Mike, 16, has the perfect life-star baseball player, cute girlfriend, and loyal best friend-until the phone call that turns his life upside down. His father has pancreatic cancer. While his friends continue to live their lives, time stands still for Mike. His dad suffers through and begins the wasting away that cancer causes. A short period of remission brings a brief period of celebration. In the end, however, Mike finds that his bargains with God and his attempts to get along better with his sister are all for naught. His father dies and he must find a way to go on with his life.
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HARD HITUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Mark Warren's world is about to be turned upside down by his father's sudden diagnosis of cancer in this novel written in a spare, masterful sequence of poems. The tenth grader, an aspiring star ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsHillReads - LibraryThing
What a wonderful honest sad book about the horrors of a cancer diagnosis! Because it is in verse, it is a very quick read; but the impact of the book is strong. A book to make you cry and care! Read full review