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  1. Thyago | MrsMargotBlog Thyago | MrsMargotBlog says:

    A story like many others that can sin by lack of intensity, lack of detail to help plunge us into their lives and not wanting to get out of there No leaves, of course, to be a story that brings us to tears, especially because this story portrays to children with cancer and if we have the facility to put ourselves in the place of others easily are transported to the described hospital and that makes our heart go very little I enjoyed reading this, could have b A story like many others that can sin by lack of intensity, lack of detail to help plunge us into their lives and not wanting to get out of there No leaves, of course, to be a story that brings us to tears, especially because this story portrays to children with cancer and if we have the facility to put ourselves in the place of others easily are transported to the described hospital and that makes our heart go very little I enjoyed reading this, could have been better, but it is a reading with an easy writing, simple and easily reaches younger


  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    I chat to Celia Bryce about her writing, this novel and her next book here Anthem for Jackson Dawes was a deceiving book I looked at its gorgeous cover and its tiny little spine and thought there s no way you re going to make me cry Yet, I did wipe away a sneaky tear or two as this little book burrowed its way into my heart Don t you just hate when that happens This could easily have fallen into the stereotypical category, but the gorgeous prose and touching exploration of first love and I chat to Celia Bryce about her writing, this novel and her next book here Anthem for Jackson Dawes was a deceiving book I looked at its gorgeous cover and its tiny little spine and thought there s no way you re going to make me cry Yet, I did wipe away a sneaky tear or two as this little book burrowed its way into my heart Don t you just hate when that happens This could easily have fallen into the stereotypical category, but the gorgeous prose and touching exploration of first love and loss made it something which continues to linger Everything about this just seemed to click for me, particularly the use of setting The majority of the story takes place on the ward and this in itself seemed rather realistic to me Megan s life before her diagnosis starts to dissolve around her and suddenly all her energy and attention is focused on Jackson and the ward She can t talk to her friends because they just don t understand and her mum s heartache for her is too much to bear Jackson understands though, and this is just what Megan needs someone who will just be and not ask her how she feels or what it s like When Megan was at home, I really felt her sense of being out of place and her need to be understood.At first I found it quite hard to connect to the characters, especially Megan I was annoyed by how bratty she came across, especially towards her mother However, theI read, theI felt this was her coping mechanism She did develop as a character with the help of the gorgeous Jackson Sometimes, special people come into your life at the perfect time and Jackson was this person for Megan The third person narrative was also confronting at first but, like Megan, it grew on me.Overall, this was a touching and poignant read with loveable characters placed in heartbreaking situations It s a beautifully written story of love, friendship and loss one which will stay with me for a long time Thank you to Bloomsbury for providing a copy of the book for review. This review and manycan be found at Maree s Musings.


  3. Laurence R. Laurence R. says:

    Oh, man I cried There s the kind of crying that s simply because you read something sad However, there s also the kind of crying that you go through when you read something that implies something sad That one s even worse than the first Since this book s about cancer, I experienced the second kind maybe eventhan the first I don t know why, but I needed to read this book after having read the summary In fact, I put everything else down just so I could read it in one night, two sittin Oh, man I cried There s the kind of crying that s simply because you read something sad However, there s also the kind of crying that you go through when you read something that implies something sad That one s even worse than the first Since this book s about cancer, I experienced the second kind maybe eventhan the first I don t know why, but I needed to read this book after having read the summary In fact, I put everything else down just so I could read it in one night, two sittings There was something in this summary that drew me to the story and I want to say that whoever wrote it did an amazing job Talking about the story itself, I found myself loving the side charactersthan the main one Not that I hated Megan or something, but I fell in love with Jackson, and the little kids, and Gemma, and Megan s grandfather For once, I felt like everyone else s personality was so much deeper than the main character s, which wasn t exactly a terrible thing, because it s a short novel and I still cared about the story I did find that it was a bit predictable, because I expected many events, but I guess it s also targeted for a younger audience when did I become too old for some books That can t be happening Anyway, I thought this story had a great message at the end, maybe not the one I was supposed to remember, butthe one about growing up and keeping friendships alive, which really struck me Overall, this isn t a perfect book, although I didn t really mention its flaws I guess there was just something missing, but I still really enjoyed reading it and my head hurts from crying earlier I recommend it


