Friday, September 19, 2008

All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Bridget Flannery and Maureen O'Malley have been BFFs since forever. Then a brief moment of inattention on an icy road leaves one girl dead and the other in a coma, battered beyond recognition. Family and friends mourn one friend's loss and pray for the other's recovery. Then the doctors discover they have made a terrible mistake. The girl who lived is the one who everyone thought had died.

Based on a true case of mistaken identity, All We Know of Heaven is a universal story that no one can read unmoved: a drama of ordinary people caught up in an unimaginable tragedy and of the healing power of hope and love.

Okay, this book has made it to the top of my "Favorites" List. It is so completely amazing, unique, plausible, and, well, lovable. (I know, bad word choice, but it really is!) I completely through my heart into this novel and let it break and re-heal itself along with the characters. The First chapters starts out with a brief story of some of the moments in Bridget and Maureen's life that marked some things too come. Then came the accident in the second chapter. I felt like I knew Bridget, even though she wasn't alive in this book, through everybody, but Maureen mostly. This story made me cry my broken heart out and laugh my sad face into a grin. Though out this story, you will go through it with Maureen, in a two in half year marking. This story seems longer then it is, and so sad. From the accident, to rehab center in the hospital, to Maureen's prom, to her working and driving again, and through a completely heart shattering, amazingly adorable romance story with an unexpected guy to the end, this whole story is something that makes it impossible to put down (unless you have school!).

Mitchard wrote this book with an Omniscient POV, which is something I have never read with. It was so different, and strange, but definitely right for this book. There were also parts in the book, where you heard from Maureen in First Person, but that went away towards the middle of the book. I have never heard such a story told this amazing way. It's a book, I will love, and remember forever. Mitchard is a fabulous writing in this book, and ev

en though I heard some of her other books and disappointing, I can't wait to read her other Young Adu

lt books. Read this!



  1. i've read two of Mitchard's ya books, and i wasnt too thrilled with them to be honest. they were Now you see her and The Midnight Twins. i do want to give this one a crack though. maybe it'll be better

  2. I really want to read this book!

  3. I've never read any of the author's books but this one sounds like a good one and your review just makes me want to read it even more.

  4. I must disagree with your critique of this novel. I thought it was horrid. Not to mention it seemed to say that what happened between Danny and Maureen was okay. The second I opened the book, I prayed that Bridget had lived and Maureen had died. I personally would burn this book rather then ever mention its name again.

  5. Fuck Everyone That Didnt Like It!(:


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