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Publisher Comments:

Mia Moore has spent her life searching for signs. A sign shell fall in love. A sign shell make it into a highly ranked university. A sign that the summer before senior year will be the best one ever. But when Mia is diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, the only sign she wants to see is that she will survive cancer. Until shes better—meaning no throwing up, no hospital stays, and definitely no wig—Mia doesnt want anyone to know shes sick. And she certainly doesnt want to feel more than friendship for the one person who does know what shes going through, her best friend, Gyver. But the sicker Mia gets, the more she realizes that not even the clearest signs offer perfect answers, and in order to discover what will happen in her life, she will have to find the courage to live it.

Review:

"First-time author Schmidt gracefully incorporates weighty subject matter — a teenager battling leukemia — into an inspirational yet unsentimental novel about love, trust, and hope. After receiving her diagnosis, popular cheerleader Mia Moore — who obsessively seeks out hidden symbols and signs to determine her decision-making — faces two problems: surviving chemotherapy and following her mother's suggestion to keep her illness secret. Mia has already explained her condition to her longtime neighbor and confidante, Gyver, but his unconditional support doesn't make it any easier to lie to her girlfriends and her new boyfriend, Ryan. Pretending nothing is wrong is as taxing as her cancer treatments, and when Mia finally confesses the truth to Ryan and the cheerleading squad, their reactions are not what she expects. The dramatic physical changes Mia undergoes are honestly addressed, yet they are less in the forefront than her emotional transformation. Schmidt's heroine believably vacillates between stoicism and indignation as she learns to rely less on superstitious signals to predict her future and more on herself, taking charge of the matters within her control. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A heart-wrenching but hopeful story of one girls search for signs of life in the face of possible death, now in paperback

Synopsis:

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she'll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn't expect to look for was: "Will I survive cancer?" It's an answer her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl's search for signs of life in the face of death.

Synopsis:

Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she'll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn't expect to look for was: "Will I survive cancer?" It's an answer her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl's search for signs of life in the face of death.

About the Author

TIFFANY SCHMIDT grew up in Massachusetts where she spent a significant part of her childhood getting into mischief and sitting in the naughty chair. All those time outs turned out to be a blessing; they forced her to sit still long enough to hone her storytelling skills. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her saintly husband and impish twin boys. Send Me a Sign is her first novel. www.tiffanyschmidt.net

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802728401
Author:
Schmidt, Tiffany
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
Tiffany
Author:
Schmidt
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Health & Daily Living/Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Subject:
Children s-Health Stories-Diseases
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

Children's » Health » Diseases
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Death and Dying
Young Adult » General

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Product details 400 pages Walker Childrens - English 9780802728401 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First-time author Schmidt gracefully incorporates weighty subject matter — a teenager battling leukemia — into an inspirational yet unsentimental novel about love, trust, and hope. After receiving her diagnosis, popular cheerleader Mia Moore — who obsessively seeks out hidden symbols and signs to determine her decision-making — faces two problems: surviving chemotherapy and following her mother's suggestion to keep her illness secret. Mia has already explained her condition to her longtime neighbor and confidante, Gyver, but his unconditional support doesn't make it any easier to lie to her girlfriends and her new boyfriend, Ryan. Pretending nothing is wrong is as taxing as her cancer treatments, and when Mia finally confesses the truth to Ryan and the cheerleading squad, their reactions are not what she expects. The dramatic physical changes Mia undergoes are honestly addressed, yet they are less in the forefront than her emotional transformation. Schmidt's heroine believably vacillates between stoicism and indignation as she learns to rely less on superstitious signals to predict her future and more on herself, taking charge of the matters within her control. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A heart-wrenching but hopeful story of one girls search for signs of life in the face of possible death, now in paperback
"Synopsis" by ,
Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she'll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn't expect to look for was: "Will I survive cancer?" It's an answer her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl's search for signs of life in the face of death.
"Synopsis" by ,
Mia is always looking for signs. A sign that she should get serious with her soccer-captain boyfriend. A sign that she'll get the grades to make it into an Ivy-league school. One sign she didn't expect to look for was: "Will I survive cancer?" It's an answer her friends would never understand, prompting Mia to keep her illness a secret. The only one who knows is her lifelong best friend, Gyver, who is poised to be so much more. Mia is determined to survive, but when you have so much going your way, there is so much more to lose. From debut author Tiffany Schmidt comes a heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting story of one girl's search for signs of life in the face of death.
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