Mia is the quintessential high school A-lister: popular, non-exclusively dating the captain of the soccer team, extremely high GPA, everything Mia's mother has ever wanted. When you have everything good going your way, you have everything to lose. After Mia finds out she has leukemia, she feels like everything she has achieved will slip away from her. So she decides to keep her illness a secret from all her friends and her boyfriend. The only one she lets in is her lifelong best friend, Gyver-the guy next door who is poised to become so much more in her life. Mia is always looking for signs in her everyday life, to shape her decisions, and now that she's sick, she's desperate for a sign that she is going to survive.
First-time author Schmidt gracefully incorporates weighty subject matter a teenager battling leukemia into an inspirational yet unsentimental novel about love, trust, and hope. After receiving her diagnosis, popular cheerleader Mia Moore who obsessively seeks out hidden symbols and signs to determine her decision-making faces two problems: surviving chemotherapy and following her mother's suggestion to keep her illness secret. Mia has already explained her condition to her longtime neighbor and confidante, Gyver, but his unconditional support doesn't make it any easier to lie to her girlfriends and her new boyfriend, Ryan. Pretending nothing is wrong is as taxing as her cancer treatments, and when Mia finally confesses the truth to Ryan and the cheerleading squad, their reactions are not what she expects. The dramatic physical changes Mia undergoes are honestly addressed, yet they are less in the forefront than her emotional transformation. Schmidt's heroine believably vacillates between stoicism and indignation as she learns to rely less on superstitious signals to predict her future and more on herself, taking charge of the matters within her control. Ages 12 up.
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Best book in the world
I'm a super slow reader and I have read through it in less than 2 months, instead of like 8 months. Seems stupid, but I really love this book
I love this book it is by far my favorite book ever