Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sick Boy by Sean Waller

Kudos to Westfield author Sean Waller for writing a sensitive, informative and very real story about an 8th grade boy diagnosed with cancer. Tim is a likable, typical middle school student – focused on his friends, girls and his quest to make the freshman high school baseball team. Yet all that changes the instant he gets the devastating news that he is sick – seriously sick – with cancer.

His courageous fight against this dreadful disease is filled with poignant moments of hope and humor and reveals an underlying strength of character. The “middle school” dialog rings true in this fresh, well-paced story that never resorts to melodrama. An uplifting story on a serious, emotional subject. Highly recommended. 2011

A. Basso

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