Fans of John Green will love STUCK
Cassidy was stuck between her family and her beliefs.
Cassidy and Angie have been best friends since they met on the school playground in Kindergarten. Now in their junior year of high school, they’re having fun and thinking about the future. Angie is super-excited to go to college, and she's pretty sure she'll be getting a scholarship.
Then, tragically, Angie is diagnosed with leukemia. Cassidy vows to be by her side for every chemo treatment - until she is cured. But on Thanksgiving Day, Cassidy notices a tickle in her throat. That tickle is the harbinger of a tragedy that Cassidy never expects and causes her to question everything she was taught was the truth.
Edgy and courageous, STUCK will have you in tears one moment and rooting for the brave young women the next. Keep your mind and your heart open – you may need to think in ways you’re not used to. But you’ll be sure to encourage our young protagonists as they meet sadness and heartbreak with dignity and grace.
"This work is emotional and dynamic--perfect for YA audiences who aren't afraid of reading about serious life experiences. But this is far from being on the downside. The friendship between Cassidy and Angie is the glue that holds the story together--the light of this book--and there are as many uplifting moments as there are tearful ones. The angst is well-balanced with upbeat moments that will inspire and entertain you. The characters and situations are highly relatable, the dialogue is natural, and the plot is dramatic. Windsor respects her young characters and the YA audience, never writing down to them, but crafting moments in a realistic, smart way. This novel will make you think as well as feel, and you will grow to care for and respect the characters and what they're facing. Stuck by Diane Windsor should be the one YA novel destined for the screen."