  4. A Book Vacation A Book Vacation says:

    To see my full review title and synopsis of this novel basically foreshadows the dismal events that will transpire within the pages, but even so, it s still a poignant look at the fragility of life, refusing to leave readers unscathed This is the story of cancer Of beating the odds Of watching good friends succumb It s a story of joy, heartbreak, and remembrance Though relatively short, it packs a punch that will definitely leave readers reaching To see my full review title and synopsis of this novel basically foreshadows the dismal events that will transpire within the pages, but even so, it s still a poignant look at the fragility of life, refusing to leave readers unscathed This is the story of cancer Of beating the odds Of watching good friends succumb It s a story of joy, heartbreak, and remembrance Though relatively short, it packs a punch that will definitely leave readers reaching for the tissue box, even though much of the prose is clipped and choppy, jumping from scene to scene as Megan attempts to come to terms with her illness as it reshapes her entire life Though I personally was not a huge fan of the main character, and she wasn t as developed as I d have liked her to be, she is very true to life She s also experiencing something completely raw, terrible, and emotional, and her attitude and disdain for those around her areso a reflex and yearning for normalcy than a true rendition of her persona Hence, I hold nothing against her as she comes into herself, embracing her diagnosis and coming to terms with the very real possibility that she may die This is a novel that truly tugs at the heart strings and, I imagine, will be a very difficult read for parents, as it deals with kids and teens in a cancer ward Although choppy and uneven at times, my emotions were rubbed quite raw near the end, and I found it was indeed a great anthem for Jackson Dawes


  5. Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies) Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies) says:

    This review was originally published at Fluttering ButterfliesI m not entirely sure what to make of Anthem of Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce I hadn t heard very much about it before I bought the book and I went into the story without any real indication of what the book would be about Anthem for Jackson Dawes was first out last year in hardback, and the paperback was published this month by Bloomsbury.And I think when I finished Anthem for Jackson Dawes, my overwhelming feelings were that I like This review was originally published at Fluttering ButterfliesI m not entirely sure what to make of Anthem of Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce I hadn t heard very much about it before I bought the book and I went into the story without any real indication of what the book would be about Anthem for Jackson Dawes was first out last year in hardback, and the paperback was published this month by Bloomsbury.And I think when I finished Anthem for Jackson Dawes, my overwhelming feelings were that I liked the idea of this bookthan I liked the actual execution of it Because this book is about a young girl who enters the cancer ward of a hospital and spends some time getting to know how things will work, the other children in the ward, the nurses and so on Megan is feeling pretty crappy about her situation She doesn t like how her cancer has disrupted her life and how she won t be able to continue doing the things she s used to, the things she enjoys doing She s not very fond of being on the children s ward, with the cartoon elephants on the walls and not much else for her to do in order to occupy her time The only person on the cancer ward the same sort of age as Megan is Jackson Dawes This really larger than life character who bubbles over with his warmth and energy and the way in which he speaks to everyone like he or she is the only other person in the world And through Megan s brief friendship with Jackson Dawes, she is better able to come to terms with her illness and the way in which things have changed in her life and in her relationships with those around her I did like the story, but I felt like I always wantedI wanted to see a bigger development in Megan s character from the beginning to end I wanted to seeof Jackson I wanted the relationship between Megan and Jackson to be less brief andmemorable While I did feel sad for Megan and Jackson and some of the other children on the ward, most notably Kipper, I didn t feel as though I knew any of them well enough I felt very detached from the story when a child on the ward dies midway through the book because there wasn t enough time within the pages for me to overly care about that character.And that is a shame I still enjoyed the story, especially the parts where Jackson and Megan go exploring in the hospital I loved Jackson s determination to break the rules and to live every moment that he was able to Jackson is definitely a character that I could see myself really falling for, I just think things were a bit too subtle for my liking


