REVIEW · Dessert First

Dean Gloster ↠ 8 REVIEW

D that she and her bone marrow may not be up to the task She can't even complete homework and she's facing other rejection lost friendships a lost spot on the soccer team and lots of heartache from her crush on her former best friend Evan Kat doesn't k How do you cope when you re a teenager and your little brother has cancer Again Probably not very well Kat Monroe covers her fear and grief with a hearty serving of snark and sarcasm She struggles in school she fights with her older sister and I liked her tremendously anywayDisclaimer I m acuainted with the author via social mediaThere s even a love triangle of sorts here thought not the kind I d ever read before Not everyone gets a happy ending but I really enjoyed the book some of the twists I hadn t anticipated and feel it ll be staying with me for a long time

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Dessert First

Upbeat that's Kat the girl in the family who everyone turns to when things get difficult Especially now when her beloved younger brother Beep is in his second leukemia relapse and a bone marrow transplant from Kat may be his only chanceBut Kat's worrie Review Desserts First caught my attention because of the title I mean of course I want dessert first I am sure at some point I read the blurb when I reuested it but I don t look at it again before I read it Well I was surely surprised when this book was not really about food but about cancer and how our MC and her family deals with her brother having itThis book had way too much going on There was so much than just her brother having cancer There were other people with cancer her crush on a friend catfishing of a friend an online friend who she was scared would kill herself lots of bullying at school and dealing with school in general with all the other stuff going on While I appreciated these tough subjects being tackled I think it was one maybe three too many to properly address themThen our MC Kat is a wee bit abrasive Totally get she has a really hard situation but it was almost hard to like her at times She did start to recognize this and grow during the book which was something I loved to see There were other characters that I did enjoy uite a bit including her brother and her crush Then there were characters who were awful including the mean girl bullies Man they were rough and the bullying seemed so over the topThis mostly sounds negative I know but honestly I found it got better as it went on and I was pretty invested in the story While a bit predictable I still wanted to see how it played out And it played out with me sobbing than once This was a debut so while I had my issues with this I am definitely looking forward to from this authorThis review was originally posted on Rebel Mommy Book Blog

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Now if her bone marrow will save Beep or whether she can save herself let alone keep her promise to Beep that she'll enjoy life and always eat dessert firstDessert First is a funny moving story about coping appreciating sweetness and learning to forgiv Where is the line between your stuff and the rest of your family s junk Even when you re an adult it s is freuently blurry and messy at the best of times Inagine how confusing it becomes when you re sixteen dealing with an emotionally labile mother a workaholic father a sister who despises you and a lovable twelve year old brother who may soon die of cancer Meet Kat dealing with depression massive bouts of self doubt hugely ambivalent feelings about Evan the guy who used to be her best friendand maybe who yo yoed away from her three times to get in a relationship with the uber mean girl at school but now wants to reconnect Kat does her best to avoud a complete meltdown while functioning as the spokesperson for the family in terms of updatting the world about brother Beep s condition It isn t easy especially when her mother behaves like a helicopter mom with armed weaponry Kat copes as best she can by creating an online persona she calls Cipher who anonymously flirts with Evan and befriends Drowngirl a very sad and desperate teen who sees Kat as her only friend Kat has another online friend Hunter an eighteen year old guy on the east coast who is battling cancer as well When Beep s situation gets worse Kat s bone marrow is his last hope What happens to Kat Beep Hunter Evan Drowngirl and the rest of her family could have easily turned into one of those books that s all over the place Instead Dean Gloster gives us a vivid portrait a deeply satisfying emotional landscape if you will It mixes sadness anger love hope grief self discovery and forgiveness perfectly Nobody in the story comes away unscathed but isn t real life like that It s a great book for libraries to own where real life issues are important


10 thoughts on “Dessert First

  1. says:

    Review Desserts First caught my attention because of the title I mean of course I want dessert first I am sure at some point I read the blurb when I reuested it but I don't look at it again before I read it Well I was surely surprised when this book was not really about food but about cancer and how our MC and her famil

  2. says:

    What happens when a stand up comedian writes a novel about cancer Well you get cancer sibling Kat snarky sister of the prec

  3. says:

    This book won me over about halfway down the first page Even amazing to me it never lost meI laughed I uoted lines to people because they were

  4. says:

    Kat is the strong one at home She's always positive and is there for her brother Beep whenever her needs her Beep has leukemia and Kat is the one who makes his hospital stays bearable by making sure he has some fun She understands him perfectly but that can't be said about her sister Rachel Before Beep became ill

  5. says:

    How do you cope when you're a teenager and your little brother has cancer Again Probably not very well Kat Monroe covers her fear and grief with a hearty serving of snark and sarcasm She struggles in school she fights with

  6. says:

    The Monroe family is dealing with cancer Beep's cancer The youngest Monroe Gloster writes a moving story about the grief of

  7. says:

    35 stars I did a full review for the novel on teenreadscom so if you want to check it out link up maaaan

  8. says:

    Where is the line between your stuff and the rest of your family's junk Even when you're an adult it's is freuently blurry and messy at the best of times Inagine how confusing it becomes when you're sixteen dealing with an emotionally labile mother a workaholic father a sister who despises you and a lovable twelve year old brother who may soon die of cancer Meet Kat dealing with depression massive bouts of self doubt hugely ambivalent fee

  9. says:

    Dean Gloster's debut novel Dessert First was so good Great in fact I could not put it down and stayed up all night to fini

  10. says:

    Dessert First is about a confused girl with a life that she would swap for anything Losing her brother and her boyfriend from cancer to losing a friendship because of a misunderstanding and beating up a girl at

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