Published by Schwartz & Wade ISBN 030797941 (ISBN 13: 9780307979742)
SYNOPSIS Chess, the narrator, is sick, but with what exactly, she isn’t sure. And to make matters worse, she must share a hospital room with Shannon, her polar opposite. Where Chess is polite, Shannon is rude. Where Chess tolerates pain silently, Shannon screams bloody murder. Where Chess seems to be getting slowly better, Shannon seems to be getting worse. How these teenagers become friends, helping each other come to terms with their illness, makes for a dramatic and deeply moving read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lucy Frank is the author of eight young adult and middle grade novels. She splits her time between New York City and upstate New York where she and her husband have raised one son, five cats, four ducks, and countless flowers and vegetables. She also plays the cello.