Sick Kids in Love

Sick Kids in LoveIsabel Has One Rule No DatingIt S Easier It S Safer It S Better For The Other PersonShe S Got Issues She S Got Secrets She S Got Rheumatoid ArthritisBut Then She Meets Another Sick KidHe S Got A Chronic Illness Isabel S Never Heard Of, Something She Can T Even Pronounce He Understands What It Means To Be Sick He Understands Her Than Her Healthy Friends He Understands Her Than Her Own Father Who S A DoctorHe S Gorgeous, Fun, And Foul Mouthed And Totally Into HerIsabel Has One Rule No DatingIt S Complicated It S Dangerous It S Never Felt Better To Consider Breaking That Rule For Him Sick Kids In Love is getting slammed on the best of the year shelf SO FAST that my heart is still beating overtime I loved it Absolutely, wholly, achingly so I m really passionate about ownvoices books and disability lit, especially when both collide in stories that are so deeply needed in this world This is about the reality of chronic illnesses, and it s also about control and being vulnerable and being proud and owning your mistakes and apologising It has TWO Jewish main characters Sick Kids In Love is getting slammed on the best of the year shelf SO FAST that my heart is still beating overtime I loved it Absolutely, wholly, achingly so I m really passionate about ownvoices books and disability lit, especially when both collide in stories that are so deeply needed in this world This is about the reality of chronic illnesses, and it s also about control and being vulnerable and being proud and owning your mistakes and apologising It has TWO Jewish main characters Which I loved And I am a MESS over it, in the best possible way.I thoroughly want everyone to read this book e v e r y o n e The sick kids don t die in this one This is the tagline and you KNOW this book isn t here to mess around with problematic stereotypes This is reason 4984 we needOwnvoices disability and chronic illness rep, okay So I have a disability but i m able bodied, so I m not equating my experience to Isabel and Sasha s completely in this review at all But I have to sayso much of this book resonated with me, had me turning pages fervently into the night unable to put it down, while I felt so very seen.Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis and Sasha has Gaucher Disease Her illness is invisible, his isn t There is so so much nuance in the discussion of this, how it feels to be told you re perfectly healthy when your body is screaming in pain How Isabel is gaslit by doctors and literally has moments where she s scared she made up her pain How her friends encourage her to do things that will leave her in pain because they don t want to hold her back How she IS disabled but can she be proud of it Can she own it, when people like Sasha are obviously worse Sasha is constantly in hospital, his bones break so easily, he goes on oxygen a lot, his body bares the scares of wounds and devastations and shutting down organs.Like, it just makes me cry to read a book about disability where you can acknowledge the suckage and also be proud of who you are And these kids are 16 so YES they make mistakes and they can be shitty to each other I really really really loved that too They re flawed and they re perfect because of that I want to read books where they re disabled or sick and they DON T die and they DON T have to become someone else to find love And none of this is a spoiler because it s literally the tagline all the romance feels.Okay so also, the romance is perfect and 10 10 would die for Sasha and Isabel I also super loved how the book features a growing relationship I love meetcutes where that s the whole romance dynamic, but I also wantbooks about learning TO be in a relationship that isn t all we just met so everything is perfect feels GAH THESE TWO My heart imploded for them and their growing pains.I just so so so wanted them to be okay together.new favourite charactersI mean obviously I m going to gush this whole review Buckle up.Isabel Like I love her She s in pain and struggling, she doesn t want to change for a boy, but how do you know when you re changing for better She s not always nice She s real She s not a risk taker She s not always okay but she doesn t know when she s allowed to admit it And she DOES N O T DATEbut then there s Sasha.Sasha okay he is ADORABLE and a total dork and falls in love very very fast They re both Jewish so they connect over that, while Sasha just sort of envelops Isabel into his messy and dynamic family And I love how he s perfect but he s not, and he s very very sick, but doesn t get angry But he forgets his perspective isn t the only one.Also my favourite thing Just them hanging out Just them being CUTE TOGETHER Omg the cute levels shattered me at every opportunity I loooooove them You know what will be fun What When we can stop pretending that we re interesting people who go out and do things and instead we can hang out and just do nothing It s incredible to hear those words out of someone s mouth besides mine Not that I ve ever said them, actually Who would I say them to That sounds amazing, I say RelatableContentI can t even stop thinking about it.It s definitely the kind of book that has stuck with me I finished it and immediately wanted to reread Loveable and messy, and heartbreaking and healing It