Friday, March 14, 2014


The sweet and insanely talented Julie Murphy has a book dropping next week. March 18 to be exact.  AND. IT. SOUNDS. AMAZING!

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you? When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission. Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?


A bunch of us fellow One Four Kid Lit members thought it would be kind of cool if we showed our support for Julie by posting our own bucket lists. I mean, who doesn’t have a list of aspirations waiting to be ticked off, right? So here it goes….my someday, maybe-it-will-happen bucket list.
I want to hike the Appalachian Trail from start to finish. All I need is a few good friends willing to take the trip with me…ones that are okay going long period of times without a shower and using leaves as toilet paper. I will supply all the Cool Mint Cliff Bars you can eat if you are in!
I want to cuddle up with one of these. But I doubt that is EVER going to happen. Plus I hear sloths have some crazy long and sharp claws, so moving on...
I want to challenge (or rather re-challenge) Lindsay Curie to a trampoline dodge ball match, which I all but guarantee I will win this time around. Taking bets on this one!  BRING IT LINDS, because you are going down!

So that is it -- my ultra short, somewhat attainable bucket list. What's top of your list?


  1. LOL! The book sounds great.

    I would totally go hiking with you, if I could figure out how to escape my family for a week without the world exploding. No, seriously. I'm afraid my youngest would sneak into the basement and find my scientist's "end the world" button. ;)