The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.
You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.
This book is about two Australian teens with cancer and show how they handle it in completely different ways. There are both points of view but it starts with Zac stuck in his room recovering from a bone marrow transplant. I enjoyed his voice and his sense of humor. His ways of dealing with his cancer involve math and statistics. Mia is something else. She is angry and bitter. They unexpectedly become friends. One reason I needed to keep reading is because I had to know if Mia was able to get past her anger and bitterness. She really wasn't a nice person, but she was a pretty, popular teenage girl who suddenly was in this situation she couldn't smile her way out of. I enjoyed this story. Not too many tears. I recommend for fans of YA.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !
My Source: netgalley
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