  6. Lottie Eve Lottie Eve says:

    3.5 Stars Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a novel with a lot of heart It s heartwarming, sweet, and very endearing But, admittedly, I felt a bit distant from the story as a whole I loved the characters and the plot, it just seems that I couldn t put as much emotional investment in the story as I have done with others I have been pondering about this for a while and I still haven t come up with why I had this problem This novel does have some really good qualities though.If you read the first fe 3.5 Stars Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a novel with a lot of heart It s heartwarming, sweet, and very endearing But, admittedly, I felt a bit distant from the story as a whole I loved the characters and the plot, it just seems that I couldn t put as much emotional investment in the story as I have done with others I have been pondering about this for a while and I still haven t come up with why I had this problem This novel does have some really good qualities though.If you read the first few pages, you will know that this is a story about a girl, Megan, that has been diagnosed with cancer, sent to the children s hospital ward, and put on Chemo And if you read even farther, you will know that Megan is in internal turmoil, and is scared for her future Fortunately, there is a certain sunshine of a person called Jackson Dawes who might be able to give Megan the friendship and comfort she needs.As you can see, this is a story about friendship and finding hope in the most unlikely places I loved the story even though I didn t have a large emotional attachment and breezed through the pages as fast as I could.Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes were wonderful characters I believe that they will be very easy to relate to, for many people, even though those many people have not suffered from cancer themselves Megan does a lot of growing as the pages go on, and she felt like a real character to me Jackson is a character filled with color and strange stories I couldn t help but smile when his name was written in a sentence.The side characters were also very satisfying character wise We have the mysterious, adorable Kipper, the serious but compassionate Sister Brewster, the humorous, fun Siobhan, and the absolutely amazing Bright family I loved reading about them all I did think that some of the moments that were supposed to make a person laugh fell flat Not all of them, but some Awhile this might only be a little thing among all the good things this novel has, I still found it bothersome This little quibble is really only based on my sense of humor so those moments might make someone else laugh to pieces.Bryce did an amazing job with the prose in this novel It was engaging, readable, and had a certain lightness about it that made this story very addicting.All in all, Anthem for Jackson Dawes is an great, strong debut novel, and I will certainly be looking out for Celia Bryce s next books Even though I did have some trouble with feeling connected to the story, this is very much worth the read since the good qualities that I mention are freaking good


