Monday, August 1, 2016

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

"When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics."

“So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.” - taken from

Yes, this book is a lot like The Fault In Our Stars where two kids are battling cancer. Where this book stands out is how Zac and Mia form an unlikely friendship due to their diagnoses and meeting in the cancer ward. Just a little romance but the depths of their friendship to keep one another from breaking is where this story shines..

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