with him she d be texting him Honestly where is your lifeTallie s best friend Mel was so darling Though she had an unusual penchant for taxidermy um okay she remained by Tallie s side as often as she could Whereas Tallie didn t appreciate most of what Mel did for her Mel never argued against herI can t explore too deep into the storyline without diving directly into spoiler territory but I have to say the ending and what led up to it was confusing and clich d and could ve been executed better Even so I have nothing but praise for Hannah Barnaby s debut Her writing is stunning and I was particularly taken by a few uotes It s an empowering realistic thought provoking read nonetheless

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Sometimes bad things happen and we are not the same when they are over For months Tallie McGovern has been coping with the death of her older brother the only way she knows how by smiling bravely and pretending that she's okay She’s managed to fool her friends her parents and her teachers so far yet she can’t even say his name out loud “N ” is as far as she can go But when Tallie comes acros. First a few overall thoughts about this subgenre of contemporary YA Strange but true Some of the Parts is the seventh at least YA book about organ donation to come out in the past year or so I haven t read them all but Some of the Parts worked much better for me than for instance Things We Know By Heart which tried to bring a love after loss romance into the mix and while this approach may have worked in the film Return to Me haven t seen it I remained skeptical and somewhat weirded outSo in thinking about the several YA organ donation books I ve read I realized that they combine at least two tried and true YA tropes the grief book the uest book Because while grief books are very moving anyone who s been through a grieving process knows that it s often very internal Solitary And sad I can see the need for the uest adding that element keeps things moving along and gives them of a purposeOkay on to the book at hand After the death of Tallie s older brother she feels stuck Stuck with her guilt and grief stuck with her withdrawn parents stuck in a life she no longer recognizes I thought that Some of the Parts did a great job portraying the grieving experience the awkward reactions of others the way you feel that you ve gone through something that will make you feel forever different and very aloneThere s a boy A boy who in a very coincidental fashion offers Tallie just what she needs a distraction a co conspirator and an important resource that last part was the big coincidence I wouldn t call their relationship a true romance but they have enough of a connection that if you need romance in your books I think you ll be satisfied Okay onto the uest I was skeptical at first but I ended up really liking this part of the story The sneaky crafty things that Tallie did reminded me so much of the way my scheming sixteen year old self would have acted that I laughed out loud The book had a minor subplot about her brother s girlfriend that could have been predictable but took a unexpected turnOverall I really enjoyed Some of the Parts I thought that the book offered up a moving account of the different ways people process grief and lossRead of my reviews on YA Romantics or follow me on Bloglovin Thanks to the publisher for providing a free advance copy of this book for me to review


10 thoughts on “Some of the Parts

  1. says:

    First a few overall thoughts about this subgenre of contemporary YA Strange but true Some of the Parts is the seventh at least YA book about organ donation to come out in the past year or so I haven't read them all but Some of the Parts worke

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    Rating Clarification 35 stars “Maybe this is the ultimate puzzle Maybe knowing there are pieces of Nate still in the wo

  3. says:

    475 starsI'm not someone that gives out five star ratings very often Call me cold hearted blame in on my Slytherin soul whatever but it's just not something I can do very often For a book to warrant a perfect 'score' from me it has to be pretty much perfect I cannot have any major problems with it and I have to get that o

  4. says:

    The shortThe beginning really pulled me in but the character development wasn't done well I really wanted to connect with Tallie; after the initial pages however it was very very hard to doThe longSome of the Parts deals with a heavy topic death of a family member gone too soon I think that part of what draws me to this genre is the fear of

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    SOME OF THE PARTSTallie McGovern is a high school girl who lost her brother in an accident When she and her family are trying to cope with their loss she finds a letter in the mail labeled Life Choice She finds information of her brother and calls them to get information But this will be the least of her struggles This book was only so so There were certain parts where I didn't get what was going on I lost track of what was happening and

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    This book suffers from the classic tale of great concept and terrible execution Honestly the plot line felt so disconnected with multiple separate story lines where everything is dragging out and then uickly rushed to wrap up What you read in the synopsis is not what is reflected in the book it was like two diff

  7. says:

    This book is so close to reality I didn’t experience it firsthand but of course when our special someone dies we will never be the same Tallie was having a hard time coping up with her brother’s death She felt

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    Check out my full review posted on WhoRu Blog Congrats to Hannah Barnaby This novel went into its second printing in less than a month The SOME OF ALL PARTS is a window into grief and a window into organ donation For those who will be getting their driver’s licenses this will be a fascinating look at the responsibility

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    Very We'll Never Be Apart meets Things We Know By Heart Interesting Just not for meAfter a car accident on a wet road Tallie's brother Nate is left dead and Tallie is traumatized Tallie takes a majority of the blame as she'd been the driver Months later her parents are slowly coming to terms with their son's death and her best friend Mel tries her best to help Tallie through the situation but she remains stuc

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    When I heard of this book I was all for it Y'all know how much I LOVE contemps that feature larger issues Which means I'm really excited for all the books featuring organ donors in YA lately In fact this is the second book in a row featuring them that I've read featuring this process The other was The Way Back to You by Mindi Scott and Michelle Andreani which comes out in May I'm not sure if I was trying to break my feels reading these back