  7. Mia Searles (The Muses Circle) Mia Searles (The Muses Circle) says:

    This review andcan be viewed over at my blog The Muses CircleMy Review Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a quiet little novel that had the potential to pack a strong punch with its challenging topic and themes, but somehow fell short on its delivery Characters weren t fully developed, and the story itself was just coming together when the author decided to wrap things up quicker than you can blink That being said, there is no denying Celia Bryce is a talented writer The poems at the beg This review andcan be viewed over at my blog The Muses CircleMy Review Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a quiet little novel that had the potential to pack a strong punch with its challenging topic and themes, but somehow fell short on its delivery Characters weren t fully developed, and the story itself was just coming together when the author decided to wrap things up quicker than you can blink That being said, there is no denying Celia Bryce is a talented writer The poems at the beginning and the end of the book are beautiful and makesense once the story is over and despite me wishing for , I did like how the scenes were purposely short, almost giving it a journal type feel.The story is set somewhere in the UK, so for those who are from the US, just go into the novel with an open mind It s not a difficult read by any means, but there may be words or phrases that aren t familiar Thirteen year old Megan, who has a brain tumor, arrives at the hospital to start treatment It only takes her a few moments to digest the fact that she has literally walked into a cancer ward for babies and little kidsToys being banged Something rattling Another thing chiming Whirring Squeaking Somewhere to the right there was a baby cryingShe is outraged that she will be spending the next several days in a kiddie ward She even thinks to herselfWhere were the other patients People like her People her agePerhaps she asked that question too soon because that s when Jackson Dawes comes barging into her life, the only other person around her age staying on the same ward Megan immediately dislikes him, thinking him rude, obnoxious, and the thing that irritates her the most why and how can he be so happy What I liked the most about Anthem for Jackson Dawes and what I think the author portrays well is the different ways people children in this case deal with having cancer Megan is fueled with anger and bitterness Jackson is jovial and mischievous, always trying to look at the bright side of cancer in his opinion, not mine , such as not having to really worry about school and driving the nurses crazy with his pranks and disappearing acts Then there is Kipper, a little girl who refuses to use her real name while in for treatments Her mother tells Megan that her daughter made her swear she would not reveal her real name Could it be that in order for Kipper to cope during treatments and stays at the hospital, she chooses to go by a fake name and live in an imaginary world Celia Bryce also subtly weaves in a few philosophical questions that Megan and Jackson are left to ponder Megan, coming face to face with the possibility that she could die, has a hard time coming to terms with why some people get to live long, healthy lives while others perish so young Her grandfather is nearly 100 years old and while her family prepares to celebrate another birthday with him, Megan doesn t want to go to the party even though she loves him dearly Although we mostly get to see Jackson s silly side, the one thing that seems to bother him is what kind of legacy would he leave behind if he should die Will he be remembered Maybe the reason he causes so much trouble is because it is his way of making sure he will never be forgottenThere are quite a few reviewers that didn t care for Megan, some finding her annoying and immature Maybe it s because I work with kids, but let us not forget that she is only 13 years old and many children around that age can try our patience And while I have never had cancer, I do know what it is like having medical problems at a young age, so you try to find any way you can to cope That being said, it was nice to see Megan start to warm up to not only Jackson, but to the little ones in the ward Jackson teaches her how important their role is, that they must set an example to the younger patients She learns this by watching Jackson somehow convince Kipper to take her medicine when no one, including her own mother, could do it.But while I loved all of these things, the story lacked development I know that may sound crazy since I just mentioned some of the themes running through the book, but that s all it is, just glimpses and impressions None of these themes are fully explored It is the same with the characters Just when the layers of Jackson are starting to peal away to reveal the true young man under the goofy exterior, the story ends It almost feels like we only get a small slice of the story.Oh and while I am on the topic of lack of character development and feeling like things aren t fully explained, I noticed something quite interesting Is Jackson Dawes black I absolutely don t have a problem with this I am bi racial but the author sticks in this small detail that I picked up around page 180Megan stared down at the pure black fingers wrapped around hers Her hand looked pale and tiny in hisWhen I read this and I started imagining Jackson Dawes as a young black kid, it made the story and this mysterious character that muchinteresting But Celia Bryce does not elaborate on this tidbit of information Maybe she did that on purpose, after all, that s not the point of the story But it does make me wonder Anthem for Jackson Dawes would be a great classroom read for middle schoolers and for those who want to ease into the topic of cancer and first love While not as powerfully moving as other books movies in the genre such as Jodi Picoult s My Sister s Keeper or the tear jerker Now Is Good , there is something beautifully haunting about the story that sticks with you for awhile But there is no doubt that the novel could have easily benefited from an extra 50 pages to fully flush out the main characters and story Oh, and for those out there that didn t like the book because it was terribly depressing It s a story about kids that have cancer for crying out loud Why are people surprised Mia The Muses Circle


