Zac and Mia

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Zac is well aware that the odds, as a teenager with pimples and cancer, are not exactly in his favor, a point made even more obvious when Mia, vain and fitful, moves into the adjacent room blaring pop music on repeat. Other than their unfortunate circumstances and familiarity with hospitals, these two have nothing in common. Until they have everything to lose.

Zac and Mia cling to each other when there’s nothing left to cling to, they find each other when there’s nowhere else to hide, they need each other more than anything else they need—more than improved percentages, more than normalcy, more than a wish, more than more time.

I felt my heart learning as they learned; to accept the unknown, the unexpected cruelty and the unwelcome change that is living with dying. I was able to overlook their suffering and see love as a cure for most things. I laughed out loud and waited for them to see it too, that despite diagnoses, IV’s and primitive fear we can find something special if we let ourselves look. Witty, tender and genuine, this is everything you want to find in a book based on bad luck, hope, and the chances we’re happy we took.

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Author A. J. Betts
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 02-Sep-2014
ISBN 9780544331648
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Issue December 2014
Category Young Adult


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