Brave Enough

Brave Enough

Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines.--from the publisher

320 pages          978-1635830200         Ages 12-15

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Cason Martin, ballerina,  perfectionist, has been diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, bone cancer.  All of her well-laid and fought for plans are being tossed into oblivion.  In the oncology ward at the hospital she meets a volunteer, Davis Channing, who helps Cason through her chemotherapy.  Davis has survived cancer himself but is now facing a new enemy--drug addiction.

Two teens facing problems well beyond their age watch as their classmates and peer group look to their futures.  These two learn about the power of taking one day at a time and relishing the gifts of their present.

Poignant,  caring, and a much-needed story for our teens who are dealing with life-changing illness.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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