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Dina is a seventeen-year-old girl suffering from Hodgkin's disease, a form of cancer. During one of her long stays at the hospital, she meets Julie, a nine-year-old child whose parents were killed in a car accident. Julie suffers from an obsessive phobia that causes her to believe that a man named Sikes is out to get her and develops a strong attachment to Dina. Concerned for her friend's safety, Dina launches an investigation to track down Sikes, and discovers the awful truth behind Julie's accident.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   solving crimes (scooby doooo!) Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   platonic (!) friend because he/she is    -   mentally ill Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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