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Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people…
Until she meets Max Herrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.
As it turns out, kissing is a lot better in real life than on a page. But love and life are a lot more complicated in the real world…and happy endings aren’t always guaranteed.
The companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables is an exploration of loss and regret, of kissing and love, and most importantly, a celebration of hope and discovering a life worth living again.
"Readers will fall in love with Becca, Max,Darby, and other characters as their soft, awkward moments of adolescenceresonate throughout the prose. A successful story of a young woman'sjourney through grief." -Kirkus Review
5 stars: "This book is more than a love story, and the love storyis more than epic!" -Liza Tabita
5 stars: "I absolutely loved this... The story, the characters, themessage... Just perfection! And I dareanyone reading to try not to fall for Max!!" -JamieArkin, Fiction Fare
5 stars: "Great read for abook lover... Epic love at it's best!!!" -SociallyAwkward Book Nerd
5 stars: "Whata great read! I devoured it in a couple of hours, and I dare you not to do thesame. Becca's voice is so real and easy to connect with, especially forthose of us with introverted, nose-in-book tendencies. I haven't suffered aloss like Becca's, but I certainly fight every day to make myself put the bookdown and do some living of my own, and that is really what this story is about.She conquers fears, but in a way that is still true to herself in the end, andI adored her for it." -NicoleBledsoe, Educator at Mena High School
"I hated putting this book down. It was ajourney I thoroughly enjoyed taking, and I'm now looking forward to picking up Loveand Other Unknown Variables. Contemporary might not be my usual"thing," but I think I just found a new author I'm for sure going tobe looking out for in the future." -Jacquie Atamanuk, Rattle theStars
First I have to tell you all that this is a companion book! The first book Love & Other Unknown Variables should be read before you pick this one up! Spoiler on my thoughts for that one – it was amazing and you should definitely have already read it!
So that disclaimer out of the way, you’ve b... ...more
Becca Hanson was always pretty much a loner burying herself in her books and living through what she read. That is until she became best friends with her one and only real life friend Charlotte. But now Becca finds herself broken after her only friend has passed away. She's back to burying hersel... ...more
I cried a lot. When I say a lot, I mean a lot for me. I don't cry much while reading but wow. I cried a ton while reading this because it felt like I was the main character. I related to this book way too much. ...more
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I interview Shannon Lee Alexander about LIFE AFTER JULIET on Books Are My Fandom! Read what she had to say here!
This was so good. I haven't read LOVE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VARIABLES but now I want to. I loved seeing Becca gr... ...more
Giveaway! Check out the Necklace and swag giveaway and interview with the author on my blog: http://courtneysreads.blogspot.com/20...
*I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.*
This book was so good! In Love and Other Unknown Variables Charlie was easy to relate to because... ...more
*I received a free copy of this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
There are just some books that are in a class of their own. I've been trying to work out what makes them different. Its not necessarily the story, the plot or the characters.. because there are many great stories w... ...more
Careful for spoilers if you didn't read Love and Other Unknown Variables . You can read this one on its own (but I highly highly recommend LaOUV), but you will find out the outcome of that book if you read this one first. I guess that's already a spoiler right there, huh?
When I found out that Sh... ...more
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We only realized that this book is a companion novel after we were approved for it, but even though we now both want to read Love and Other Unknown Variables, I didn’t feel like it was necessary to read that book in order to understand everything in this one.
The writing of th... ...more
The Why: A look into a girl who hides herself from life by reading books and keeps the grief from her best friend's death. It was beautifully done as we see her progress as she takes those steps to start living life by participating into the school's play of Romeo and Juliet
I really enjoyed Love and Other Unknown Variables when I read it a few months ago, but I loved Life After Juliet even more. Getting to see the same world through Becca's eyes was perfect for this bookworm, but more than that, it was easy to identify with the fear she has of moving on after the de... ...more
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Life After Juliet made me cry from grief and anger and laughter, taking me on an incredible journey with Becca to come to terms with the loss of h...
** This is a companion novel. Love and Other Unknown Variables should be read prior to Life After Juliet.**
I ADORED Love and Other Unknown Variables when I read it back in 2014. It hit me right in the feels. HARD! I wasn’t expecting to love that book as much as I did, so it was such a w... ...more
Becca is struggling to come to terms with the death of her best friend, Charlotte. One fateful day changes all of that: Mrs Jonah partners her with the dreadlocked Darby in English literature class; Becca has a run-in with cute Max Herrera; and a red flyer for Romeo and Juliet, Charlotte's favori... ...more
Becca doesn't know how to live without her friend Charlotte. She feels like she misses a vital part of herself. Charlotte was her best friend and her brother's girlfriend. Becca is shy and awkward when it comes to dealing with others. She rather reads and she prefers her safe fictional world over... ...more
I want to thank Netgalley, Entangled Publishing, and Shannon Alexander for giving me the chance to read this for an honest review:
This book made me laugh, cry and throw my hands in the air. :) To me this book was about a girl who lived in books because it was safer than getting attached to real l... ...more
“She’s not coming back, and I don’t know what else to do, so I keep turning the pages.”
Becca Hanson is still reeling from the loss of her best friend. For a girl who never really connected well with others, losing the one person who understood her has Becca retreating back into the safe world of... ...more
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*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I really loved this book, at first I felt a little bored but as I went on with the story I was deeper sucked into the life of the characters and everything fe... ...more
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*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This book!! I don’t know how to explain how good this book was. First of all, I would like to say that this book is a companion to Love and Other Unknown Variables. I didn’t know about... ...more
I must admit that I've never read Love and Other Unknown Variables, despite much love being heaped upon it by many a reader that I trust. When Life After Juliet was offered to me for review, and I realized that Shannon Lee Alexander had written this as a companion novel, I couldn't wait to dive i... ...more
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Life After Juliet is a young adult novel by Shannon Lee Alexander. It is a companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables. I have Love and Other Unknown Variables on my to be read list since before its' release,... ...more
Life After Juliet is the companion novel to Shannon Lee Alexander’s Love and Other Unknown Variables. It’s a heartfelt young adult story about first love, stepping out of one’s comfort zone and learning to live with loss.
Ever since Charlotte passed away from cancer, Becca Hanson has been measurin... ...more
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
Becca is grieving the death of her best and only friend Charlotte. She spends every minute she can with her head buried in a book, avoiding the world, her grief and making connections with people. She is socially awkward and... ...more
What a beautiful story.
I truly felt for Becca and Charlie, it truly is not easy to move on when your heart is this broken.
I loved, loved Becca and just how real she was. The author didn’t shy away from the pain Becca felt, and at the same time, she showed us Becca had hope growing within her that... ...more
I was hesitant to read this book as I figured it would leave me ugly crying. When I was in high school I had three good friends killed in a car accident, through no fault of theirs, and I still remember the horror of being told this by the mother of another friend of ours. I went to more funerals... ...more
This is a companion book to Love and Other Unknown Variables which is about first love, friendship and illness. I haven't read that book because it looks very cry-worthy but I really enjoyed this book about what happens after. Becca not only lost her best friend, but she lost her only friend. A l... ...more