An amazing, touching story which talks a lot about death but still manages to make you smile! I had no idea what to expect when I started reading it. It appeared on my feed and then the next thing I know is that I am reading this book. The blurb might look simple; A story of a girl who is suddenly being told that her grandmother is ill and has decided to take the entire family to a 'death with dignity' cruise ship. But what it doesn't tell is how the family is full of crazy and lovable people and how amazingly the idea of death is being handled in this book. It's Carrie Firestone's debut novel, and she has done a great job with it!
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of death is sadness, but after reading this book I'm sure you won't feel that way. The story is very refreshing despite having very serious and emotional moments in it. Since it's a 'death with dignity' cruise ship, you'll find a lot of ill people and their family, who are on the same journey as Maddie.