Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this November? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!
After two years of treatment for leukemia, Norah Levy is ready to return to normal. The hospital social worker warns her the transition back may be tricky, but Norah isn’t worried. Compared with battling cancer, how tricky can seventh grade be?
Very. Everyone treats Norah differently now. Her best friends are part of new groups. Nobody quite understands.
And then she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of drawing and Greek mythology. Norah is desperate not to be that girl who had cancer, but secret-keeping becomes impossible and Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story and still be able to move on and have her normal life.
What made it all the scarier was that the castle did not stay in the same place. Sometimes it was a tall black smudge on the moors to the northwest, sometimes it reared above the rocks to the east, and sometimes it came right downhill to sit in the heather only just beyond the last farm to the north. You could see it actually moving sometimes, with smoke pouring out from the turrets in dirty gray gusts.