has so much pain and pride, and it s incredibly well written Dialogue you ll be addicted to Cute moments to smother yourself in smiles Heart wrenching moments you will closer your eyes and panic over This book, okay This book Y know I googled you, too, he says You did Yeah, well first I had to look you up because you said your dad was they know, the head guy, and I was curious And then I found out your last name was Garfinkel and realised you must be Jewish, and so now I m in love with you I m sick, I say And I don t wish that I wasn t And I don t really care how uncomfortable that makes you any I think it was like She paints a stripe of nail polish We didn t want you to feel like you were less capable And I appreciate that, but I don t actually need to feelcapable I need to feel like it s okay to not becapable I have to rename this book and call it Amazing kids in love I m so pissed off because my early request was rejected by NetGalley and I had to wait for the actual release date and after book s releasing, I had already too much books on my plate to consume So I wasted a lot of time to get my hands on this one and as soon as I started, I mesmerized and loved the story so much I wished I could read it before.It s not heart wrecking, extreme emotional story which made me like itThe book c I have to rename this book and call it Amazing kids in love I m so pissed off because my early request was rejected by NetGalley and I had to wait for the actual release date and after book s releasing, I had already too much books on my plate to consume So I wasted a lot of time to get my hands on this one and as soon as I started, I mesmerized and loved the story so much I wished I could read it before.It s not heart wrecking, extreme emotional story which made me like itThe book contains so many heavy stuffs like chronic illnesses, betrayal, abandonment, neglect, dysfunctional families You feel so sorry for these lovely characters never treated with kid gloves, learning to deal so much pain at early stages of their lives.SASHA, sweet, patient, smart, sarcastic, caring boyfriend and ISABEL also smart, friendly, lonely, sad, insecure about her own feelings, always needs to hear people s thoughts before giving a decision They re both sick, suffering, spending most of their youth time at the hospitals, having limited capacity to achieve something needs too much physical performance Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis, even standing at the subway car or flipping book pages could be hurtful for her joints and Sasha has Gaucher disease His bones can break easily, taking his oxygen tube with him, suffering from bleeding nose Isabel always questions everything with her life because when she was sick, she hasn t been diagnosed and she had gaslighted by her own doctors who told her she was okay Then her mother left her with her father who had a crazy work schedule yes, ironically, her father is a doctor, too forced him spending so much time out of the house Isabel lives alone most of the time, trying to adapt with her healthy friends lives She has a rule not to date because she doesn t know how to trust people or how to trust her own self because she never had good role models to guide her to make better life choices.And then she meets Sasha Isabel doesn t like to take risks, calculating her every move, being afraid of making mistakes But she likes this boy a lot Sasha has entertainingly weird and messy crowded family Isabel finds herself become a member of this family, too Sasha seems taking her insecurities seriously and with his patience, he finally achieves to deal with her stubbornness so they start to date.They made mistakes shitty ones did wrong things said wrong things but they learned from them and they improved because they achieved to talk with each other openly and honestly It s inevitable, they fell in love and I have to admit THEY ARE FREAKINGLY ONE OF THE CUTEST LITERARY COUPLES I ve lately read.Other thing I loved the most about this book, the column questions and Sasha s witty, smartass, entertaining answers which made me laugh so hard.From supporting characters I loved Ashley of course I m joking, I hate the guts of controlling, self obsessed, cruel bitch and I m so sure she didn t deserve friendship of Isabel.Maura was okay, at least as a friend she tried to understand Isabel s condition and empathizes with her I think Sasha s dead Dmitri and sister Nadia are my favorite supporting characters.I loved this meaningful, realistic, effective writing style and well rounded characters and of course those amazing kids story would always stay in my heart.I already started to checkMoskowitz s books and added Gone Gone Gone to my tbr mountain I started to sell tickets for skiing and it getshumongous at each second I m so sure I m gonna love it, too But this book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter It s spooky to read about a character who has such a similar illness to me but also really powerful It s nice to feel seen Overall this was very cute and the main thing that propelled me forward was reading about how the couple navigated chronic illness Always great to read new perspectives. I feel seen.And in the best possible sense This is own voices for chronic illness rep and it is seriously brilliant Not only