Sort of Forever Book Summary and Study Guide

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Nana and Cady are best friends. It is the summer before 7th grade and they will be entering Junior High at Arroyo. That summer changed their friendship completely. Nana gets cancer and is getting worse by the day. Cady sees her everyday. It's not long until she has to be readmitted to the cancer hospital. Cady knows her friendship is going to be tough.
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   Then Nana says that she is going home. She insits that she wants to but Cady knows it's because the doctors can't do anymore for her. Cady will soon loose her best friend. With each day that passes Nana grows weakier, grumpier, and thinner. Cady is watching her friend die.
   While all this is happening Cady also has to deal with things at school. She has to fight herself mentally and get use to the fact that Nana's not going to be there anymore. She has to survive on her own. Nana ends up dying the day after Thanksgiving. She went into coma for 2 weeks and then her breathing started going slower. Just when it seemed she'd be okay her breathing stopped. Cady misses her best friend.


The review of this Book prepared by Michaela

Cady and Nana are about to enter eighth grade. They have been best friends for a long time, but life gets complicated when Nana is diagnosed with cancer. Throughout all of her treatments Cady stays with her, and even gives Nana a Fourth of July picnic in her hospital room.

Their friendship is tested when Nana becomes so sick and weak that she can barely talk. She is sick from her chemo and gets grouchy, and Cady struggles with her feelings of guilt when she finds it hard to be around Nana anymore. Nana slips into a coma, and Cady has to say goodbye to her.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael High

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   platonic (!) friend because he/she is    -   physically ill Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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