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Sick Lit

Sick Lit

Illness including diseases, disorders & conditions.


    • Arnold, David
      Kids Of Appetite
      Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.

    • Combs, Sarah
      The Light Fantastic
      Seven interwoven narratives spanning three tense hours on a fateful day share the perspectives of a girl with a rare memory condition, a teacher who fears a student may be planning an act of violence, and a girl about to embark on a cross-country plot.

    • Devlin, Calla
      Tell Me Some Thing Real
      “The three Babcock sisters must travel to a Mexican clinic across the border so their mother, ill with leukemia, can receive alternative treatments. The sisters’ world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal. . . an illness far more insidious than cancer that poisons their home”–

    • Grau, Sheila
      The Boy With 17 Senses
      A retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” on the unusual planet Yipsmix, where every resident has synesthesia, including Jaq, who travels through a wormhole to Earth, where he must rescue a fellow Yipsmixer with the help of a kind Earthling giant.

    • