World Cancer Day 2017
4 February is World Cancer Day, which aims to raise awareness, urge action to be taken and educate us all about the disease and its impact.
We have the following fiction titles available in the library that explore the effects of cancer, so if you and your family want to do some wider reading, take a look at the following recommendations:
The Look by Sophia Bennett
Ted is 15, and tall. When she’s spotted by a model agency, she can’t believe it. At the same time, Ted’s fashionista sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Should she be the model sister for Ava?
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life – and he’s fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he’s had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain – and it’s only when he’s left everything behind that Mark realises he has everything to live for.
The Fault in our stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.