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The main character in this novel is Kirk Mead - a wannna be rollerblade champion whose sporting ambitions are crushed when he is diagnosed with cancer. Kirk enters the New Zealand hospital and meets other sick teens who slowly make his old friends appear irrelevant. The battle for life continues in the hospital ward and some die. Kirk, not a likable character in my opinion, develops some good characteristics throughout the novel. It is a good read for young adults faced with a friend/relative who has cancer.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Son because he/she is    -   physically ill Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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