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Uncaged Review: Seventeen Wishes by Erica Alexander

Seventeen Wishes
Erica Alexander
Coming of Age Short

If knowing the truth could leave you more broken than believing the lies, would you still want to know it?

We’ve been friends out entire lives, Lilly and me.
But I have not always being truthful.

There are lies we tell ourselves so we can hold on to hope.
And lies we tell those we love to save them the pain.

There are truths that are too big and too final.
And truths that give us a reason to keep going.

This is where I live. Between the lies and the truths.
Between hope and finality.

This is the place I’ve created for us.
For Lilly and me.

A place without expiration dates.
A place where I can be me and where the promise of tomorrow exists, even if it’s a lie I tell myself.

Our time is limited, so I’ll make the most of it and hope she’ll forgive me for the lies I told us both.


Uncaged Review: This novella captures a ton of
the feels, with two best friends becoming lovers.
But Zac has a secret, his life expectancy is
18 without a donor heart, and he’s 17 and a half.
Lilly has been his one true friend and love all his
life, but exerting himself in any way, can stop his
damaged heart.

This book told a nice story of a few months in
these two people’s lives with an epilogue that
added a bit to the ending. This is an emotional
read and you get a good idea on how much Lilly
means to Zac and how living his life with her and
taking chances, is better than a life without her.
Sweet read. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars

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