Somebody up There Hates You

Somebody up There Hates You

Book - 2013
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Chemo, radiation, a zillion surgeries, watching my mom age twenty years in twenty months: if that's part of the Big Dude's plan, then it's pretty obvious, isn't it?

Somebody up there hates you.

Smart-mouthed and funny, sometimes raunchy, Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old. Except Richie has cancer, and he's spending his final days in a hospice unit. His mother, his doctors, and the hospice staff are determined to keep Richie alive as long as possible. But in this place where people go to die, Richie has his own plans for how to make the most of the life he has left.

Publisher: Toronto : Razorbill, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780143189732
9780670067701
0670067709
Characteristics: 239 pages ;,22 cm

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arak523
Jun 21, 2016

Humorous, Outstanding, and Relateable

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writermala
Aug 25, 2015

I have read over 80 books this year and this book moved me the most. This story talks of Richard and Sylvie, teenagers, who have "Somebody Up There Hates You" syndrome. They are kids with cancer and in a hospice. What is different from them and other hospice residents is that they are still teenagers and despite their angst behave for the most part like teenagers. The book is poignant and funny at the same time and even raunchy but I could not complain about the raunchiness because it was totally in keeping with the characters. There is a lot of drama at the end and I would have to say a real tearjerker but don't let that deter you. Whether you are a boy or girl or an adult this book is a must read.

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beachcat2
Oct 17, 2013

What an amazing sense of humour and zest for life Richard displays in this book about a teenage boy - yes he is in hospice, but he is still LIVING as best he can. I was impressed by this gutsy look at life in a hospital , written by a woman who walked this path with her own son (according to the book jacket).It is her first YA book - hope she writes more.

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arak523
Jun 21, 2016

arak523 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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