A Walk in the Clouds meets A Fault in the Star, with a twist.
18-year old Kate is battling cystic fibrosis. She's determined to isolate herself—saving everyone the trouble of befriending a dying girl. But it becomes difficult when Giana insists on being Kate’s friend. Then Kate’s resolve falters even more when a Kyler captivates her with his songs. As her emotional walls collapse, her mom continues to push Kate to make friends in hopes that they can give her a reason to live before it's be too late.
I didn't know much about CF, but this story explains it well enough and not going overboard with medical terms. Seen through the eyes of Kate, her troubles and reasoning, I as the reader, could really feel what she was going through.
Author Michelle Merrill really did her homework because the whole story felt very authentic. All her characters are likeable, even the school bully.