In 27 Days – Allison Gervais


“She has made a deal with death. She has got 27 days to undo the past.”

Hadley Jaminson doesn’t know how to react to the suicide of her classmate Archer Morales. She doesn’t really know him but still feels quite guilty about his demise. She wishes that she could have done something – anything – to just save the poor boy’s soul.

When a man clad in a leather jacket approaches Hadley and suggests to send her 27 days in the past to help Archer give up his suicidal thoughts, what does she do? Of course, she agrees! But what if she can’t do it? Well, this is something she really doesn’t want to know.

Terrific! Amazing! Mind Boggling! Fantástico! Impressionnant! These are a few (like very few) adjectives I would use to describe this novel. The novel was super awesome! The whole deal – with – the – death thing was very original and was the reason for me choosing this book in the very first place.

One thing in this novel was that the story was not a – boy – saves – the – broken – girl sort of book. The polar opposite of it, if you ask me. Which automatically makes it a not – cliché. And it’s not just this concept. Frankly, nothing in the book was a cliché. Everything was solely and purely innovative.

When we come to the style of writing, I will say that the writing of this author is raw. She shows everything in the brutal light of honesty and does not shy away from any emotion. So ultimately, every emotion we feel whilst reading will be pretty deep and soul-wrenching. Seriously guys! This book is what I will call a roller coaster of emotions.

For an instance, during the funeral part in the 2nd – 3rd chapter, the emotions depicted were so deep, intense and realistic that you can’t help but feel like you are standing there in the funeral and mourning the mourning the loss of Archer. And most importantly, this grief was when we did not even know the character of Archer. For all we know, he could be just another face in the crowd.

We will all agree that when we read any book, we all seem to be connected to the protagonists at an emotional level. This book did not require that connection. Though we do establish that connection later in the novel, in the beginning also, without the connection, we can seem to feel all those emotions. The bringing out of such intense emotions is one hell of a job.

Frankly speaking, the concept of the book reminded me of the lines quoted by Ariana Grande in her song Side to Side “Cause tonight I’m making deals with the devil and I know it’s gonna get me in trouble.” Yeah! This pretty much sums it up.

By the way, this book is now published. Sooooo, you guys make sure to buy this book from your nearest retail store because trust me when I say that you do NOT want to miss out on such an awesome book.

Archer was a broken boy who somehow had to be pieced together. The real question is that whether Hadley will be able to piece him or end up getting hurt by the broken pieces? Well, whatever she does, she needs to it soon. Why? Because the ticking of the clock has begun.

Tick Tock… Tick Tock… Tick Tock…

Until the next time peeps…

Adios Amigos…!


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