Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.3n/a
A cancer survivor must readjust to “normal” middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare.

Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the “real world” of middle school. She knows it'll be tricky—but like the Greek mythological characters she read about while she was sick, Norah’s up for any challenge.

But seventh grade turns out to be trickier than she thought. Norah’s classmates don’t know what to make of her. Her best friend, Harper, tries to be there for her, but she doesn’t get it, really—and is hanging out with a new group of girls. Norah’s other good friend, Silas, is avoiding her. What’s that about, anyway?

When Norah is placed with the eighth graders for math and science she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of Greek mythology and art. And Norah decides not to tell him her secret—that she was “that girl" who had cancer. But when something happens to make secret-keeping impossible, Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story.

But how do you explain something to others that you can’t explain to yourself? Can Nora take her cue from her favorite Greek myth? And then, once she finds the words, can she move forward with a whole new ‘normal’?
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 5, 2017 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1481478516
ISBN-13: 9781481478519
2 Book Reviews
  • love-art
    love-art3 months55 stars
    This is an awesome book about how a girl struggles to go back to school after having cancer for 2 years!It is more difficult for her because her parents got divorced.I recccomend this amazing book by Barbara Dee to middle schooler girls!
    • pinkcat3
      pinkcat311 months55 stars
      This book was great! Recommended for grades 4-8!