by Amy Goldman Koss
Are you tired of books with sick kids dying bravely, teaching everyone a lesson? Then this book is for you! Not only does Izzy, 15, NOT die from lymphoma, but she doesn't always have a positive attitude about it. Learn from Izzy what it's really like to get diagnosed, be whisked off to the hospital to be poked and prodded and have surgery, then go through chemo with side effects like hair loss and nausea. She stops caring about school, gets annoyed that everyone who loves is either overhelping or doesn't know what to say, and finally learns how to go on when she realizes that cancer isn't necessarily a death sentence, and after the pain and needles and drugs, life goes on.