John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this darkly funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Beginning of Everything. Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis. hH8x4fRtWk - Read and download Robyn Schneider's book Extraordinary Means in PDF, EPub online. Free Extraordinary Means book by Robyn. Extraordinary Means Pdf is available here. You can easily download Extraordinary Means Pdf, Extraordinary Means Pdf by raudone.info
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I figured the probability. And I came up with a number: But then, I had always been terrible at math.
She actually said that. They broke the rules, had some fun sneaking out, but also had to watch each other getting sicker, and even dying. Just wait until they bring the body out.
When the announcement came about the new treatment, it seemed obvious that it would come too late for certain people, and it really was a bit of a race to see who could hold on the longest and possibly be cured.
Jan 29, Jenna Major rated it really liked it Shelves: Intriguing, perceptive and another enlightening coming of age story. Lane was about to begin his senior year with his whole life ahead of him. He had his friends, girlfriend and dream of going to Stanford to look forward too. Until he is diagnosed with TDR-turburculosis. His world is tipped upside down as he struggles with his past, present and future.
Not knowing how much time he has left live or what his future holds, Lane embarks on Intriguing, perceptive and another enlightening coming of age story. Not knowing how much time he has left live or what his future holds, Lane embarks on a road of self-discovery. This is a heartening story in a extremely interesting setting, a sanatorium.
There were some things that I wish we saw happen in the ending that didn't, that would have definitely made the book better for me. The main message I took from this book was to enjoy the moment, to live life to the fullest and to say how you feel because you never know how much time you have left. Full review to come Nov 20, Adam Silvera rated it it was amazing Shelves: View 1 comment.
Jun 08, Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it liked it. I've had more time to think about the issues I had with it and after discussing it with April, I've realized that they bugged me more than I first realized. Okay original review starts Currently crying in public. This book snuck up on me and hit me right in the feels. I did have some issues with it, but over all, it was so, so enjoyable.
I definitely recommend for fans of John Green or Stephanie Perkins. May 03, Aditi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apart from two teenagers suffering from terminal illness and falling in love with each other, there is nothing similar to TFIOS in this book. At seventeen, overachieving Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis.
Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it's easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.
There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: But there are consequences to having secrets, particularly at Latham House.
And as Lane and Sadie begin to fall in love and their group begins to fall sicker, their insular world threatens to come crashing down.
Told in alternating points of view, Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about doomed friendships, first love, and the rare miracle of second chances. This story is set in the future when Ebola is no more and a rare kind of TB, which is highly contagious, afflicts the people on this planet. Lane and Sadie are two teenagers who have been affected with this rare disease. Hence they are sent to a sanatorium called, Latham House to recover, which is a hospital in a boarding school type style.
Despite of this illness, Lane and Sadie, the most daring girl in the Latham House, which is strict facility, devoid of any fun or internet can you imagine that, no internet?
I'll begin with the setting of the book, Latham House, a sanatorium which is strict like hell and the rules are so hard to follow. The Latham House is cut off from the real world, especially they cut out the fun from these kids' lives like no internet, no sneaking in, always wearing med sensors on their hands, stuff like that. Lane is a studious and determined and a smart-ass guy, who is studying hard to get in to one of the top Ivy League universities. That means he doesn't get involved into any kind of social activity or fun.
Sadie is the trouble-maker in the Latham House, who loves cracking up sarcastic jokes, sneaking in, switching off the sensors etc. She is highly social in the Latham House and hangs out with the most coolest and daring group of teenagers.
Lane and Sadie soon hit it off as friends and gradually their friendship blossoms into something sweet and innocent. And along with Sadie, Lane sees and experiences new daring adventures and other fun stuffs.
The writing is absolutely flawless and the way the author have laid out the whole plot by mixing it with the right type of emotions. And the best part is that The Latham House will not make you sorry even for a single minute, especially sorry about these terminally ill kids' lives. The plot is layered with funny and witty moments, that will often make you ROFL. And the emotional parts are bound to strike a chord in your heart. The friendship between these five teenagers, who are a mix bag of weirdos and flawed characters, is depicted quite strikingly.
I absolutely loved how the author brought these five indifferent characters together to make some history in the Latham House with their daring acts and friendship. The characters are strongly developed and will immediately make you feel like you know them from somewhere, meaning which the author have drawn them with realism and they embody the demeanor of a real-life-fun-loving teenager.
And if you think that you don't want to shed tears over this story, then you're wrong, my friend, this is worth a read which reflects hope and miracle and that's what kept me going till the very end.
