Plot: Catapulted into a premature grave due to an inoperable brain tumor, a young woman bonds with her family and fulfills her wish to die with dignity. Euthanasia, a legally prohibited method of ending terminal illness in most states, propels this tragic story into a moral spotlight.
Prose/Style: At the heart of this poignant novel is physician-assisted suicide, a contested moral issue that manifests itself at every opportunity throughout the narrative. Thought-provoking and inherently mournful, words flow like confessional teardrops from an infinite fountain of sadness.
Originality: Frank discussions of death appear in commercial as well as literary works of fiction, and the final phase of the human experience depicted in this novel deals a heavy blow to the psyche. Medical descriptions, graphic personal details, and straightforward reactions to physical deterioration can be found in countless books.
Character Development: A terminally ill woman is the protagonist in this touching portrayal of a cancer patient losing her battle with the disease. Heartbreaking, with a message for those who suffer, each page renders the heroine more real, allowing an intimate look at a beautiful life ending too soon.
Date Submitted: August 23, 2019
“Every Last Drop is an emotional journey you won’t soon forget, filled with love, hope, sadness, and renewal. Robinson’s writing is honest, poignant, and gripping. Keep the tissues handy and be ready for a serious book hangover once you turn the last page.”
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“This book is amazing. It is heartbreaking, but so full of love. The story feels important, like people need to read it and to feel this.”