Monday, December 30, 2019

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young - HIGH

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young, 311 pages.  Kids Can Press Loft, 2018.  $11.

Language: R (60 swears, 4 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13 (sexual reference); Violence: G



While she has treasured every moment with her best friend, Sasha, when Sasha’s end from cancer finally does arrive, Raquel, a senior, realizes that even a full life time would have never been enough.  Then Raquel gets a letter from Sasha – what!? Sasha had used some of her remaining strength to send Raquel on a scavenger hunt and to introduce Raquel to someone else so precious to Sasha – her older brother, Elijah.  Turns out that when Sasha was adopted, Elijah ended up in the foster system instead.  Now that two of them follow Sasha’s directions – and find themselves falling in love.

I love how Raquel’s journey’s unfold through Sasha’s messages from the grave.  When you get to Sasha’s final message, you will have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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