Synopsis: “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.
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
- Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
- Post it.
- Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)
MIA: R u a girl?
I opt for a short message. Brief is better. This touch screen is a minefield.
ZAC: I’m here
I added the last part for clarification, though I lose a few seconds considering the options of “boy” and “man.” Surely she knows I’m male! She’s seen me through my window at least four times.
*The Friday 56 is a Weekly Meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.