Fear of Missing Out



[Download] ➾ Fear of Missing Out By Kate McGovern – E17streets4all.co.uk Everyone has a fear of missing out on something a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school But what if it s life that you ll be missing out on When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, Everyone has a Fear of Missing Out on something a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school But what if it s life that you ll be missing out on When Astrid learns that Fear of Kindle - her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when and if a cure is available With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility To see if it s real To see if it s worth it For Fear of Missing Out on everything.Fear of Missing Out

Kate McGovern is the author of Rules for Chances, which was called a standout contemporary read by Booklist She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house full of books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 313 pages
  • Fear of Missing Out
  • Kate McGovern
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 0374305471

10 thoughts on “Fear of Missing Out

  1. says:

    Rating 4.5 StarsAstrid was lucky She beat cancer once, but it appeared that cancer wasn t done with her, and this time, fighting back seemed futile Pro I instantly fell in love with each and every one of these characters Astrid was a no brainer, but I also adored Mohit, her mom, and her little brother I wanted to group hug with them, because I had just met Astrid and couldn t bear to lose her Pro No sugarcoating, this book got tough towards the end I am actually crying right now, bu Rating 4.5 StarsAstrid was lucky She beat cancer once, but it appeared that cancer wasn t done with her, and this time, fighting back seemed futile Pro I instantly fell in love with each and every one of these characters Astrid was a no brainer, but I also adored Mohit, her mom, and her little brother I wanted to group hug with them, because I had just met Astrid and couldn t bear to lose her Pro No sugarcoating, this book got tough towards the end I am actually crying right now, but no worries, it was not all sad, downer stuff, because this story was filled with so much love, and Wow What a testament about the life Astrid lived, that she was surrounded by so many people, who love her that much Pro The right to die is quite a touchy subject, and I really appreciated the way McGovern handled it The approach was honest, emotional, and thought provoking Pro My heart broke over and over again for Astrid, and I hated that she was in this situation, but I admired her strength and her openness with her loved ones, and her determination to decide how she would spend her final days Pro I remember thinking, how lucky Astrid was to have experienced something as wonderful as her relationship with Mohit Their love and affection for each other was a beautiful thing, and I was glad we had that, as well as her friendship with Chloe, because it helped me get through the really sad parts Pro McGovern didn t only let us view Astrid s pain and grief We also got to see how her illness affected all those around her, and how they handled it Overall An emotional, beautiful, and thoughtful story about one girl s struggle with terminal illness, and the choices she was faced with ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  2. says:

    Astrid is dying of a brain tumor Her boyfriend Mohit and mother think a clinical trial will save her, but even Astrid s oncologist doesn t agree Astrid considers cryopreservation, freezing her body until a cure is found sometime in the future, which comes at a hefty price Her best friend Chloe suggests crowdfunding with unforeseen consequences The Internet always has an opinion.I loved Astrid and her morbid sense of humor I m a cancer survivor and know inappropriate humor is therapeutic I Astrid is dying of a brain tumor Her boyfriend Mohit and mother think a clinical trial will save her, but even Astrid s oncologist doesn t agree Astrid considers cryopreservation, freezing her body until a cure is found sometime in the future, which comes at a hefty price Her best friend Chloe suggests crowdfunding with unforeseen consequences The Internet always has an opinion.I loved Astrid and her morbid sense of humor I m a cancer survivor and know inappropriate humor is therapeutic I can also see how her mom and boyfriend wouldn t like it, but we do what we have to do to survive FEAR OF MISSING OUT addresses an important aspect of living with and dying of cancer Whose life is it Do we live for our loved ones or ourselves And how old do we have to be to decide when to forgo treatment As we creep closer to death, as a young or old person, the choices we get to make become fewer andimportant.I didn t like Mohit and his relationship with Astrid, but loved BFF Chloe and her never ending support for Astrid Astrid s mom was also a great character When I was growing up many people believed that Walt Disney had himself preserved for a future cure People swore by the story, pre Internet, so fact checking wasdifficult Spoiler alert he didn t The idea of freezing the body for the future is both fascinating and terrifying Kate McGovern didn t think through the cryopreservation lab, which froze bodies at the moment of death Cancer kills the body and all it s parts, including the organs By the time the individual dies, almost nothing in the body works so unfreezing the cancer patient to cure the brain tumor wouldn t be feasible if the rest of the body was shot For the cryopreservation to work, it s have to happen before the organs started to go, while the patient had a lot of life left to live.FEAR OF MISSING OUT is a quick, enjoyable and flawed read

  3. says:

    We re the ones who will be left behind to live with an Astrid shaped hole in the universe We don t want to lose you before we have to And it isn t fair to ask us to This will be one of the hardest books to review in my opinion Astrid s story hit really close to home and reminded me of how things went a short time ago It brought so many emotions out of me that I wound up crying my eyes out but it also brought me comfort in knowing that no one is suffering anyAstrid thought that she w We re the ones who will be left behind to live with an Astrid shaped hole in the universe We don t want to lose you before we have to And it isn t fair to ask us to This will be one of the hardest books to review in my opinion Astrid s story hit really close to home and reminded me of how things went a short time ago It brought so many emotions out of me that I wound up crying my eyes out but it also brought me comfort in knowing that no one is suffering anyAstrid thought that she was in remission but some serious symptoms send her back to the Doctor and she hears the devastating truth Her cancer is back and they may have limited options They can attempt chemo again and see if she qualifies for a clinical study but nothing is a promise When Astrid hears about this new scientific study, Cryopreservation, she is ready to learnand travel to Arizona to see the facility With the help of the internet and her vlog, crowd funding helps her, her boyfriend and best friend make their way to Arizona to do just that Astrid has a fear of missing out on life for the now and the future Will this new break in science be the answer she s looking for Or will the inevitable take over This was devastating, beautiful, and it broke my heart all over again No one really understands what goes through your mind when your life is controlled by an illness and this sheds a lot of light on that I wanted a different outcome but that wouldn t have been the honest truth Fear of Missing Out was a fantastic book but not for the unstable If you recently lost someone to cancer, this may not be the right book to read right now I m saying this from experience because I felt as if I m reliving that day all over again But definitely give this book a try because it s one of the best in this genre Just promise to live your life to the fullest and be happy

  4. says:

    This emotional book uses the point of view of a cancer stricken teenage girl to show the way terminal illness affects the lives and minds of those afflicted with them Astrid Ayeroff, the main character, was a 16 year old girl from Boston who had a reoccurring brain tumor called an Astrocytoma Although her mother and her boyfriend Mohit believed that she would beat the cancer that she had beat once before, she s not too convinced, leaving her to consider another option cryopreservation the fr This emotional book uses the point of view of a cancer stricken teenage girl to show the way terminal illness affects the lives and minds of those afflicted with them Astrid Ayeroff, the main character, was a 16 year old girl from Boston who had a reoccurring brain tumor called an Astrocytoma Although her mother and her boyfriend Mohit believed that she would beat the cancer that she had beat once before, she s not too convinced, leaving her to consider another option cryopreservation the freezing of a dead body in hopes to revive it someday in the future The contradicting feelings of all of the characters add a dramatic dynamic to the story that makes you want to keep reading The way everything is described in such detail makes the story feel muchreal, almost as if I m living the story myself Also, the fact that the main character was a teenage girl not much older than I am helped create sympathy that someone so young is meeting such an early demise Knowing the thoughts of Astrid added a sort of intimacy as if you were reading her diary The author generally did a great job of making the story seem almost tangible like you could just reach out and touch the characters and visualize the setting In my opinion, the icing on the cake is the many diary like lists of what Astrid will miss once she passes away One writes, Things I ll miss when I m dead a partial list The view from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument Lying next to Mo and talking Lying next to Mo and not talking Mo s Adam s apple Wondering what will happen next To be continued McGovern, 59 The way Kate McGovern was able to write such a small list and still convey so many emotions shows her prominent style of writing The way she uses vivid details and powerful figurative language throughout these lists and the rest of the book strongly helps make the story feel muchreal while displaying her author s craft I found myself relating to some of the main character s feelings about life, love, and other teenage things Personally, as someone who isn t emotional when it comes to books or movies, this was the first book in a very long time that made me tear up with its morbidly inevitable ending So, I d definitely recommend this book, especially to teenagers, since they may be able to relate to some of her teenage struggles and sympathize with Astrid in the same way I did

  5. says:

    Books on cancer are always emotional to read about, especially if anyone next to you has been affected by it, and this book is no different It will have comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars and that s just, both being really good books about the end of life Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern tells the story of Astrid who after battling cancer once finds out it returned again after going in to remission With the help of her friend Chloe and her boyfriend Mohit, she decides between two op Books on cancer are always emotional to read about, especially if anyone next to you has been affected by it, and this book is no different It will have comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars and that s just, both being really good books about the end of life Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern tells the story of Astrid who after battling cancer once finds out it returned again after going in to remission With the help of her friend Chloe and her boyfriend Mohit, she decides between two options letting the cancer take its course or freezing her body in a new scientific treatment in the hopes of being awaken in the future.This book explores hard subjects, the biggest being the right to decide how you re going to die, especially if you re a teenager Astrid s mother wants to get her intochemo and medicine trials, but Astrid wants to choose for herself.Books like this explore the thin line between what we must do for our own self peace and other s expectations The author shows great understanding of the debate and the hardship of letting go No choice is easy.The novel does a good job of not going in too much to one direction or another I ve seen similar YA books that only want to concentrate on teen romance or other drama, but this book sticks to the point what cancer or end of life choices mean to people and relationships in a meaningful manner.So there s no real scenes of teen romance or even foul language and that makes for a great book that doesn t play to the YA stereotypes that so many bestselling YA books do today This book actually presents a good premise to its readers without pandering to them and that makes it mucheffective, this was why its comparative book Stars worked as well, too.To say goodbye is never really to say goodbye A sad book, but meaningful, that by its ending will have you in tears Good reading and well written

  6. says:

    I m going to be brutally honest here and say that I was not the biggest fan of this book.In fact, I think I m being a little overly nice with the rating I m giving it, while also rounding up to match the ratings on Goodreads and .Fear of Missing Out is a book I was fairly interested in, mainly because the main character has cancer As this has been a heavy theme I was hopingauthors would write about, I was really excited to see how the story would turn out.In short, this book was slo I m going to be brutally honest here and say that I was not the biggest fan of this book.In fact, I think I m being a little overly nice with the rating I m giving it, while also rounding up to match the ratings on Goodreads and .Fear of Missing Out is a book I was fairly interested in, mainly because the main character has cancer As this has been a heavy theme I was hopingauthors would write about, I was really excited to see how the story would turn out.In short, this book was slow.Very, very slow.It was so slow, that nothing really happened until 160 something pages in, and this book has a page count of 320 pages That really tells you something, doesn t it After those initial 160 pages passed, the story finally began to pick up some semblance of speed and began moving.The main character Astrid is someone I m sure a lot of us can relate to She is snarky, sarcastic, and a little bit over the top with jokes and her jokes include her dying, so image what kind of jokes the rest of us could make Trying to gain a littlecontrol over her life, she cuts and dyes her hair after receiving her diagnosis It is after this that Astrid meets a cryopreservation doctor and begins to wonder if that s the way she would like to go.Her best friend happens to suggest an idea after they talked over a few things, and that idea included taking a road trip down to Arizona to visit the cryopreservation facility, along with making road stops to visit monuments in a manual they have Mohit Astrid s boyfriend decides to tag along.All in all, this book just wasn t the best for me The characters felt like they d been shortened out fromstory potential, and the plot just felt like it was rushed after being dragged for so long For this, I rate this book 2.75 stars but I ll round to 3 on other sites

  7. says:

    I should not have read this a week after my grandmother died from cancer But this is a beautiful book.

  8. says:

    Maybe even 2.5 stars This book could ve been so muchAnd I kinda hated her boyfriend which was a strange feeling

  9. says:

    2.5 the point five because it made me cry at the end which is stupid since I felt no attachment to the characters and literally nothing happened for 300 pages.

  10. says:

    Ooof This book was hard It hurt and it was beautiful I loved Astrid and how complicated she was and how she wasn t interested in pleasing others I love that she has this team around her that loves her and supports her, but they re also selfish, so it gets complicated I loved this story and how it unfolded and I only wish it was a little longer, so certain aspects had a littletime to play out At it s heart, this is a story about living by our own terms, making our own choices, and doi Ooof This book was hard It hurt and it was beautiful I loved Astrid and how complicated she was and how she wasn t interested in pleasing others I love that she has this team around her that loves her and supports her, but they re also selfish, so it gets complicated I loved this story and how it unfolded and I only wish it was a little longer, so certain aspects had a littletime to play out At it s heart, this is a story about living by our own terms, making our own choices, and doing what s best for us before anyone else, because nobody else knows exactly what you re going through That s a reminder I think we all need, even if we aren t dying

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