The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A unique read, as the children in the beginning go to see a fortune teller, where they all allow her to define when they will ‘die’ as part of her meeting with each of them. While so many of us may be afraid of dying, the perspective of each of the siblings, and how they let this ‘date’ define their lives. Each of their personalities show as they go through their siblings deaths, life events, and the aging process - you realize just how defining each event in your life could be if you were waiting for your death date.

It raised more questions than a normal fiction novel would, as the story was moving in how our most precious relationships are sometimes overlooked until it is too late. It made me want to remember to be present, live today not waiting for ‘more’ and to enjoy each step of the journey.

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