is this story utterly adorable and will fulfil any need you have in your life for a cute and fluffy storyBut it s also authentic I didn t even know that was truly possible before this book Sick kids in love Sick kids being cute and adorable while being real and honest.Sick kids taking ownership of their identity Sick kids being allowed to be sick kids and not alwa I feel seen.And in the best possible sense This is own voices for chronic illness rep and it is seriously brilliant Not only is this story utterly adorable and will fulfil any need you have in your life for a cute and fluffy storyBut it s also authentic I didn t even know that was truly possible before this book Sick kids in love Sick kids being cute and adorable while being real and honest.Sick kids taking ownership of their identity Sick kids being allowed to be sick kids and not always having to be seen to be brave or be battling Sick kids just living their best lives while being sick Sick kids being funny.Sick kids being sad.Sick kids not having all the answers.Sick kids being friends with other sick kids Sick kids being friends with healthy kids Sick kids choosing to go out and use up all their energy and thusly pay for it withpain and fatigue the next dayand or days after Sick kids who don t have to die to inspire the able bodied.Sick kids who doubt their sicknesses Sick kids who question their pain tolerance.Sick kids who know their bodies and illnesses better than anyone else Sick kids who fight for the right to be seen in a world full of invisible illnesses Sick kids who dare to question if it s better to look sick or look like everyone else.Sick kids who get to fall in love Sick kids who get to prove that everyone is deserving of love and that loving someone sick is not a good deed It is not one person caring for the other in the manner of one tending to the other s health It is simply just love I am sick Have been for the majority of my life My life is about management and not cure I am sick and that is okay You don t have to pity me or be inspired by me I am just sick That is my normal I still live a good life I live with pain, with fatigue, with weakened immunity But I also live with humour, with passions, with interests, with hopes, with dreams I live with medications, medical aids, frequent trips to hospital I require assistance for simple tasks but also have a firm grip on my independence I am sick and I am okay with being sick I have made my peace with it I am sick and some days I am not okay with being sick Somedays there is no peace and that is okay too.I am sick it defines who I am and how I have to live I am sick but it does not completely define me I am a glorious medley of emotions and feelings, of hopes and dreams and am no different to anyone else This book is mostly about society making its peace with those of us who are sick This book shows how ableist well intentioned, able bodied people can be and how those of us who are sick come up against ableism at every corner The book uses humour and romance to explore what it means to be sick through the eyes of Ibby who has rheumatoid arthritis She meets a fellow sick kid, Sasha, who has Gaucher s disease And they hit it off And what follows is the sweetest love story ever It s sensitive It s soft It happens gently but in the most majestic of ways And because of her relationship with Sasha and their kinship in knowing what it means to be sick, Ibby s eyes are opened to another way of thinking Or not really that she thinks differently She just gainscourage and takes a stronger foothold into her own personhood She begins to speak out about ableist attitudes that her friends and family havethey don t mean to be ableist but best intentions don t ultimately excuse the ignorant I think I highlighted about fifty percent of this novel on my kindle I just kept going yes I think this way I have felt like that Friends have said this to me etc etc But what s truly great is this book doesn t paint all chronic illnesses with the one brush It creates this sick person narrative that lets the reader know that those of us with chronic illness each experience life differently That we are affected in a variety of ways The book explores familial relationships between healthy and sick It references the experiences of sick people with doctors, with not being taken seriouslya HUGE issue if you re a teen girl with an invisible illness as I can attest to If you want a sugary sweet romance with a hefty dollop of wit and a realistic view of how it feels to have a long term chronic illness then look no further than this brilliant book Five stars Andif I could give Forreviews and book related chat check out my blog I wrote this, and I m so incredibly excited for people to read it NOBODY DIES.The playlist is long and not especially diverse If I Was Sick Guy ForsythIt s a Pleasure to Meet You Motion City SoundtrackHer Morning Elegance Oren LavieDancing Through Life Wicked Cast RecordingSister Winter Sufjan StevensFalling Slowly Once SoundtrackFalling for the First Time Barenaked LadiesStrange The FeelingDelicate Taylor SwiftSame Old Stuff The FeelingBest Worst Mistake If Then Cast RecordingOne Ni I wrote this, and I m so incredibly excited for people to read it NOBODY DIES.The playlist is long and not especially diverse If I Was Sick Guy