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By Ellen Schwartz

Brendan has it all-captain of the basketball crew, solid neighbors, a gorgeous female friend and a loving family—until he's clinically determined with leukemia. Terrified and confident that not anyone is familiar with what he's going via, Brendan faces chemotherapy by myself, until eventually he meets Lark. She is additionally in remedy, even though her situation is far worse, and but she continues to be confident and hopeful. Brendan is torn among feeling sorry for himself and the affection for all times that Lark brings to even the easiest factor. via Lark, he discovers the energy to head on, to struggle for survival and to like.

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I don’t answer. They leave. I curl up tighter on the bed, hugging the bucket. Chapter Seven An hour later I’m half lying, half sitting up in bed, holding the bucket. The nausea meds haven’t kicked in yet. If I lie all the way down, the nausea gets worse. If I sit up, my head hurts. My stomach heaves. I lean on an elbow and retch. Again. Wipe my mouth. Rinse with water, spit. The water swirls over the brownish puke. Yesterday’s lentil soup, the odd orange fleck of carrot. Nurse Sangha cleans out the bucket, brings me my toothbrush.

That’s great,” I say. ” Nobody says anything for a minute. I see Coach nudge Petrowski. Looking embarrassed, Petrowski steps forward. He takes something from behind his back. It’s a wooden plaque. “We…uh…since we won the regionals…we…uh…I mean, they gave us this…” “Way to go, Petrowski, you smooth talker,” Seth teases. There’s laughter. Petrowski blushes. He thrusts the plaque into my hands. ” MOUNTAINVIEW SECONDARY SCHOOL—REGIONAL CHAMPIONS, it says in fancy letters. I look up. All their eyes are on me.

And fear. And the whole time I have my parents yammering at me. I tried to tell them they didn’t have to stay, but they wouldn’t hear of leaving me to face it alone. So here they are, each holding one of my hands, talking across me in dueling conversations. “Daunorubicin is very effective at finding and destroying lymphoblasts—,” my mom begins. “Marcia, I don’t think Brendan wants to hear about the drugs right now,” my dad interrupts. “But he needs to be involved in his treatment. It’s a critical factor in fighting the disease.

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