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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Bagley Public Library||Y MCG (Text)||33500013032883||New||Checked out||09/12/2019|
|Mahnomen Public Library||Y MCG (Text)||33500013032875||New||Checked out||08/29/2019|
- ISBN: 9780374305475
- ISBN: 0374305471
- Physical Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
|Summary, etc.:|| Despite the loving intentions of her mother and boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Astrid wants to make the decisions about her life and death when her cancer returns, including exploring the possibility of cryopreservation.
Astrid's cancer has returned. It's an "astrocytoma," a tumor in her brain. She hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when-- and if-- a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it's real. To see if it's worth it. For fear of missing out on everything. -- adapted from jacket
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
*Starred Review* People freeze embryos and tissue cultures for safekeeping. What about freezing a body at death in the event that future medical advances could mean reviving the deceased if a cure for the illness is found? Astrid, narrator of this compelling story, happens upon the little-known science of cryopreservation when considering clinical trials and other possibilities for dealing with her brain tumor recurrence. Her friend Chloe supports the inquiry into cryopreservation and raises money online for a road trip to Arizona to find out more about it. Astrid's boyfriend, Mohit, is skeptical, but goes along on the trip for support. This provocative twist on a story of life-threatening disease is just one aspect of a powerful account about a teenager's fight to live. While taking us through Astrid's worsening symptoms and struggle to maintain a normal front at school, McGovern (Rules for 50/50 Chances, 2015) also captures a parent's raw grief and the emotional burden of an impending death on close friends. The online funding effort and accompanying vlog add a layer of public intrusion into Astrid's plight, but the narrative never seems crowded. A unique, fascinating look at treatment choices and the right to die, wrapped up in a searing tale of characters brimming with life. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Kate McGovern is the author of Rules for 50/50 Chances, which was called a âstandout contemporary readâ by Booklist. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a house full of books.
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