ForsythIt s a Pleasure to Meet You Motion City SoundtrackHer Morning Elegance Oren LavieDancing Through Life Wicked Cast RecordingSister Winter Sufjan StevensFalling Slowly Once SoundtrackFalling for the First Time Barenaked LadiesStrange The FeelingDelicate Taylor SwiftSame Old Stuff The FeelingBest Worst Mistake If Then Cast RecordingOne Night Town Ingrid Michaelson and Mat KearneyIf I Fell Across the Universe soundtrackJust The Way You Are Billy JoelKing of My Heart Taylor SwiftNew Year s Day Taylor SwiftDogs Damien RiceThe Book of Love The Magnetic FieldsCould I Be You Matchbox 20Out of the Woods Taylor SwiftNew Romantics Taylor SwiftTalking in Code Margot and the Nuclear So and So sThe Worst Part Motion City SoundtrackHold Me Down Motion City SoundtrackGive up Give in Motion City SoundtrackBreakway Kelly ClarksonYou Were Right Badly Drawn BoyThe Way I Am Ingrid MichaelsonLove Story Taylor SwiftGet Happy Bowling for SoupYou Are in Love Taylor SwiftWires AthleteTic Loch LomondChasing Cars Snow PatrolHere is a Heart Jenny Owen YoungsIn My Life The BeatlesCalendar Girl StarsCall it What You Want Taylor Swift This book was utterly amazing and so not the tearjerker I was expecting I guess when I met him I felt some kind of camaraderie Here was someone who was just going to deal with the everyday slog of being sick for the rest of his normal length life until he died of something completely unrelated, just like me That s a weird and special and boring kind of existence that you don t get to share with a lot of people Isabel and Sasha meet cute in the infusion room of a hospital She s being treate This book was utterly amazing and so not the tearjerker I was expecting I guess when I met him I felt some kind of camaraderie Here was someone who was just going to deal with the everyday slog of being sick for the rest of his normal length life until he died of something completely unrelated, just like me That s a weird and special and boring kind of existence that you don t get to share with a lot of people Isabel and Sasha meet cute in the infusion room of a hospital She s being treated for her rheumatoid arthritis, he has a genetic illness few have heard of, Gaucher disease She s immediately attracted to his carefree, easy manner, but she s definitely not interested in dating Sasha thinks she s adorable They figure they ll see each other again in a few months when their treatments overlap.But they encounter each other much quicker, because he breaks his arm and is back in the hospital when she s volunteering Her father helps run the hospital, so she s there a lot For Isabel, whose intensity is driven by fear and anger and insecurity, who can never make a decision without crowdsourcing and overthinking, Sasha is an oasis of humor, calm even when he s struggling , and of course, handsomeness She has sworn off dating not for any particular reason, but she said she wasn t going to do it , but when all signs point to a relationship with Sasha, she isn t sure what to do.Their friendship intensifies, as for the first time both understand exactly how the other feels about doctors who don t listen, impatient nurses, people who don t take your illness seriously or expect you to dothan you can Sasha falls in love with Isabel but she s afraid to let down her guard.I may be morbid, but one of my favorite books of the decade is The Fault in Our Stars, so I jumped into this book ready to have my heart torn to pieces And it was, but not for the reasons I expected These kids are ALIVE despite their illnesses and have differing ways of dealing with that and those around them Their love story is both unique and familiar, and just so beautiful although they are, at times,sophisticated than your average teenager.I read this Sick Kids in Love in a matter of just a few hours After I finished I discovered that Hannah Moskowitz wrote a book called Gone Gone Gone about seven years ago, and I also loved that So she s definitely a writer you need to read, even if reading about ill teenagers isn t your thing.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.You can follow me on Instagram at SERIOUS TOPIC BUT SURPRISINGLY AND DELIGHTFULLY LIGHT Based solely on the title of this book, I was expecting something along the lines of The Fault in Our Stars So when I set out to read it, I was actually expecting to be disappointed I never like books that feel too much like I have read it before However, I quickly realised that this was definitely not like TFiOS I loved TFiOS as well, but this has the opposite feeling to it, it is light, humorous and optimistic An easy 4 stars SERIOUS TOPIC BUT SURPRISINGLY AND DELIGHTFULLY LIGHT Based solely on the title of this book, I was expecting something along the lines of The Fault in Our Stars So when I set out to read it, I was actually expecting to be disappointed I never like books that feel too much like I have read it before However, I quickly realised that this was definitely not like TFiOS I loved TFiOS as well, but this has the opposite feeling to it, it is light, humorous and optimistic An easy 4 starsThat was beautifully distasteful SashaTHE THINGS I LIKED Surprise The title let me to believe that I would be shedding some serious tears at the end of this book, possibly also throughout However, the feeling of this book was