Losing Clementine, by Ashley Ream, is about Clementine Pritchard, a manic depressive artist who has decided that she will take her own life in one month’s time. She has decided to spend the month doing things that she always wanted to do, eating her favorite foods, and preparing for her funeral and death arrangements. She has told her friends and family that she is dying to soften the blow, and she has planned her death out perfectly. Many readers would be upset about the premise of the novel, but the author manages to make the characters lovable and humorous somehow, and there are even a few “laugh-out-loud” moments throughout the novel.
In the process of preparing to end her life, Clementine discovers truths about herself and the people around her that are unexpected, and the novel teaches an important life lesson, as well. This novel won’t be for everyone, but if you have an excellent sense of humor and are slightly morbid, you may want to check it out!
This novel can be picked up today, and it would make a great weekend read if you need a quick, surprisingly light-hearted (considering the topic) read.