Wendy Mills, Young Adult Author
heartfelt, three-hankie exploration of a topic all too many teens must
Jodi Picoult for teens meets Lurlene McDaniel. Beautiful written, beautifully moving, a vivid contemporary story of a girlís unusual but terrible dilemma - and the love story that springs from it.
Erin Baileyís life changes forever the day her mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. Itís always just been Erin and Mom, so living without her is not an option.
Life takes another turn when her momís cancer is linked to a rare genetic mutation, and Erin must decide whether to have her own DNA tested. Is it better to know now? Or should she wait until she is older? With a future so uncertain now, Erin finds comfort in two places: Ashley, a new online friend who understands Erinís newly found genetic burden, and flying lessons, where looking to the horizon calms her fears.
Summoning courage she never knew she had, Erin embarks on a journey from the depths of frustration and despair to the heights of freedom and acceptance in a thought-provoking story about life, death, and difficult choices along the way.
"...will be highly appealing to teens who would be interested in a more modern take on a well-trod genre."
--School Library Journal