quite the opposite, which was very refreshing.Humor I loved how often this book made me laugh Like, actually laugh Out loudI m really just not interested in being friends with a dead baby IsabelSasha and Isabel These two were wonderfully adorable They had the greatest chemistry because even though they had the shared experience of their illnesses, they were so different in the way they each handled it.Chronic illness To my knowledge, very few YA books deal with the pain of having a chronic illness I loved how it was portrayed in this book, especially to see the different ways in which Sasha and Isabel dealt with it It was a great representation and an eyeopener ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Follow me forbook goodness Facebook Twitter Instagram An honest, real and adorable story of two teenagers with chronic illnesses falling in love.Oh and they don t die in this one Not a spoiler This book was so adorable Even though it dealt with heavy topics like chronic illness, dysfunctional families, betrayal and ablest friends, it wasn t depressing It was actually really cute and uplifting, and I loved it The characters were so well written and developed They felt real, had flaws and will be so relatable to young people suffering from ch An honest, real and adorable story of two teenagers with chronic illnesses falling in love.Oh and they don t die in this one Not a spoiler This book was so adorable Even though it dealt with heavy topics like chronic illness, dysfunctional families, betrayal and ablest friends, it wasn t depressing It was actually really cute and uplifting, and I loved it The characters were so well written and developed They felt real, had flaws and will be so relatable to young people suffering from chronic illnesses Isabel, a Jewish teenager with Rheumatoid Arthritis joint pain, swelling, stiffness, fatigue was such a great character Smart, and realistic, I really felt for what she had been through, in terms of her family, and from having such an invisible illness Doctors, friends and family didn t believe her illness was real because she looked normal and blood tests were clear, but she was living with very real pain Isabel couldn t do the things, other teenagers do, she was living with an illness, and it affected her quality of life Things like walking from the station to school, sitting for long periods, going skiing, or to a dance, even the clothes she wore.Sashawhat an incredible character Also Jewish, Sasha suffered from a genetic illness called Gaucher disease symptoms include anemia, fatigue, enlarged spleen and liver, bone pain and fractures and easy bruising and bleeding which I had never heard of before He was so funny, with a dark, sarcastic sense of humour which I loved He was goofy, honest, open and calm I adored his optimistic outlook on life He had such a positive attitude Together they had great chemistry and some excellent banter What starts out as a friendship, developed into a lovely relationship, because they got each other They both knew what it was like to cancel plans, to have to rest, and they could relax and be themselves togetherYou know what will be fun What When we can stop pretending that we re interesting people who go out and do things and instead we can hang out and just do nothing It s incredible to hear those words out of someone s mouth besides mine Not that I ve ever said them, actually Who would I say them to That sounds amazing, I say Ibby and Sasha balanced each other out, and were so perfect for each other I don t have a chronic illness, but I feel that this was a realistic portrayal by an own voices author It will be inspirational to people suffering from long term illnesses, and is really eye opening for people like myself who have no idea of the immense pain these people live with day in, day out I can imagine friends and family saying things that Isabel s able bodied friends said They tried to include her in everything, but still said hurtful things I loved one conversation,I think it was like She paints a stripe of nail polish We didn t want you to feel like you were less capable And I appreciate that, but I don t actually need to feelcapable I need to feel like it s okay to not becapable I loved the narrator, Amy Melissa Bentley Her NY accent for Ibby and Sasha s vices was the cutest Also I really enjoyed the setting in NYC This was just the sweetest, loveliest book, with loveable characters, who I just want to hug, and it made me smile A lot.I definitely need to check out Hannah Moskowitz s other books 4.5 starsLet s talk about coincidence I had an assignment where I had to write about specific three different diseases I knew two them, and one I ve never heard of However, being typically me, I decided to do it later and picked this book instead And guess what The boy in this book has the same disease I ve never heard of and was supposed to write my paper about I mean what are the odds Moral of the story you can t run away from your responsibilities, they will eventually catch up wit 4.5 starsLet s talk about coincidence I had an assignment where I had to write about specific three different diseases I knew two them, and one I ve never heard of However, being typically me, I decided to do it later and picked this book instead And guess what The boy in this