Everything Sad is Untrue
As a former middle school librarian and a member of our Board’s review committee and a lifelong book lover.... I’ve read a lot of books. I’ve also developed an instinct for which books will be well received by my middle school (Gr 7 and 8) students. So it is with a lot of confidence that I say that my intermediate female readers will love this story. It has a little bit of everything; tragedy, angst, romance, mystery... I WILL not ruin it for you by revealing any important details. Suffice it to say this is an awesome story of a girl who collapses one day during a track practice and awakens to the news that her heart is failing and she requires a transplant. Treat yourself and read it or buy it for your avid teen reader. My thanks to Candlewick Press for an ARC of this book.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
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