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The Next Thing on My List: 09/20/20
The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski is admittedly outside my normal range of reading. June Parker survives a terrible car accident which kills her passenger, Melissa. She has left behind a partially finished list of things to do before turning twenty-five. Now June has reluctantly decided to finish the list.
High on Melissa's list was to lose weight. Many of the other items involve becoming the sexy popular girl she wasn't in school. June who also doesn't fit into that category and is a bit of a wallflower has to force herself into behaviors that don't come naturally or comfortably.
After spending most of the book understandably doing this list halfheartedly, she embraces the list and is of course transformed by the experience. She ends up a better, happier, person with a boyfriend.
This novel would be more satisfying if it were played for the horror that it is. A tragic accident killed a woman and left the survivor with the memory of the accident and her death. She internalizes that tragedy and practically becomes the dead woman!