Smart-mouthed, funny, and sometimes crude, Richard Casey is in
most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy. Except Ritchie has
cancer, and he''s spending his final days in a hospice unit. His
mother, his doctors, and the hospice staff are determined to keep
Ritchie alive as long as possible. But in this place where people
go to die, Richie has plans to make the most of the life he has
Fifteen-year-old Sylvie, the only other hospice inmate under sixty,
has plans of her own. What begins as camaraderie soon blossoms into
love, and the star-crossed pair determine together to live life on
their own terms in whatever time they have.
Hollis Season has created one of the most original voices in young
adult literature, narrating a story that is unflinching, graphic,
heart-breaking, funny, and above all, life-affirming.