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The Universe Versus Alex Woods



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Author
Extence, Gavin
Descriptors
Books
Death and Dying
Decision Making
Disabilities
Epilepsy
Euthanasia
First Novels
Friendship
Veterans
Young Men
Location/Setting:
England
Time Period:
2010s
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Summary
At 10 years old Alex Woods made the news for being struck in the head by a meteorite. He found himself back in the spotlight at seventeen when he is stopped at customs with an urn of ashes and a bag of marijuana. What happens in between is a touching story of an unlikely friendship between an epileptic boy and a reclusive American expat and Vietnam veteran.
Critique
This quirky debut stars a memorable cast of characters. Issues surrounding terminal illness and end of life decisions are dealt with in a serious and touching manner. Thought-provoking and moving. Be sure to have a tissue handy!
ISBN
9780316246576
  iBistro
# of Pages
407
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: MA


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