Side Effects May Vary

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Julie Murphy

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne, Cassandra Campbell

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: March 2014

Duration: 9 hours 18 minutes


What if you'd been living your life as if you were dying, only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs, however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, who she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her archnemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger). But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she's said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she caused irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?

Julie Murphy's Side Effects May Vary is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.


  • Jennifer Castanon

    A good young adult listen. It will take you back to the good old days of high school.