by Chris Crutcher
Greenwillow Books, 2007
316 pages

Annotation: The summer before his senior year, Ben Wolf's doctor tells him he's terminally ill and probably won't live another year. Instead of seeking treatment, Ben decides to tell no one and live every day to it's fullest.

Topics: life and death, religion, afterlife, existential

Thematic statement: Seize the day or always tell the truth.

Range of appeal: Grades 8 through 12.


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