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  • Paperback
  • 512
  • After the End
  • Clare Mackintosh
  • English
  • 17 January 2020
  • 9780593104200

Clare Mackintosh ¹ 3 summary

review After the End 103 characters After the End YMax and Pip are the strongest couple you know They're best friends lovers unshakable But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the uestion of his survival into their hands For the first time Max and Pip can't agree They each want a different future for their sonWhat if they could have bothA gripping and propulsive exploration of This is not a mysterythrillerHoly boredom Look I went into this thinking it was the same genre as the other books from the author but it s a contemporary I don t know why others have categorized it otherwise but it definitely didn t help me enjoy thisTwo parents can t agree about what to do with their terminally ill child One wants to try treatment no matter what the other to let them go They go to court and the second half of the book shows you the different outcomeAn interesting format but the first half was much better than the second especially since my favorite character wasn t present any I didn t end up caring about the characters as much as I hoped which left me feeling heartless and apatheticNot for me

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review After the End 103 characters After the End From New York Times bestselling author Clare Mackintosh a deeply moving and page turning novel about an impossible choice and the two paths fate could take A beautifully written novel compelling and clever tender and true I can't stop thinking about it Liane MoriartyTailor made for book clubs and for fans of Jodi Picoult Publishers Weekl NOW AVAILABLEThis was an incredibly hard book to read and an even harder book to review I have waited a few days to let my thoughts settle and have decided to try and write this review to help others decide if it s something they would like to readI had read Ms Macintosh s thrillers and really loved them I knew what this book was about but it was thought provoking and heartbreaking than I had imagined As you know from the blurb two young parents disagree on the decision of whether to continue life support to their young 3 year old son Dylan has a brain tumor which was partially resected now growing back It has damaged his brain beyond repair and he will never be able to walk talk communicate his needs and there is no hope for further improvementAs a reader I felt that the first half of the book was stronger We follow Pip and Max as they struggle to come to terms with the fact that their beloved son will never grow to be a normal child never be able to lead any semblance of a normal life Then they must make a decision that no parent should ever have to make Their relationship and marriage are well outlined and I felt as though these character were very well described I felt my heart ache for both of them The author has been through this trial she lost one of her twin babies than a decade ago Perhaps this is why the hospital scenes feel so real raw and heartbreaking From a statement by the author A key location for AFTER THE END is an Intensive Care Unit Twelve years ago I spent four months in ICU with my newborn twins Writing the scenes set in hospital was easy because everything feels still so vivid and clear all these years later The beeps and whirrs of the machines the fluorescent lighting the smell of the anti bac gela sensory overload I translated into words The second half of the book gives us two possible court decisions and what Pip and Max s life might be like after either decision to take Dylan off of life support or to allow his father to take him to the US for a type of radiation treatmentThe second half of the book was a much slower read for me Much of the dialogue seemed repetitive from one thread to the other and at times it was difficult to follow the back and forth between the two separate scenarios I think I would have preferred one outcome to be established with the reader left with the thought of what if the ruling had gone the other way I can definitely recommend this book but warn that there are some very descriptive elements of severely ill children which may be hard for some people to read It is well written and covers a subject which is very pertinent in our world of ever increasing technological developments in the medical fieldThis book is set to publish on June 25 2019This was a Traveling Sisters readI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss This was a Traveling Sisters read Their Unexpected Love Second Time Around #3 read and an even harder book to Romancing the Rancher review I have waited a few days to let my thoughts settle and have decided to try and write this Redeeming Gabriel review to help others decide if it s something they would like to Firefly Summer Pies Books Jesus #1 readI had Dangerous Curves Undercover Lovers #2 Harleuin Blaze #497 read Ms Macintosh s thrillers and Dangerous Memories really loved them I knew what this book was about but it was thought provoking and heartbreaking than I had imagined As you know from the blurb two young parents disagree on the decision of whether to continue life support to their young 3 year old son Dylan has a brain tumor which was partially 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statement by the author A key location for AFTER THE END is an Intensive Care Unit Twelve years ago I spent four months in ICU with my newborn twins Writing the scenes set in hospital was easy because everything feels still so vivid and clear all these years later The beeps and whirrs of the machines the fluorescent lighting the smell of the anti bac gela sensory overload I translated into words The second half of the book gives us two possible court decisions and what Pip and Max s life might be like after either decision to take Dylan off of life support or to allow his father to take him to the US for a type of Plattenbaugefühle radiation treatmentThe second half of the book was a much slower Redwing's Lady read for me Much of the dialogue seemed Dangerous Alliance Men of Courage #2 repetitive from one thread to the other and at times it was difficult to follow the back and forth between the two separate scenarios I think I would have preferred one outcome to be established with the 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review After the End 103 characters After the End Love marriage parenthood and the road not taken After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising satisfying and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning Parenting is hard I think every parent might have experienced time in the upbringing of hisher child where they do not agree upon something with the child s other parent be it curfew discipline when to have a cell phone etc But what happens when you are faced with the ultimate decision What happens when your child gets sick When your child has a terminal disease Do you prolong his life to only face the inevitable Do you allow him to pass away with comfort and care How do you decide How would youThis book explores what happens when a married couple Pip and Max who love each other and love their child Dylan but cannot agree on what to do As they cannot decide the courts must step in and make a decision that is in their son s best interest The second half of the book explores what would happen if the judge decides what will happen regarding Dylan s terminal illness If he decides in the Mother s favor what lies in store for their son and for each parent If the Judge runs in the Father s favor what lies in store for their son and each parent This was an interesting concept but also a repetitive oneAn interesting twist is that this book also focuses on the child s doctor who is emotionally affected by Dylan s case as wellI enjoyed the first half of the book much than the second half As I mentioned the second half was repetitive at times but did show the sad ways that a child s death can affect a couple Not only the child s death but what happens when two people cannot agree on something How it can wear on them their relationship and those in their lives Many couples and marriages do not last after the loss of a child What will happen to this oneThis is a thought provoking book which may be difficult for some to read Even sadder is that the Author herself lost a child While reading this book I often wondered if this was an emotionally challenging book to write or if it was a cathartic experience This was a traveling sister readThank you to the publisher and Edelweiss who provided me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own