This is probably one of the best realistic YA fiction that I've read this year. A must read book for the YA fans! Thanks to the author's publicist, for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book.
This kind of felt like a mashup of John Green books at times, but I liked the characters enough to keep reading. Yeah, they're quirky in a way that almost felt cliche. But they have strong personalities that carry through in their POVs and ended up being kind of endearing! I loved how driven Lane was with school.
Both main characters grapple with the question of what really counts as living their life. I absolutely loved how the story didn't focus on their TB or the idea of being sick as much as it focused on how it feels to be an outsider because of an illness. The story is fairly predictable, though But that's not necessarily a bad thing!! Love, friendship, hope, illness, amazing. I am a mess. All tears and broken heart. Oh god, this book. This is one of those books where you only have to glance at the back cover to know that it'll be a festival of broken hearts and tear shed.
And it totally delivers. The idea of the fictional TDR-TB is just so believable that it wasn't until the authors note at the end that I realised that it was all just fiction. It's terrifying, it could be real. It could so, so easily be real. I received 5 Words: I received a copy of this for free via Goodreads First Reads. When a book is repeatedly described as the love child of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, the reader pretty much knows what to expect going in.
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The similarities between the three books are undeniable. Robyn Schneider, thy name is not John Green. But it might as well be. So does this book bring anything at all to the table, and if yes, what? There were some good sides, though. The simplicity of her character made her seem more real and accessible. Lane is a bit more complex, an overachiever, too serious for his actual age and seemingly socially awkward, at least at first.
The incurable strain of tuberculosis was a nice touch and a great way to isolate characters. The purpose of this disease and Latham was obvious, but still wonderfully done. For me, that was what made Extraordinary Means worth reading, not the potential heartbreak and not even the romance. I just wish she would find her own, wholly original path. Oct 24, Rachel Maniacup rated it really liked it Recommended to Rachel by: What an extraordinary story! A girl who is carefree and who leads a selective gro What an extraordinary story!
A girl who is carefree and who leads a selective group of friends who are eccentric and energetic inspite of their illness. And as she welcomed Lane into her group,they all did things and stuffs that were beyond the rules just to have fun.
And Lane realizes what he's missing.. And it's the friendship and the romance that I loved most in this novel. The story though is predictable and sad, it is beautiful and inspiring,and will give you a strong message.
And I would definitely read more of Robyn Schneider. Thanks a lot to my friend who inspired me to read this book,and who is now celebrating her birthday! I miss and love you! View all 5 comments.
Aug 29, merina rey rated it really liked it. More in depth review on my BookTube channel - https: However, it was quite an enjoyable read. Although it features MANY tropes, and it can get quite cheesy Feb 08, Evie rated it it was amazing.
I have read Mann's behemoth of a book while studying literature few years ago, different continent, whole different life , and it's one of the books that imprinted itself on my memory. I still remember the vividly described, enchanting setting and intelligent, sharp, insightful prose. Really, you should read The Magic Mountain if you get a chance, it's a work of utter brilliance and erudition.
That being said, if you like contemporary books that are quietly powerful, predictably heartbreaking, thoroughly unsettling, thought-provoking, memorable and filled with existential themes, you should definitely read Extraordinary Means, too.
Just like TMM, it's a book destined to become a classic. From the moment I started reading Extraordinary Means, I kept thinking about The Magic Mountain and how much the atmosphere of Schneider's book reminded me of Mann's story. The similarities in the plot line itself aren't all that many the tuberculosis, the isolated setting of sanatorium, etc , but they're clear and it's hard not to notice them. Latham House, part sanatorium part boarding school, is their new world.
They live there, they sleep and eat and go to classes there, and they wait to either get better and be sent back home, or, well, get worse and probably die. When Lane arrives at Latham, Sadie and her friends have been there for a while now.
They're close-nit friends, the cool kids, the laugh-too-loud and refuse-to-follow-rules kind of kids. Lane knows he wants to be part of their group. But though Sadie and Lane know each other from a summer camp many yeas ago, they're not exactly good pals. Lane remembers Sadie as the shy and quiet wallflower girl, always taking pictures with her camera. Sadie remembers Lane as the one who stood her up, broke her heart, and scarred her for life.
Is their running into each other a second chance at making things right, or is it yet another nail in the coffin of their incredibly depressing, hopeless lives? Extraordinary Means is quite a profound and stimulating read. It's a slow moving, darkly funny, beautifully tragic and very smart kind of book.