book has the same disease I ve never heard of and was supposed to write my paper about I mean what are the odds Moral of the story you can t run away from your responsibilities, they will eventually catch up with you somehow.This is a book about two chronically ill characters who fell in love And guess what They don t die in the end This might be a serious relatable book, but it was so lighthearted and uplifting at the same time It was so adorable And I just loved reading it I loved the characters so much I loved that the story takes place in New York, it was so atmospheric I loved all those questions at the beginning of each chapter for Isabel s column They were so enjoyable to read.This is one of the cutest YA books I ve ever read It s so adorable and fluffy Just what I needed I listened to the audio and I loved the narrator She was so good I finished it in one day I can t remember the last time I enjoyed a YA book that much It was just so adorable, cute, and warm.Song recommendation Chasing car by snow patrolI ve got you under my skin by Frank Sinatra Lover by Taylor Swift Delicate by Taylor Swift And if you don t think you re the kind of person that happens for, then you re my best friend and I need you to know I need you to know this about yourself, because you are bigger than you and me, and you are loved, Isabel You will always be loved And it will be so goodOh wow, I loved this When I first heard of Sick Kids in Love, I naturally assumed it was yet another TFIOS esque story, because who wouldn t Which, for the record, I wasn t a huge fan of I mean, it was okay, but always fAnd if you don t think you re the kind of person that happens for, then you re my best friend and I need you to know I need you to know this about yourself, because you are bigger than you and me, and you are loved, Isabel You will always be loved And it will be so goodOh wow, I loved this When I first heard of Sick Kids in Love, I naturally assumed it was yet another TFIOS esque story, because who wouldn t Which, for the record, I wasn t a huge fan of I mean, it was okay, but always felt too emotionally manipulative I never cried during TFIOS, for whatever reason, even though I cry in most books and movies nowadays I mean, I cry duringMoana,every single time But after reading a few five star reviews, I tentatively added this to my TBR About a week later, I saw this at Barnes and Noble, and I just HAD to get it I can t remember what I went there to get it was something else, but I completely forgot I am so, so happy that I gave this book a try, even though at first glance I thought it wouldn t be my cup of tea, because it totally is It s frustrating attempting to write a review for this because there s no way I can convey in words how freaking GOOD it is It s funny and lighthearted at times heartbreaking and important at others It manages to tackle so many relevant issues divorce, living with a chronic illness, etc etc in a way that feels so fresh I don t have with a chronic illness, but I have loved ones that do, so being able to read Own Voices representation was just incredible The author portrays the subject with empathy and sensitivity, and I truly think EVERYONE should read this Sasha and Isabel are such dynamic characters that I truly fell for They re both flawed but well intentioned, and it made their relationship so believable and deeply felt Isabel is self conscious about her invisible illness she has rheumatoid arthritis in comparison to Sasha s She doesn t take risks and is still struggling to feel loved due to her parent s relationship She loves her friends, but feels like with the exception of Sasha, obviously they don t understand her And wow, I just felt for her I highlighted so many quotes to the point where I almost forgot she was a fictional character I loved the diversity, too Isabel, our MC, is Jewish has rheumatoid arthritis Sasha the love interest is bisexual, also Jewish has Gaucher s disease It s just so rare that I find a story that ticks all my boxes, like the perfect YA contemporary, but this one really does I constantly hear people saying they aren t fans of the genre, but I truly believe it s because books like these aren t as popular, but they should be It s got everything diversity, messy family dynamics, struggling characters that are trying their hardest and it made me feel everything I laughed and I cried and I highlightedeverything,I swear Immediately after finishing this book, I wished I could go back and read it again, and I ve already gone back through my favorite scenes again Because yeah, at it s light and funny at times, but it s also super important to read So many times, well intentioned characters would dismiss Isabel, and its frustrating but also a reality She s assumed to be healthy simply because she looks fine, and everyone including her lifelong best friends and her dad, who s a DOCTOR for crying out loud, constantly tell her that she and Sasha aren t the same There s just so many relevant conversations in this book that I really, really loved, and the author does a brilliant job at getting readers to understand Please, everyone, go and so yourself a favor and read this you won t regret it It s such a lovely story that I think everyone absolutely everyone should go ahead and try A new favorite of mine, for sure