The F-It List by Julie Halpern Review

Hello my little fellow munchkins. How are you all doing? I am so happy that it is officially the WEEKEND…WEEKEND! Are any of you out of school? Do any of you have any cool plans for this summer? I am just reading a couple books recently and doing some AP homework. I AM ALSO GOING TO A SIGNING NEXT WEEKEND IN FOLSOM! I may do a blog post about it, I am not 100% sure. I will think about it.

Anyways, why don’t we get ahead to the review?


Author: Julie Halpern

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Pages: 256

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Publishing Date: November 12th 2013

Description according to GoodReads, “With her signature heart and humor, Julie Halpern explores a strained friendship strengthened by one girl’s battle with cancer.

Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family.

But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again—Becca has cancer.

So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend—you do it.”


  • This is definitely a quick, cute read.
  • I wouldn’t say that this book is really anything except it has its funny moments and it is kind of cute.
    • However there is a couple moments you might want to throw the book out a window because you don’t like what is going on.
  • This book gives me more of a fan fiction type of feel more than anything.
  • The second character though does have cancer in this story and the whole deal around this book is that the character is living through the main character who will be doing everything on her “bucket list” or “f-it list”
  • The sense of humor in this book is humorous to an extent, it may get to crude to others because there is some off putting humor and there is other instances the humor is just straight to the point.
  • This book acts like ALL of the character are 30 instead of 15-18 which was extremely annoying as I think that books should have a more resemblance to real life teenagers instead of what was presented in the book.
  • All-in-All this book is okay, it isn’t the best, but it also isn’t the worst. I feel like this book may be for some people, and not for others.

2/5 Stars 



According to GoodReads, “JULIE HALPERN is the author of five young adult novels and one picture book for young readers. Maternity Leave is her first novel for adults. Prior to her life as full-time mom and author, Julie was a school librarian. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children.”

You can find Julie Halpern in the following:







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4 thoughts on “The F-It List by Julie Halpern Review

  1. I love the cover of that book and I would’ve most probably picked it up for the cover and title but it’s sad that the story itself isn’t that good. I’m all for the cute moments but a fanfiction kinda writing isn’t my favourite. And oh my god, the character seemed 30? That’s a huge leap from the teenage, haha 😀

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    1. Yeah, I mean if you like the cover get it for the cover but it defiantly wasn’t the best book. If anything look for another book and spend your money on that book. I hope you have a great day 🙂

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