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The internet he finds friends that see him not just his illness This The Last PDFEPUB or is a story of friendship and acceptance and testing strength in an uncertain future. The neurodegenerative disease ALS got plenty of awareness raising last year what with the Icebucket Challenge and its rather obvious appeal to social media users I wish that at least some of those teenagers who posted pictures of themselves on Facebook would read this sensitive poignant book about what it means to get a diagnosis of a disease like ALS As the book begins 17 year old Abe Sora has experienced enough deterioration that he has had to leave school Feeling isolated and alone Abe turns to internet chat rooms not only for conversation but also as a chance to feel anonymous ie as someone other than the boy who is dying Surprisingly Abe meets two virtual friends who eventually become actual friends and really help him deal with what is happening to him Mai and Kaito have their own problems and the really emotionally satisfying bit is the way that Abe is able to help them as well The friendship feels truly reciprocated and if that is too idealised then at least it gives the book that aspect of being instructive in a really positive way Friendship should work this way Not that the book sugar coats Abe s situation One of the things that the book does so well is show how pain and illness and obvious disability can become such a barrier to communication The relationship Abe has with his mother seems particularly well drawn Despite their obvious closeness Abe is an only child and his father is absent he wants to protect his mother from much he is hurting both physically and emotionally She too has difficulty facing anything but Abe s immediate physical needs Like many mothers she feeds Abe as a way of showing love and the descriptions of Japanese dishes the book is set in Kyoto Japan give a really appealing sensual texture to the book I didn t much like the mostly banal online conversations but they mostly feature at the beginning of the book and they were an important feature of the plot Overall the book is an easy read at least in terms of the simple mostly elegant writing style Of course reading about death isn t easy but the author gives her main character so much dignity He is brave but not impossibly so

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And these are they My final moments They say a warrior must always be mindful of death but I never imagined that it would find me like this Japanese teenager Sora is diagnos. 4 StarsI m kind of being harsh rating this only 4 stars but it s still an amazing book and would definitely recommend itI don t know how to review a book like this one so this will be pretty broad I loved the family relationships in this story particularly between Sora and his mother the friendships were well developed Sora Kaito and Mai were all so perfect together and finally the story flowed so well that I flew through this but it didn t make the story any less emotional or touchingSome downfalls to this book for me was the dialogue I found it to be a bit childish at times especially for characters of this age who were written to be smart and clever Mai s character also got on my nerves a few times she literally got a drop of rain on her head and suealed as if it was the end of the world And although I enjoyed the rich descriptions of food and some backstory to Japanese tales other reviewers said that for a story set in Japan there wasn t enough detail to the culture which I wanted to consider tooThis is an important story that touches on a lot of delicate subjects but it was done well with an emotional narration that made me a bit teary at times I will definitely be picking up anything else that Fox Benwell has written or will write

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Ed with ALS Lou Gehrig’s disease Lonely and isolated Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort But he also finds hope in the present through. If you don t read this book you re missing out on something truly special Beautiful EDIT The I love this book so much there aren t the words review Very occasionally I read a book that I so utterly and completely fall in love with that when it comes to writing my review all I have is a long list of words such as beautiful stunning magnificent breath taking amazing fantastic marvellous and perfect This is one of those booksThe second thing I did after finishing The Last Leaves Falling first being to hug various stuffed animals get through half a box of tissues and comfort myself with some medicinal chocolate was to message my friend to tell her about the emotional turmoil I was inLet me repeat I utterly and completely love this book but it s a powerful and heart breaking read Your heart does get put back together again because there is hope as much as there is everything else in Sarah Benwell debut but you won t forget Sora s story in a hurry and that s a good thingI loved Sora The future he faces doesn t provide him with much to look forward to Sora is honest about that at the same time though he has this inner strengthThe relationship between Sora and his mother was one of my favourite things about this book I adored Sora s friends but it was the moments with his mother that really stuck with me There are a few other key scenes but I don t want take away from your reading experience my heart hurts when I think about them So so goodI know this is a rather gushy review of The Last Leaves Falling and I don t do them very often but this book is special Read it


10 thoughts on “The Last Leaves Falling

  1. says:

    I was really loving the first portion of the book but things uickly turned for the worse towards the end I hones

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    First off I am hugely supportive of the Death with Dignity Act I was glad to see it mentioned in this book and I hope this book can bring some awareness to younger people who may not be familiar with itThat being said there was jus

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    4 StarsI'm kind of being harsh rating this only 4 stars but it's still an amazing book and would definitely recommend itI don't know how to review a book like this one so this will be pretty broad I loved the family relationships in this story particularly between Sora and his mother; the friendships were well developed Sora Kaito and Mai were all so perfect together; and finally the story flowed so well that I flew through thi

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    If you don't read this book you're missing out on something truly special Beautiful ♥ EDIT The I love this book so much there aren’t the words review Very occasionally I read a book that I so utterly and completely fall in love with that when it comes to writing my review all I have is a long list of words such as; beautiful stunning magnificent breath taking amazing fantastic marvellous and perfect This is

  5. says:

    This is a really beautiful book I love the diversity of it in two ways Firstly it gives the reader insight into the typical life of someone outside of the UK The main character is Japanese and just seeing those little differences in h

  6. says:

    I honestly didn't think I would like this book but it ended up pleasantly surprising me It's a tale of friendship

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    More reviews on my blog Exploring Pages And these are they My final moments They say a warrior must always be mindful of death but I never imag

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    The neurodegenerative disease ALS got plenty of awareness raising last year what with the Icebucket Challenge and

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    I feel like The Last Leaves Falling is a friend I’ve watched grow up I’m so incredibly excited for Sarah and

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