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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: cancer, perseverance, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2010
Lexile Level: HL470L
Fry Reading Level: 2.3
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Brendan has it all—captain of the basketball team, good friends, a beautiful girlfriend and a loving family—until he is diagnosed with leukemia. Terrified and convinced that no one understands what he is going through, Brendan faces chemotherapy alone, until he meets Lark. She is also in treatment, although her condition is much worse, and yet she remains positive and hopeful. Brendan is torn between feeling sorry for himself and the love for life that Lark brings to even the simplest thing. Through Lark, he discovers the strength to go on, to fight for survival and to love.

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