"Tenderly told, this story is aptly written for teens. It's poignant, informative and bathed in all kinds of emotions. The author succinctly describes the transplant process with detailed medical accuracy and compassion, while clinging to the tyranny of just being sixteen. Captivating, touching tale!"
- Sacramento Book Review
"Shari Maurer does a brilliant job of taking the reader through this emotional journey with Emmi, her friends, and family. I found myself laughing one minute and on the brink of tears the next. The story felt well researched and I could imagine the pain and frustration the characters dealt with daily. I also thought the story sent a message to readers about life. My interpretation left me with a reminder of how precious each day of our lives is and not to take anything, especially your health for granted."
- Ellz Readz blog
1. What do many teens take for granted? How does society encourage this kind of thinking?
2. Why do teens think they are immortal or invincible? What events give them different insight?
3. Is there a difference between a reason and an excuse for a behavior? Does it matter? When is it okay to betray a friend? Are stress or alcohol acceptable reasons?
4. Why do teens judge themselves and others on appearance?
5. What coping skills allow teens to face adversity?
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