A story about cancer is narrated by a girl who is diagnosed with leukemia. Over the past few years, she has endured many treatments, met her best friend, and she fell in love. Now she’s turned 15 and on the way to her second home, the hospital, to learn how much time she has left.
The author, India Desjardins, met a 10-year-old girl with leukemia when she visited a hospital in Montreal, Quebec. This young girl had a request, for India to write a story about a child suffering from cancer, but with a happy ending of laughter and romance. Desjardins presents this book, A Story about Cancer. The illustration by Marianne Ferrer also helps and sheds light on living with cancer. This is a fictional story that expresses well, the battle with cancer, through the eyes of one teenage girl.