Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He doesn’t want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the disappearing friends who don’t know what to say to “the cancer kid.” But with his recent diagnosis of a rare eye cancer, blending in is off the table.
Based on Rob Harrell’s real life experience, and packed with comic panels and spot art, this incredibly personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, heartbreaking, hilarious, and uplifting story of survival and finding the music, magic, and laughter in life’s weirdness.
JLG Release: Aug 2020
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Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Level 3.9; Points: 8;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A