  8. Stephanie Forster Stephanie Forster says:

    Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a book that I was very pleased to receive for review it really sounded like something I d enjoy Though the subject matter is rather difficult, I do enjoy reading about real life issues and I was interested in seeing how this YA book turned out Teenage cancer has been explored in several extremely popular books, namely The Fault in Our Stars, Before I Die and My Sister s Keeper, so Bryce really had to try hard to give us something new and something with a strong em Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a book that I was very pleased to receive for review it really sounded like something I d enjoy Though the subject matter is rather difficult, I do enjoy reading about real life issues and I was interested in seeing how this YA book turned out Teenage cancer has been explored in several extremely popular books, namely The Fault in Our Stars, Before I Die and My Sister s Keeper, so Bryce really had to try hard to give us something new and something with a strong emotional impact.This book is definitely a hard one to review, which is partially due to the content In general, I thought that this was a good book which was well written However, as the book is relatively short at 240 pages, there was not all that much depth to the story or characters This is a book revolving around young cancer patients, but most respectfully, the characters are the stars of the book not the illness I thought it was great that Bryce managed to really emphasise the personalities of the kids Of course, the characters were all in hospital for a reason they all had some form of cancer Bryce is clearly a careful writer she writes what is necessary, what is suitable for the age group she is writing for The writing is soft but concise Personally, I would have preferred somedepth to the book,detail,interactions, I especially wanted to knowabout the characters, how they really felt Our main character is Megan Bright, a teenager with a cancerous brain tumour Understandably, Megan is not happy being in hospital, let alone in the children s ward She feels lonely and she worries about her friends, whether or not they will keep in touch with her or not whilst she s sick There is only one older teenager on the ward, the upbeat, sociable and caring Jackson Dawes When they first meet, Megan isn t all that nice to Jackson even though he s only trying to be nice It could come across as a bit bratty , but to be honest, I think I would be the same in her situation she s scared Jackson and Megan certainly don t click straight away, but as Megan succumbs to his friendship, it s clear that they are a lovely couple of friends Though it s suggested that it s a romance between the two, I just saw it as a special connection, a friendship As you can imagine, this book isn t full of joy, though it s not deeply depressing throughout there is an undertone of melancholy There are a lot of extra upsetting moments dotted throughout the book, as well as many feelings of uncertainty Unfortunately, for some reason the book didn t hold the emotion that I really wanted it wasn t raw, intense or passionate enough, it just didn t grab me in the way that some other books have Maybe it s because, although I liked them, I didn t relate all that much to Megan or Jackson Maybe it s the lack of depth or detail I m not entirely sure Overall, Anthem for Jackson Dawes is a well executed book and one that isfriendly towards younger young adult audience I am very impressed with Bryce s writing and particularly enjoyed her description of the new cancer unit in the book, based on a unit in my home city Bryce has done really well and I would certainly like to seefrom her in the future


  9. Michelle Michelle says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I won an Uncorrected Proof of this book from Hooked on Books who are part of the Bloomsbury group i believe After getting the book and reading the back cover i thought oh boy this is going to be one of those books that make me cry For this reason it was a few weeks before i decided to read it.The book starts off with Megan going into hospital for her first bout of chemo after finding out she has a brain tumour While there she meets the only other teenager in attendance in the children s ward I won an Uncorrected Proof of this book from Hooked on Books who are part of the Bloomsbury group i believe After getting the book and reading the back cover i thought oh boy this is going to be one of those books that make me cry For this reason it was a few weeks before i decided to read it.The book starts off with Megan going into hospital for her first bout of chemo after finding out she has a brain tumour While there she meets the only other teenager in attendance in the children s ward.Jackson is full of jokes and seems to be happy all the time He is so charming that everyone instantly loves him Megan not so much She isn t interested in getting to know him because she has friends already and doesn t need anyone else in her life This soon changes Once she has started her treatment she soon begins to realise that she now lives in another world She is completely shut off from the outside world and only others in her situation can really understand what she is going through Her friends don t come to visit because it s hard and the things that meant so much to Megan only weeks before seem trivial now She finds that Jackson is the only one that really understands her and she comes to rely on him and shares a deep bond with him As the story goes on it is clear to the reader that Megan is falling in love with Jackson and knowing the situation these kids are in and the title of the book you know this isn t going to end in any happy ending I read this book within a couple of hours and it did keep my attention until i had finished it However the end section of the book really let it down in my opinion I knew that Jackson would probably die in the end since he had a rare form of cancer and the book title pretty much gives it away So to me when it got there the author just didn t grab that opportunity to make itIt was like Jackson was a huge part of Megan s story and he was a big enough part to the story that the author used his name for the book Yet he just disappeared Megan just accepts that he went home She doesn t try to visit him outside the hospital or contact him in any way To me that isn t believable If someone you love is dying you don t accept it It isn t a part of that process I have lost many loved ones and a good few from cancer and you don t give up until they are gone Yet she waits months until she finds out via a letter that he died.This was meant to be a life changing love for Megan So i think the author should have not removed him from the story that easily To truly feel the loss and make the reader feel it Jackson s death should have been a big part of that story I really wanted to rate this book better but given the way it ended i just couldn t It is a good book for a YA to read to gain perspective i think though It would teach them that things can change in an instant and to appreciate everything they have so yes i would recommend the book I was just disappointed in how it ended


  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.I picked up Anthem for Jackson Dawes thinking I was in for a really good, quick, sad read Unfortunately, that s not really what I got.Megan Bright has gone into hospital to get chemo for her brain tumour, only to discover she s being kept on a kids ward with babies and young children The only other teenager on the ward is Jackson Dawes, who is constantly appearing when he s not wanted, annoying the hell out of her But they may be the only people who c Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.I picked up Anthem for Jackson Dawes thinking I was in for a really good, quick, sad read Unfortunately, that s not really what I got.Megan Bright has gone into hospital to get chemo for her brain tumour, only to discover she s being kept on a kids ward with babies and young children The only other teenager on the ward is Jackson Dawes, who is constantly appearing when he s not wanted, annoying the hell out of her But they may be the only people who can help each other through their time in hospital, the people they need most.All in all, it was a sweet story, but it was just far too young for me Megan is thirteen, almost fourteen, and she s so young, she annoyed me most of the time She has cancer, and so you would expect her to be angry, but she mostly just teenage angsting over the most ridiculous of things In a way, I suppose you could say that the cancer didn t cause her to grow up too quickly and lose what makes her a young teen, but I generally can t handle such young angsting Also, later on, Megan moans herself about the things that her friends want to talk about that don t seem important any , yet she still acts exactly the same I just really didn t like her.The tagline on the cover is wrong, in my opinion This isn t a love story Jackson and Megan don t spend enough time together to fall in love It s a crush, they both fancy each other, but we don t get to know Jackson all that well He s rebellious, he likes music, he likes making the little kids smile with made up stories and wandering around, but that s about all we get Considering his name is in the title, we don t actually see as much of him as you would expect Most of it is just Megan s internal thoughts So yes, there are feelings, but it s not a love story.Finally, I would have expectedwhen it came to the medical side of things They re in a hospital, and thee are drips, vomiting, wheel chairs, and operations, but we re not really told about very much of it I wantedabout what they were going through, how they felt, but we didn t really get that.All in all, I was pretty disappointed with Anthem for Jackson Dawes, but I would say it sfor the younger YA audience It give enough info about cancer and treatment to make it believable but without scaring young readers, and the feeling between the two characters is quite sweet and innocent, perfect for younger readers Just not really for me.Thank you to Bloomsbury for the review copy


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Anthem for Jackson Dawes ❰Read❯ ➲ Anthem for Jackson Dawes Author Celia Bryce – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages And everybody loves Jackson He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson Anthem for PDF/EPUB or s extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson s future A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel.

  • Paperback
  • 231 pages
  • Anthem for Jackson Dawes
  • Celia Bryce
  • English
  • 27 March 2017
  • 1408827115

About the Author: Celia Bryce

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