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The Measure: A Read with Jenna Pick (2022. Auflage)

von Nikki Erlick (Autor)

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope??read with us." ??Jenna Bush Hager

A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library.

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they'll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn't have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest… (mehr)

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Titel:The Measure: A Read with Jenna Pick
Autoren:Nikki Erlick (Autor)
Info:William Morrow (2022), Edition: 1, 368 pages
Sammlungen:Deine Bibliothek, Gelesen, aber nicht im Besitz, Personal collection
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Tags:fiction, book group, read2023, audiobook, platform: libro.fm, speculative fiction, mortality

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I was dying to read this book and I'm so obsessed with this concept. I found myself thinking about this in every day life, just thinking would I look at the box? Or in different situations, if they knew how long they had left, they wouldn't have to worry or would know when they would die. If I had any negative, I would say sometimes the multiple characters and the super short chapters sometimes made it hard to get into a really good reading flow, but that's probably just my ADHD. I felt like I knew the characters and how their lives intertwined, just so good. I bet in a few years when I can't remember the book as well, I'm going to re-read it. There was a little twist at the end, however, I was kind of expecting it. I had that thought when Amie and Ben got together that he doesn't know how long her string is. It's just so interesting to think if their lives would've been different if she did know. But then again, maybe not, because the strings already knew what they were going to do! I was amazed that this was Nikki's first book too. I really hope she writes more because I thoroughly enjoyed this! ( )
  Mav-n-Libby | May 30, 2023 |
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I loved this book so much that I am now trying to find all dystopian type books that are in the present to near future to read! This book brings to life so many moral questions and fears we have on life and death.

It amplifies that humans are faith based creatures by nature and without it, our life can become meaningless and unfulfilled.

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  GeauxGetLit | May 27, 2023 |
Parece un día cualquiera. Te levantas, te sirves una taza de café, y sales.
Pero hoy, al abrir la puerta de tu casa, hay una pequeña caja de madera esperándote. Esa caja contiene tu destino: el número exacto de años que vas a vivir.
Desde los umbrales de las puertas de los suburbios hasta las jaimas del desierto, las personas de todos los continentes reciben la misma caja. En un instante, el mundo se sumerge en un caos absoluto. ¿De dónde proceden esas cajas? ¿Qué significan? ¿Lo que prometen es cierto?
A medida que la sociedad se une y se separa, todos se enfrentan a la misma decisión estremecedora: ¿desean saber cuánto tiempo van a vivir? Y, si es así, ¿qué harán con ese dato?
  Natt90 | Apr 25, 2023 |
If you had the opportunity to know when your life would end, would you want to know? When boxes arrive at the doorstep of adults around the world, people are intrigued. But, the only thing inside is a string. A long string signifies long life, a short string is a short life.
Some struggle with whether or not to open the box. Others who do make choices - to travel, to marry or not, and some use it against others.
The novel follows several people whose lives intersect, Ben and Amie, Javier and Jack, Nina and Maura. Ultimately the book is about family, relationships, and the choices we make to live fully.
Very interesting concept. ( )
  rmarcin | Apr 13, 2023 |
DNFing, actively read until 42%, listened while falling asleep until 77%, and I still just am not invested in any of the characters and though the premise is insanely cool, I don't think the authors done enough to make the reality feel close enough to ours to be relevant. ( )
  whakaora | Mar 5, 2023 |
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Deborah had once confided in Nina, after her third drink at the holiday party, that whenever the team discussed a shooting or a natural disaster, she was struck by how lightly their words were tossed about. In her three decades as a journalist, as the headlines seemed to grow ever more grim, Deborah had seen the words shed their weight a little more with each occurrence, until they barely resembled the dense nouns and heavy adjectives that once pressed upon entire rooms. But that was the only way to continue working, Nina thought, to shield your soul from breaking.
Did a patient receive less care because her string was short, or was a patient's string short because she received less care?
It felt like the world's most fucked-up version of the chicken-or-the-egg conundrum.
"You can always count on the artists to step up," she said, "especially during a crisis."
"Well, some days can get pretty dark," Hank said, "but other days, I just try to remember that I've lived a good life. I did my best to help people. I fell in love a few times. I tried to be a good son." Hank leaned back slowly in his chair. "You know, I watched a lot of people come to the end, and everyone around them kept begging them to fight. It takes real strength to keep on fighting, and yes, usually that's the right answer. Keep fighting, keep holding on, no matter what. But sometimes I think we forget that it also takes strength to be able to let go."
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope??read with us." ??Jenna Bush Hager

A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library.

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they'll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn't have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest

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