Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she’ll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn’t expect to look for was: “Will I survive cancer?” It’s a question her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl’s search for signs of life in the face of deathPublishes Oct 2nd 2012
Source: Walker for review
Send me a Sign is a beautifully written story with a strong narrator.
I totally clicked with the main character Mia, because I have done what she does so many times, looking for signs in everything. Not to the extent that she does, but I've looked for meaning in songs, and said if this happens, then I will do this, if not, I won't. I think that is a really neat spin on the novel and how her looking for signs shapes so much of the novel and her choices.
Gyver is such an awesome friend and well written character, I would love to have him in my life. I waivered so much on Ryan but I think that is sort of the point. One minute I would think that he is growing so much, and then he takes steps back and confuses me.
The calendar girls have such an interesting dynamic to their friendship, going through the seasons, and how they each have their quirks and such.
The premise for Send me a Sign is so interesting, I'd never thought of anyone trying to hide their illness like that, and I don't know how realistic it would be, but I suppose that you believe what you're told and with how much Mia withdrew at times, it could've played out in real life too.
I couldn't put this book down, wanting to find out what happens to Mia, how she learns to fight, to speak for herself, and making a choice between the two awesome guys in this book. Her character development is so incremental and Tiffany Schmidt did a spectacular job with it. She is an author to watch, and I can't wait to see what she does with her next novel, Bright Before Sunrise coming in 2014.
Bottom Line: Send me a Sign is an emotional debut that pulled at my heart strings, and tearing through the pages until I reached the end.
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About Tiffany (copied from her site)
A YA writer/ reader, living and creating mischief in Doylestown, PA. Married to St. Matt, mother of impish twin boys, and chaser of mischievous puggles. I’m represented by Joe Monti of Barry Goldblatt Literary.
My debut novel, SEND ME A SIGN, comes out 10.2. 2012 from Walker / Bloomsbury. BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE will follow Winter, 2014.
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My question to you, my lovely readers:
Are you superstitious?