I loved the characters, the relationships, the interactions, dialogues, friendly banters and the almost excruciatingly shy romance between Sadie and Lane. Everything seemed authentic, real, convincing. The characters and their emotions, their worries, regrets, needs, hopes, reactions.. All of it really spoke to me and I was sucked into their world almost instantly.
Both Lane and Sadie are complex characters. They're almost polar opposites of each other, but their attraction to one another is undeniable. The chemistry between these two was phenomenal. And it didn't feel forced, or rushed.
It was.. At the same time, this is not just some tragic love story. It's so much more than that. This book is mostly about living and dying, being diagnosed with a life-changing disease and having to face all that comes with it, staying strong despite feeling utterly hopeless, finding something worth holding on to, something worth living for.
It's about being uprooted and isolated, lost, scared, confused, sad. It's about all the things that matter in life. And in death. It's just.. I took my time reading this book. It demanded my undivided attention. I kept re-reading some of the more insightful and thought-provoking passages "Latham was my Hogwarts, and protocillin was the cure for my magic". I savored the lyrical prose. I laughed at all the clever inside jokes, I hoped and I mourned. Extraordinary Means is the kind of contemporary fiction that you can not only easily connect with, but you can also benefit from it on many levels.
It's intelligent. It's emotionally affecting. It's, to some extent, cathartic. It makes you think about certain themes and issues, and then ask yourself questions like: I know this book will stay with me for a long time. I am so glad I picked it up! Kimimiz doksan senede kimimiz de on dokuz senede.
Jun 11, Andreya Klobucar rated it it was amazing. Review coming soon Can't find the words to describe how great this book were. Wonderfully written and such an amazing story. I cried four times.
This is no way impacted in my view. From the synopsis, it is recommended to those who enjoy John Green or Stephen Chbosky, and I could definitely see the connection with Green, not with Chbosky, which was good for me, as I really couldn't stand The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
This book was nothing like I was expecting, though, to be honest, I don't know much about it when I requested it. This was a total case of cover love. From my first impressions of the book, based on both the cover and the, albeit vague, synopsis, I thought Extraordinary Means would be about teens with some sort of lung problems, perhaps cancer.
To some extent, this impression was true, but it was such an understatement. Lane and Sadie, the protagonists in the novel, as well as their friends, are suffering from TDR-TB, and are patients in Latham House, a sanatorium for teenagers suffering from this condition. As the TB is drug resistant, there is as much a chance of death as there is of full recovery.
I really enjoyed that this book was dual POV, and that the two voices were really likeable. Both Lane and Sadie seemed like 'real' teenagers, you could see their suffering, and their happiness, and they weren't perfect in any respect. I especially liked the fact the they had known each other as children at a summer camp, and that the history between them was explained and not just glossed over.
One problem I did have, though a really small one, was the romance. Yes, I was a fan of it and I shipped the characters , but it felt sort of rushed, though I understand why it was rushed - they both could die at any day. The book, and particularly TB, seemed to be really well researched, and I think this is something that Schneider should be praised for. The whole situation with the numerous x-rays, medical wrist sensors, and the different medications mentioned all made it seem even more real, as if it could actually happen, or was happening.
Mar 01, Laurence R. But I loved it. I was instantly attracted to the illness part of this book, which sounded really interesting and futuristic to me even though I know it isn't. It's scary, but I like to think about living such a sad life and being in this world, as similar as it is to ours, except for the illness. The sadness of these kids' destiny hit me really hard, with all the similarities to summer camp that their quarantine camp has. Comparing to opposite things like that makes the whole situation even more weird, desperate and tragic, which is why I could basically not sleep until I finished this book.
Although it wasn't the most important point in this novel for me, I really liked the romance in this book. I loved how Sadie and Lane pretty much always liked each other, which sounds very fairy-tale-like to me I'm aware that it's pretty much the opposite.
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Barons makes sure the students at Latham House take care of themselves and take their illness seriously. Violence Character recounts story of friend getting jumped and beat up at school.
One character is assaulted and seriously injured. A few men follow and menace a teen girl. Several instances of teens coughing up blood.
Teen boy punches another in the face. Teens find a dead body. Sex Recollection of kids talking about oral sex they use the term "blow job" and the game Soggy Cookie. Kissing, French-kissing, making out.The part of her brain that controlled her breathing was clearly not as damaged as the physicians thought, and thus she did not require mechanical ventilation to support her. Really, you should read The Magic Mountain if you get a chance, it's a work of utter brilliance and erudition.
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Yes, I was a fan of it and I shipped the characters , but it felt sort of rushed, though I understand why it was rushed - they both could die at any day. Why is there a special place for it?