Length: 8 hrs., 40 mins.
Honestly, this book was heavy. I don’t even know how to review/talk about a book that is about a sixteen-year-old girl and how she’s diagnosed with Leukemia and how her best friend describes the difficulties of coping with your “sister from another mister” dying before her very eyes.
I had to take some time with this book. Cancer is not exactly a light-hearted topic, and it’s certainly hard when somebody like a parent or grandparent is diagnosed, but a teenager of sixteen with her whole life ahead of her is crushed by something that nobody can control, makes it all the more difficult.
This book is good for a couple of reasons:
- It opens up the conversation of cancer, or any disease for that matter, that is life threatening. Cancer is serious.
- Even if you lose somebody close, time heals. It is possible to continue living life even if you thought it was a terrible idea because you’re guilty that they aren’t there too.
I enjoyed this book. It felt real. It did not feel excessive or dramatized, it was sincere.