The Measure By Nikki Erlick

The Measure By Nikki Erlick


Your fate arrives in a box on your doorstep. Do you open it?

It seems like just another morning.

You make a cup of tea. Check the news. Open the front door.

On your doorstep is a box.

Inside the box is the exact number of years you have left to live.

The same box appears on every doorstep across the world.

Do you open yours?

My Thoughts:

I was after a book that had a new and fresh idea and this book came along. The chapters are broken down into different people and their stories. Everyone over 22 years of age receives a box that has a piece of string in it and the length determines how long you have left in the world. The story follows a few people and how they deal with their news either good or bad. It was a very thought provoking and life affirming read for me and I am sure everyone else who reads it will think the same. It is a very clever concept to write about and I think Nikki the author has done really well and this is her debut novel. I don’t know what I would do if I received a box, there are so many questions to think about. I would prefer not to know but just to live my life to the fullest. The only thing I would say about this book is it did go on and felt toward the end that it could of been wrapped up a while before, but I did enjoy reading it.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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