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Teens that have cancer

Teenagers Face to Face With Cancer
Gravelle and John

I think we can all agree that this book is ready for weeding. Don’t make me preach about time sensitive material! This book was also just grimy looking, and I doubt anyone would want to pick it up.

Teens facing cancer is an important issue that is worthy of a space on the shelf. Even if this is just teens talking about “dealing” with cancer, the medical procedures have come so far that it isn’t the death sentence it used to be. Upgrade, please!


Teen Problems:

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5 Responses to Teens that have cancer

  • Based upon the sample pages above, it seems like an obvious time to consider reading “Me Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews. (It’s out of stock on Amazon.) My high school librarian spouse often brings home YA literature for me to read even if I’m a library science professor with a focus on academic libraries. Reading her selections does give me some “creds” with my youth services students in my collection development course.

  • I don’t care if cancer isn’t the death sentence it used to be. I’d sincerely rather die than endure chemotherapy. These days most people die of either cancer or a heart attack, and I hope I die of a heart attack because it will be a lot faster and then I won’t have to worry about cancer.

    • 1-800-784-2433

      That’s the number for the suicide hotline. I highly encourage you to call it if you’ve been having troubling thoughts. From what I’ve noticed you post on here, it seems like you think about dying a lot and may be depressed or have suicidal thoughts. I may be wrong about that, and I sincerely hope I am. PLEASE talk to somebody if you are dealing with depression or often feel like you want to die. I felt exactly the same way once, and sometimes I still struggle with it. But please know that there are more people that care about you than you realize and would be absolutely shattered if you were gone.

    • As someone who’s been through chemotherapy, I’d much rather do it again than die. It wasn’t a picnic, but it was by no means the horror it’s sometimes made out to be.

  • Who is the back cover text directed at? It seems to be written to a librarian wondering if they should by it, and not a teenager who might be looking for information. I will say that when I was a teenager, and still to a degree now, if a book blurb isn’t written for some category I fit into, I wouldn’t read it.