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It's a Wonderful Death

Free Read It's a Wonderful Death - by Sarah J. Schmitt - It's a Wonderful Death, It s a Wonderful Death If you had one chance to change your future would you Seventeen year old RJ always gets what she wants and she s not afraid to play dirty to get it So when her soul is accidentally collected by a di

  • Title: It's a Wonderful Death
  • Author: Sarah J. Schmitt
  • ISBN: 9781634501736
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "Sarah J. Schmitt"

  1. Sarah J. Schmitt

    Sarah J Schmitt is a K 8 school librarian and Youth Service Professional for Teens at a public library who, in addition to planning a variety of events, enjoys opening up the world of books to reluctant readers She runs a teen writing program that combines Skype visits from well known authors and screenwriters and critique group style feedback Prior to immersing herself in the world of the written word, Sarah earned her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from Indiana University where she worked with first year college students as they acclimated to college life Sarah lives outside of Indianapolis with her husband, two kidlets and a cat who might actually be a secret agent She is an active member of SCBWI, ALA and the Indiana Library Federation and is a regular participant at the Midwest Writer s Workshop Her debut novel, IT S A WONDERFUL DEATH, comes out Fall, 2014 from Strange Chemistry.

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  1. 3.5 stars.RJ wasn t supposed to die, because the Grim Reaper wasn t supposed to collect her soul by accident.But well, stuff happens and here we are, at a very crucial point Is RJ going to Heaven or Hell You see, she wasn t exactly an angel back on earth Lucky for her, she s given a chance to redeem herself.Oh, I loved the snarky humour This is a story I would love to watch on the big screen, on a Friday night, with popcorn and friends over It s a lot of fun And underneath the humour and mishaps [...]


  2. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Perseus PGW Legato and Edelweiss Stop it This isn t fair, and you know it You can t erase my future because you don t think my past was good enough This was a YA story about a girl who died too early.RJ really knew how to complain, I wasn t surprised that someone called her a spoiled princess because that was exactly how she came across She did improve a bit as the book went on, but she still whined and mo [...]


  3. Don t discount your importance to the world Each moment of your life has a purpose, even the ones you think don t matter And don t forget to make the unexpected choice You never know how that one moment can transform your life Wow Reading It s a Wonderful Death is such an adventure And adventure that I know I ll remember forever There s a lot in this book that I didn t expect but that turned out to be such a good thing This better have a sequel because I m so not ready to let go yet I m not even [...]


  4. Thank you Edelweiss for providing me a PDF version of this novel This review is my honest opinion.I d like to think of myself as a perceptive individual, especially when it comes to books So, I was expecting a lot from one of my Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2015 and It s a Wonderful Death didn t disappoint In fact, it surpassed every expectation I had for it.It breaks my heart to know that this book was at BEA 2015 and almost none of the hauls I ve seen has this book in their vast collection [...]


  5. I really enjoyed reading It s a Wonderful Death however, it did take me a little while to get fully into it Some parts of the book just felt like it was moving slow, and others just didn t hold much weight for me But to that, I would say that overall this was a fun, entertaining, and pretty light read, that had some heart touching moments I may have gotten a little choked up at some parts and also some laugh out loud scenes as well What truly makes this book is the protagonist, RJ, and her fiery [...]


  6. A Christmas Carol style read with a Mean Girls twist Yes please This ended up being so much than I expected, though It delivered on the humour and fun, but also had some really heartwarming and thoughtful moments The story is told with a lightness that doesn t detract from its subject matter Memorable and clever, with a clear message at its core.



  7. Do you believe in the afterlife Do you believe in Heaven In Hell What about Angels Well, this book surely has it all when it comes to these things I m not really good when it comes to discussing such stuff seriously but these are the things I ve grown up with hearing from my friends, family and just about everywhere I thought the blurb was interesting and it sounds real fun.When seventeen year old mean girl RJ found herself in the afterlife by being accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Re [...]


  8. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review THOUGHTSRJ has just been told that she s to have a long life when she dies It s a complete accident The Grim Reaper wasn t even supposed to collect her, but now she s on her way to the afterlife She tells everyone there how she s supposed to be alive, but everyone says it s just not worth it to send her back It s eventually decided that she can go back if she goes through t [...]


  9. In the words of the MC herself Wow.DNFed around 70%, after skimming a lot.This is completely insufferable Despite the interesting and important topics this book approaches like bullying, learning to be honest with yourself and be able to face the truth, learning that growing some balls to do the right thing is necessary, that acts have consequences, redemption and wellath, I was completely unable to take it seriously.The writing is very fanction like and tries so hard to be fun and witty and sna [...]


  10. So to start off my review we re going to have storytime I m not sure if you guys know this, but I m a writer as well as a reader I ve been writing from a young age, and when I was about ten I had this one character I was always jazzed up to write about Her name was Kaori, and her personality was basically that she was the most obnoxious person in the world I thought she was an absolute riot, basically because every time someone talked to her I got to write whatever the rudest thing that popped i [...]


  11. This book is like the awkward love child of A Christmas Carol and Before I Fall It features a queen bee teenage girl dying before her time, and having to relive three moments of her life and change the outcomes of those moments to prove that she s a person worth sending back to Earth to live out the rest of her life So the concept was a pretty good one The execution, however Not so much RJ was a pretty awful character The set up took way too long The whole thing was RIDICULOUSLY Christian centri [...]



