Author: Melissa Kantor
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads: Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had big plans for the future, none of which included Olivia getting sick. Still, Zoe is determined to put on a brave face and be positive for her friend.
Even when she isn’t sure what to say.
Even when Olivia misses months of school.
Even when Zoe starts falling for Calvin, Olivia’s crush.
The one thing that keeps Zoe moving forward is knowing that Olivia will beat this, and everything will go back to the way it was before. It has to. Because the alternative is too terrifying for her to even imagine.
Ope’s Opinion: This young adult book is worth the read. There haven’t been too many (YA books) in my opinion lately worth my time, but this one has renewed my interest in this genre. Melissa Kantor kept my attention the whole time, I wanted to keep reading to the very end.
I loved the relationships in this book. The friendship was at the center of the book. The adults were involved in their children’s lives, the young adults had appropriate relationships with each other as well as with the adults. It wasn’t all perfect and wonderful, but the emotions felt real.
Take out the “f” word and this book would have been a four and a half for me.