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Saturday, August 20, 2011

All That Matters by Youseph Tanha

Title: All That Matters

Author: Youseph Tanha

Pages: 96

Reviewed by: Sabrina

Ethan Wright is just like any other high school kid that is one day lucky enough to meet the girl of his dreams. Throughout the course of high school the young couple learn to cope with incredibly difficult odds to discover all that matters.

My Thoughts

This book is about Ethan, who falls in love with Amanda, a girl who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. It tells about their life that, at some points, are filled with happiness while others filled with despair. All That Matters gives you a view on how cancer can affect your body and the people around you.

All That Matters is somewhere between good and okay. What kept me from giving it 3 stars (good) is that All That Matters progresses too fast, the author tells rather than shows (most of the time), and that it didn't catch my interested for the first half of the book.

You could learn a great deal about life and love from this. It has realistic and somewhat memorable characters. All That Matters raises good questions like "Will you be going through this for the person you love, even if they might not feel the same way?"

(Spoiler Alert) I'm surprised Amanda stayed with Ethan as long as she did. I'm surprised that she even broke up with him after all they been through.

*It may contain unsuitable content for children.


  1. I got an email from the Author of All That Matters today asking if I would review this book as well. Not sure I would enjoy a book about cancer. I'm not much for depressing topics :( Even the ones that are done terrifically.

  2. Me too. Depressing books aren't really my thing but I'm trying to give them a shot. Who knows? Maybe I'll find one I like one day.

  3. The premise kind of reminds me of A Walk To Remember, that Nicolas Sparks book. I get so sad reading those books and for me personally, there is enough sadness in the world.

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  5. This book is a look at the struggles of a young man. Much of it sounds as if the author writes from his own experience. Although tragedy occurs, the message of "Life goes on" is uplifting. This is an excellent short story and a good read!


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