Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Koss, Amy Goldman.
Roaring Brook Press, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 4.9
ISBN 1596432942
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Have you even been thrown a life changing event and never thought you would make it through? That is exactly what happens to Izzy when she awakes one morning to find out that she has lymphoma. Not only is eighth grade difficult enough, but Izzy has to deal with having cancer, too.

"Mom!" I yelled.   "What's lymphoma?"

"He said they have much better luck with it now," she answered, if you can call that an answer. Then she auto-dialed my aunt Lucy, and I heard her say, "Lou? They think Isabelle has cancer. Meet us at Children's Hospital. We're going now," and she hung up.

They thought I had what? Then I was on floor too, as if all my bones had either melted or been suddenly removed. (pages 17, 18)   (Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominee 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Cancer -- Fiction.
                        Chemotherapy -- Fiction.
                        Family problems -- Fiction.

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