I would give this book 5 out of 5. I thought it was a great book with realistic relationships and feelings. I think it would be great novel to use in a high school class and I think both boys and girls would find this interesting. This novel is about a high school girl needing a heart transplant and the relationship struggles she has during this time. I thought it dealt with the concept of organ donors and transplants very tastefully. It also delves into how a transplant would affect relationships with others including parents, siblings, best friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, and even doctors. Both boys and girls would be able to share their feelings about the relationship. It also touches on the support needed by the person who is going through a situation like this and would open up the possibilities for our young people to realize that there may be someone in their life that may need this support. I would highly recommend this for the school library as well as a classroom study.
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