This incredibly sensitive book tackles the difficult subject of childhood mortality. Pauline Fisk manages to do this by avoiding both cliche and mawkish sentimentality, but including a good dose of humour. Although the reader knows that this book is not going to deliver any miracles, the heroine doesn't know that and we are taken on her journey as she deals with her friend's illness while coping with her less than perfect family. Pauline Fisk is a clever and poetic author with a great eye and all of her books are excellent. This stands out as one of the best.
I purchased this book not realising it was a children's book or young adult, but read it anyway. It is based on two girls from different walks of life which come together and form a friendship. Unfortunately one of the girls gets cancer. It was a really interesting insight into how children cope with their illnesses. Well written and although very sad, a very thought provoking book.
This book is a children's/ young teens book about two young girls who are from different backgrounds but end up as friends, although their parents don't approve. Then one of them gets cancer and the illness really tests their friendship.
I did enjoy this story even though it is clearly aimed at younger audiences. It was a good storyline and I really enjoyed this book. It was quite sad as it was about children dealing with cancer but there was some humour in it and was really well written. I recommend this book to anyone, not just young teens.