By: Melissa Kantor
Published by: Harper Collins
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780007544240


Zoe and Olivia have always been best friends. And becoming professional ballerinas has always been their goal.

But when they turn sixteen the unthinkable happens as Olivia is diagnosed with leukaemia. Falling in love, coping with school and falling out with each other - everything is thrown into a whole new light. A heartbreakingly bittersweet tragedy that reveals profound truths about loss, love and the friends who mean the world to you.


This is a beautifully told story of two best friends and the love and heartache they go through when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Overnight, sixteen year olds Olivia and Zoe have to face a very different life from the one that they had planned.

Hospital and medical tests quickly become their new habits, as dancing and boyfriends are forgotten. Zoe's life becomes frozen as she struggles to cope with Olivia's illness.

This book made me cry and it made me smile. A perfect book for your Year 9 girls and up, who are looking for more depth in their characters, as their story will stay with you long after you stop reading.

This book included in our May 2014 Secondary Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Michelle