Wednesday, 17 May 2017

I'm Still Here by Clélie Avit





I'm Still Here is not a weepie, despite its female protagonist, Elsa, being in a coma.  This book was originally written in French and I think some of that flair and pragmatism shines through.

Elsa's doctors and family although well-meaning have just about given up on Elsa.  But she can hear them.  A young man called Thibault ends up visiting her and treats her like a person which marks the start of her fight back.

Highly recommended.  And once you've read it you'll think differently about the circumstances in which people on life support should be removed from it.  Loved the cover too.

2 comments:

  1. Im currently reading a French book which has been translated - The Little Paris Bookshop. Your book sounds intriguing......

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  2. Bummer! Translations can be rough.

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