Seventy days of summer. That’s ten weeks with no classes, no homework, no…anything. Just enough time for Corinne and her best friend, Romi, to undergo a transformation that will put them on next year’s A-List at school. At least, that was the plan, until Corinne’s mom reveals a terrible secret that not only threatens to change Corinne’s summer, but the rest of her life forever.
What people are saying:
"Corinne and her best friend Romi have big plans for the summer before they start tenth grade. They are tired of being invisible at school and are ready to transform themselves and join the popular crowd. However, Corinne’s plans are quickly quashed when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer...
This creative collaboration between Diersch and London realistically portrays Corinne’s development in the aftermath of her mother’s diagnosis. Corinne is an entirely believable 14-year-old Vancouverite dealing with familiar issues in a relatable way... While sustaining the importance of hope and a positive attitude when faced with breast cancer, Diersch and London are equally skilled at communicating the serious nature of this disease and are explicit in some of the more devastating consequences of treatment. It is important for a teenage audience to have access to such discussion, especially if they are facing a similar situation.
Overall, Diersch and London have written a book that deals with breast cancer openly and realistically... "
- Laura Dunford is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature program at the University of British Columbia.
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