  12. 3.5 stars Minor spoilers warning I tried to keep it vague but I m just letting your know in case you despise getting spoiled.I was a little skeptical going into this book as there have been some mixed responses from the other earlier reviews and Bieke wasn t a fan of it On top of that my first favourite review copy ever and I m talking back in 2013 or so was Unreap My Heart, a book with a similar storyline I was a little worried that I wouldn t be able to stop myself comparing the two and favori [...]


  13. Can I just say I loved this book So much Yese was a mean girl, but everyone deserves a second chance and a chance to redeem themselves So good


  14. Actual rating 4.5It s a Wonderful Death is by far the best book I ve read about heaven and hell and there wasn t even romance in it For those people who know me, you should know that I rarely read books that contain no romance at all, and it s even rarer that for me to like those books Clearly, this book is an exception.It s a Wonderful Death is about a girl named RJ who was mistakenly collected by a Grim Reaper when it was not time for her death yet RJ, a queen bee in her school who was used to [...]


  15. Peeps, I don t know if I should cry or laugh or shake my fist at the sky This book, gosh, this book was so awesome It s the kind of book that YOU KNOW right from the start that you ll enjoy and will probably remember for the rest of your life It s sooooo beautiful And funny and a million other great things.Why I loved It s A Wonderful Death 1 RJ This girl is awesome A handful to be honest, and at times so darn frustrating, but she s cool nonetheless Since RJ was reaped by accident, she never shu [...]


  16. One of my favorites Totally an amazing book, with a twist ending The characters are flawed but entirely human, and I loved the way the author described the afterlife Also, I loved the main characters back story, and how she became who she is today Will read again.


  17. Why I picked this story up A snarky heroine in some serious trouble, Death Himself in a Hawaii shirt, a power hungry archangel, a first row seat to the mysterious inner workings of the afterlife tribunal style, the general chance of a do over to make a life worth saving SOLD Seriously, how could I possibly resist that What I found I want to get Schmitt s words right back at her humbling, but not preachy It s a Wonderful Death is a truly dramatic, tragic, touching story about how the choices we m [...]


  18. Thanks so much to Edelweiss and Sky Pony Press for providing me a copy of this book to review This book far exceeded my expectations When I read the description I thought it would be a fun book to read Man was I wrong Not that it didn t have it moment s, but it was filled with so much emotions as well It wasn t just a fun read it was an emotional one that left me smiling and crying, and I m just going to love it forever It really left me thinking about life and how people s actions and decisions [...]


  19. I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review Cute in some ways, although I really couldn t get along with the main character, which is my main gripe with this novel I get that RJ had to start with room to change in terms of personality and actions, since otherwise there wouldn t have been such a fuss about whether she should be allowed to go back to living but she was seriously annoying What she considered witty and snarky comebacks were ridiculous and whiny [...]


  20. It s interesting how some three star books are good three stars, and some three star books are bad three stars This is definitely the case of a good three star It s a book that I genuinely enjoyed, and one that was funny, deep, and alternately light hearted yet heart aching throughout I suppose this is the part where I admit to you, friends, that I have been in such a terrible reading slump for well over a month now Nothing other than Cara McKenna s excellent romance novels it seems is getting t [...]


  21. Cute, funny and kind of inspiring The afterlife seemed a little ridiculous, but I liked the moral Everything you do has a consequence Good, bad, indifferent, there is always a price to pay The question is who pays Sometimes making the right choice means you might lose something that seems important at the time.


  22. Huh, that wasn t what I expected It was pretty comparable to a few other similar books I read but I did feel less emotional connection to the characters The story was REALLY interesting, complex, and entertaining Definitely glad I read it




  23. 3.5 5 StarsThis review and many can be found on my blog Feed Your Fiction AddictionIt s a Wonderful Death is a fun, snarky take on the Afterlife.What fed my addiction Humor The humor in this book was perfect for me just the type of tongue in cheek, snarky humor that I love I always say this with this type of book, but I ll say it again the humor reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which for me is pretty much instant perfection There was of this type of humor at the beginning of the book si [...]


  24. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review My stop on the blog tour can be found at Donnie Darko Girl You know how there are books with gorgeous covers that immediately attract your attention, so you check out the synopsis, and you re like, I ve gotta read this book It sounds too awesome to miss And you re so excited, you even forget how beautiful the cover is because you re looking forward to diving inside to the story That s how IT S A WONDERFUL DEATH was for me I couldn t [...]


  25. I decided to picked up a book that s light and short in between reading The Six of Crows but as soon as a started It s A Wonderful Death, I just can t stop So, obviously I finished this in just 3 hours This was such a surprise good read for me I didn t expect to like this as much as I do As I said I just wanted a breather from reading such a gritty fantasy that is Six of Crows but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this It s light,thoughtful and funny considering it tackles about death and second chan [...]


  26. Original review at 125pagesI received this book for free from Edelweiss via YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review I loved the show Dead Like Me featuring a snarky teenage grim reaper So I was happily surprised that It s a Wonderful Death reminded me so much of it Not so much in the story, but in the tone RJ and Georgia are both unapologetic about not liking their post living situations and their frankness is w [...]


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