'How to live on the Edge' by Sarah Lynn Scheerger, is a heartwarming story which follows two sisters, whose mother died of breast cancer when they were very young. The women in their family don't live past 40 and they have pretty much got it into their heads that they will also die. They receive a series of videos their mother recorded before she died which brings a lot of things into perspective for them. It deals with the tough questions that people with the BRCA gene mutation or with cancer in the family have to ask themselves everyday. How do you live life to the fullest? I did really enjoy this books and it was a really nice read.
There was no major plot line, but it was so wonderful to see a YA novel that was a little bit unique, and dealt with a serious topic other than the usual (I.e suicide, drugs and sexual content). I enjoyed following the relationship between the two sisters and how strong they were (I also found it a bit annoying at times) ! There were really positive views on romantic relationships which was fantastic, rather than your typical YA book where the female characters throw themselves at their love interest. But at times I found the book a bit boring, and I think the themes could have gone a lot deeper than they did. The videos from the mother were also a bit unrealistic and I found them a little forced. Overall, it was a really nice read which I did enjoy. And it really made me think about what it means to live life to the fullest.