Read A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Online Free - Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime—a fear that will eventually lead each and every one of them to their graves. Take Esther’s father, for instance: He’s an agoraphobe who hasn’t left the basement in six years. Then there’s her twin brother, Eugene, whose fear of the dark goes far beyond the things that go bump in the night. And her mother, Rosemary, is absolutely terrified of bad luck.
As for Esther, she’s managed to escape the curse…so far. She doesn’t yet have a great fear because she avoids pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, crowds—anything that might trigger a phobia is off-limits and is meticulously recorded in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.
Esther thinks she has it all figured out, until she’s reunited with an old elementary school classmate—and first crush—Jonah Smallwood. The encounter leaves her stranded at a bus stop and swindled out of her phone, all her cash, a Fruit Roll-Up she’d been saving, and her list—not to mention her dignity. But the theft is also the beginning of an unexpected friendship between the two, one that sends the pair on a journey of self-discovery as they try to break the curse that’s consumed Esther’s family. Together they face their greatest fears, one debilitating phobia at a time, only to discover the one fear they hadn’t counted on: love.
|Title||:||A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
October 06, 2017
Just one of those books again that rock my world, give it meaning and make me feel whole. Understood.
I don't know where to begin to review this book properly. So many emotions poured out of me whilst reading it and so many thoughts. It might take a while for me to comprehend my feelings and put...
August 26, 2017
I loved this. Like an obsessive I-can't-wait-to-read-it-again sort of love.
I love love loved Esther and Jonah and Eugene. I liked BFF Hephzibah, but she was a little elusive on the page, which was effective when it paired up with how Esther described her. The four of them are loyal and supportiv...
October 02, 2017
Anxiety felt like a grapnel anchor had been pickaxed into your back, one prong in each lung, one through the heart, one through the spine, the weight curving your posture forward, dragging you down to the murky depths of the sea floor.
this book was enjoyable for the most part even though it did...
August 09, 2017
I really, really liked this one. Full review to come!
Trigger warnings for: suicide attempt, mentions of death & suicide, domestic abuse, physical abuse
August 27, 2017
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
This is a really cute book, and I quite enjoyed it! There was so much fun stuff happening in this book, and it was incredibly unique. Of course, it deals with some really serious issues,...
September 26, 2017
I finished this weeks ago and I'm not sure why I haven't reviewed it other than to say it's been a busy month with a hurricane in the middle of it. Review to come soon because this was definitely one of the most enjoyable reads of 2017 for me.
July 08, 2017
A touching, hilarious and relatable book for older teens, about depression, anxiety, facing your fears, and learning to accept help when you need it most.
17 year old Esther’s life is dominated by her semi-definitive list of 50 worst nightmares and the curse on her family to be killed by their gr...
August 28, 2017
A Semi-Definite List of Worst Nightmares was definitely not what I expected. I was expecting a regular contemporary novel about mental health, and instead I got a story about a family reminiscent of The Addams Family. I actually really liked this. It was surprising and unconventional and...
July 27, 2017
What a great quirky story. Amazing characters, intriguing plot and so far the best writing I've ever read on mental illness particularly fear/social anxiety. Usually books on mental illness work in one of two ways for me; they make me sad or I think they're over dramatic and get zero emotion out...
August 27, 2017
4.5 / 5 Fangs
WOW! I was blown away with how much I adored this novel. From the first page, I was sucked into this novel and completely mesmerized. I have truly never read a book quite like this one and I don't think I will ever forget this book. This book had so much heart, humor, adventure, and...