There''s one other thing I should mention right off, which
is that I''m fourteen years old and dying. (I guess that was two
things, but the significance of one is sort of tied to the other,
don''t you think?)e Benchworth
Kate Benchworth is far from typical. Having been diagnosed with
a brain tumour that could end her life at any time, she views the
world with refreshing honesty and rare insight. As her family and
members of her community struggle to accept what lies ahead, Kate
refuses to give in to self-pity. Determined to live each moment to
the fullest, she falls in love with a boy locked up in the local
jail and befriends the town recluse.
Valerie Sherrard''s new novel is a moving tale about a young
woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware
that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing.