Death Benefits

Harvey, Sarah N.

Book - 2010

Publisher: Victoria, BC ; Cusster, WA : Orca Book Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 1554692261
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 212 p. ; 21 cm


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May 04, 2012

Teenager lives away from his mother because she wants to be with her older father who is suffering from strokes and asks his grandson to assist his suicide. It is sad when the grandfather dies; once again, there is excessive use of swearing.

Jan 26, 2012
  • Kuikirylia rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a good book with good characters and a funny situation. It really reminded me of Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, with the kid taking care of a grumpy old man and everything with the car. In all, a nice, light read I would recommend if you have some free time and you are bored.

Dec 22, 2011
  • Alyssa1202 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a good book that i can really relate to.. taking care of someone you don't want to..

Dec 22, 2011

I am reading this book right now and it is interesting. Its not my favorite one I've read but it still has a strong point.

Dec 22, 2011
  • bay88 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was well wrtten and it had some funny parts in it. There were some parts that i did not understand but after i read the book alittle bit i understand some it better.

Dec 22, 2011
  • Bobafett29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really good read. funny but was
really sad at the end . I recomend this book for people who want to laugh !

Nov 25, 2011

I loved this book. It was fun, inspirational and a perfect look into the male teenage mind. It's stuffed with drama and comedy that you can't help but smile when you read it. I deffinetly suggest it.

Nov 22, 2011

This book was totally not a book i would pick to read usually , but it still left me entertained from cover to cover , Amazing read.


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Jan 13, 2012

Royce (aka Rolly) is having a bad year. Not only has his mother dragged him across the country in order to be close to her aged father Arthur, a celebrated cellist, but he's also recovering from mono. When he convinces his mother to let him finish the school year by correspondence, he's left feeling isolated and lonely, and spends his time watching TV and plotting ways to get back to his friends in Nova Scotia. But before his plans can be implemented, his grandfather has a small stroke. Suddenly Arthur needs more care than Royce's mother can provide and, after a couple of hired care aides quit, Royce is pressed into service.
Looking after a ninety-five-year-old—especially one as cantankerous, crafty and stubborn as Arthur—is a challenge. But as Royce gets to know the eccentric old man—who loves the Pussycat Dolls, hates Anderson Cooper and never listens to the kind of music that made him famous—he gradually comes to appreciate that his grandfather's life still has meaning. Even if Arthur himself seems to want it to end.


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