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Book Club: Brave Enough, Chapters 39-43

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Welcome to the comments and discussion of the Young Adult Cancer Book Club! We are reading Brave Enough by Kati Gardner!   Catch up on Chapter 1, Chapters 2-5, Chapters 6-8, Chapters 9-11, Chapters 12-15, and Chapters 16-20, Chapters 21-26, Chapters 27-32, and Chapters 33-38.

Week 10: Chapters 39-43

Commentary by Cassandra P.:

Chapter 39: I strongly dislike Ethan! His timing is the worst; always at Davis’ low points. By the end of Chapter 39 I was left unsure if Davis would use the pills Ethan gave him. I almost believe he will as his mind has told him many many times “just one hit” and I’m afraid he will do it just to try and ‘get rid of the thoughts.’ Please let me be wrong!

Chapter 40: Hallelujah for Margaret!! This is an amazing reminder that your actions do not go unnoticed and timing is everything. I loved how Margaret called Davis a fighter – such a positively loaded compliment.

Chapter 41: The growth and change in Natalie has been so nice to see. It happened quickly but that’s what follows a cancer diagnosis; everything happens quickly. My favourite part was when Natalie explained to Carson that she’s her job now and that maybe she can help other moms like her.

Chapter 42: I enjoy Kelsey’s strong character and creativity in her career. Even though it’s so obvious that Carson dislikes her she still pushes on and tries to open Carson’s mind about dancing in her future.

Chapter 43: Having a physical reminder (like the NA chip) is so important so you have something to remember how and why you came as far as you have. I also wish that Detective Avery would move a little faster in putting Ethan behind bars – like I said, what a pest!


Join in next Monday for the comments and discussion on chapters 44-49!

We will talk about a few chapters each Monday until the book is done. If Monday happens to be a holiday, then the post will publish on Tuesday. Once we finish the book, we’ll use one more Monday to talk about general feelings from the book and anything else you’d like to discuss. We’ll also have a video chat book club discussion at the end! Join in, in the comments every week! Also, there will probably be spoilers so read along with us!  Excited about the young adult cancer book club?  Have any suggestions for future reads?  Let us know!