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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I'm Still Here (Je Suis La) by Clelie Avit

Elsa is thirty and after a mountaineering accident, in a sort of irreversible coma in hospital.
Thibault accidentally barges into her room to avoid going into his brother's room as he is also
in hospital after a major accident. The story unfolds from there in alternating chapters told by both parties.

Unknown to doctors, friends and family Elsa is able to hear all that is spoken around her but not able to communicate by even a blink that she is functioning on one level at least. It is only Thibault, the absolute stranger who believes that Elsa is able to hear and that she is not brain dead.

A debate on whether to turn life support off is supported by the medical staff at the hospital but her family is dithering on the decision. Will Thibault's intervention help to save Elsa.

A little too bold on Thibault's part and a bit fairy tale ish the book was nevertheless engaging and unusual.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased read, courtesy of Grand Central Publishing.


  1. One I haven't heard of - sounds interesting.

  2. I like the sound of this one!

  3. That sounds very intriguing and unique. Great review!

  4. How scary to hear and not being able to do anything

  5. Sounds good. You always find such interesting books.