Published: Text Publishing
Source: Own book
Zac is in an isolation room because he has just had a marrow transplant as he has a blood cancer. His mother keeps him company, except when he can come up with some errand for her to accomplish and give him some few minutes alone.
Then in the next door room loud music just before loud voices have blared through. Zac soon finds out he has a young girl next door to him.
Slowly a tentative relationship begins first through knocks and then later by social media. Mia has a cancer on her lower leg. Zac is a numbers guy, he knows her percentage for making it through is high. Yet Mia is angry and her mother seems to leave as soon as she arrives to visit.
And so the story moves on. I am not going to give any more detail as if you read this book you don't want to know what happens along the way to the close of this book. Suffice it to say I read this engaging book in one day.
Zac and Mia were each in their own way beautiful, courageous young human beings. It was a very moving and uplifting story; friendship, love and family being there, were the winners. I smiled and I reached for the tissues - at different times of course. It asked questions about life and death with great honesty. If you have the chance pick up this Australian YA book and read it!
I had the good fortune to win this book in 2013 from Obsession with Books blog when Sharon participated in the blog tour for this book. Thanks Sharon and Text Publishing.