A Death-Struck Year

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2014

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Comment 1:

I hate to admit this, but A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier has made me regret those days where I wished for the flu so I could be out of work for a couple of days without touching my vacation time — I always have this cushion of sick time. Lucier’s debut has made me realize that actually the flu is serious and kind of scary, it’s not just a get out of work free card. You see, I was initially drawn to A Death-Struck Year because it’s about a disease that spreads really fast, kind of like a pl

Comment 2:

Ok, this book has been on my to-read list forever. I happened to come across it last week and decided that it was finally time to cross it off the list. I found it to be a quick, easy read, and the best word I could use to describe it would be average. While very predictable, I did like that Lucier included so many historical details from the time period. I also liked the strength and independence in Cleo’s character. I didn’t like that while relationships and plot was established it wasn’t supe

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I read “A Death Struck Year” by Makiia Lucier and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is about a girl named Cleo and her life when the Spanish Influenza hits around the 1920’s and how that impacts her. When her boarding school gets shut down and her family is away, she decides to be a volunteer nurse and help account for all of the thousands sick with this influenza. On the way, she meets new life-long friends and a new boy she ends up liking named Edmund. It is quite graphic about the sights she sees

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