Throwing My Life Away
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Throwing My Life Away


7 photographs, 2 weeks, an entire life to get back. No problem, right?

After her stepfather accidentally throws away her high school mementos, sentimental Mariska is pretty sure the world is over. That is, until she comes up with a plan. She's going to recreate her past, with a little help from her friends.

It's not easy to rally everyone into helping, especially Caine, who couldn't be less sentimental about anything if he were a park bench. But from a guerilla kite festival to convincing her ex-boyfriend to recreate her lost prom picture, Mariska is willing to do what it takes.

With a little nudging from Caine, Mariska starts to realize she can't actually get her past back. And maybe that's okay. Because while she's so focused on the past, she's missing out on the present, where her friends are busy having the summer of their lives. And where funny, quiet Caine might just be the future she never knew she wanted.

Title:Throwing My Life Away
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook

    Throwing My Life Away Reviews

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Jan 05, 2017

    So it's time for me to own up to the fact that I like fun books. Girly books. Highschool nostalgia books. CHICK BOOKS.Cause I've been waaaaay too intellectual to read any fun stuff. It was all a no-no...

  • Stacee
    Nov 26, 2016

    I have loved all of Liz's books and she writes some of the best banter, so I was ridiculously excited to get the chance to read this early.I liked Mariska. She's a little crazy with the memories and t...

  • Danielle (Love at First Page)
    Dec 22, 2016

    3-3.5 starsLiz Czukas is the queen of cute and fluffy! Plus, the nostalgia is strong with this one. It brought back so many of my own high school memories. Although Mariska was a little dramatic for m...

  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
    Dec 06, 2016

    Initial Impressions 12/6/16: Probably a solid four stars! I've read everything Liz Czukas has written and loved them all! THROWING MY LIFE AWAY was one of the most realistic contemporary stories that ...

  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    Dec 17, 2016

    THIS BOOK IS SO PRECIOUS. But more importantly, it’s such a “me” book and I absolutely loved every bit of it.I’m convinced Mariska is the fictional version of myself- she’s a fan of 35mm fil...

  • Lynn
    May 13, 2017

    I really enjoyed the first two YA books by this author. They went on my favorites list. Then she started writing NA and I didn't care for those but I'm not much of a NA fan in general. I was excited t...

  • Preena
    Mar 21, 2017


  • Brenda Brown
    Mar 08, 2017

    I really liked this one! I loved Mariska's growth and her best friend Sun was fab. Also the slow-build romance was really well done....

  • Betsy Norman
    Dec 20, 2016

    What a fun read! I especially enjoyed the attempts at re-creating some of the lost pics, and how they became new memories for Mariska and crew. Super imaginative - my favorites were the ninja scene (n...

  • Mehsi
    Mar 21, 2017

    Liz Czukas did it again! Another book, another epic story. The review may be a bit chaotic, sorry, my emotions are still running all over the place. Memories, a last summer, friendship, and romance!Ma...

About Liz Czukas

Liz Czukas

Liz Czukas is the author of fun YA romances like ASK AGAIN LATER (2014) and TOP TEN CLUES YOU'RE CLUELESS (2014), and THROWING MY LIFE AWAY (2016). She also writes fun New Adult romances like WHEN JOSS MET MATT under the name Ellie Cahill. Want to be the first to know the latest releases and giveaways from Liz Czukas? Sign up for Liz's newsletter HERE OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGR