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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2010 - JUVENILE FICTION - 128 pages
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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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User Review  - Jessika.C - LibraryThing

I didn’t hate it but I didn’t like it either. Brendon just found out he has leukemia and it feels like the end of the world. He’s in his final year of high school, made captain of the basketball team ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ellen Schwartz has authored books for children and adults. In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories, and her stories for children have been published in children's magazines and teaching anthologies. Ellen, whose background is in education, currently works as a corporate and curriculum writer and editor, and teaches creative writing classes at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Ellen has two daughters and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.