World Cancer Day 2017 Book titles for children and teens

wcd_logo_4cWorld 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.

White lies, Black dare by Joanna Nadin

Asha Wright has it all – a barrister mum, a place at a private school, and big dreams of a life where she’s a real Somebody. But when her mum gets cancer, Asha’s fairytale fades and she finds herself back in Peckham, at a tough new school with new teachers, new kids – and Angel Jones, queen bee. Angel is everything Asha wants to be – beautiful, brash and, above all, brave. But being one of the gang comes at a cost, and Asha is forced to play a dangerous game of Truth or Dare. Where will it end?

A monster calls by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay

The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild.
These books ate available to borrow or reserve at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/
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