Six Months to Live (Dawn Rochelle, #1) by Lurlene McDanielMy best friend read this when we were 12 and bought me a copy at her school library book sale. We were totally obsessed - and I cant, for the life of me, figure out why. But we would adapt it into impromptu plays on the stage of the old school I lived by, and talk about it for hours. In hindsight, it really is a wonder why I chose to love it so much, since it is not at all like anything I would enjoy reading now. Maybe it was a friendship loyalty things. Maybe I thought I should love it since Kendra loved it, because she was the big literary influence in my life (based on the [come to find out, fake] fact that she learned to read before me). In any case, books like this should have been banned, far and wide, from my bookshelf. As a chronic worry wart and unrelenting hypochondriac, this work of fiction gave me all the medical backing I needed to convince myself I had cancer whenever I had a headache that lasted more than 15 minutes or felt fatigued in the middle of the day. Turns out, those were just symptoms of an onset of my teenage years.
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The adaptation of the best-selling novel by John Green follows a young teen diagnosed with cancer who goes about living her life as normally as she can. Though the book is inspired by a young woman who lost her battle with thyroid cancer , the story is a work of fiction. Recently, we caught up with Green and asked about his decision to write a fictional book about cancer. To research the book, Green says he spoke with a lot of people familiar with the disease and read a lot of material on the subject. Ultimately, Greene says his decision behind writing the book was to write about illness. A lot of times I think that, from the outside, maybe we imagine sick people as being defined by their illness or as being simply, merely sick.
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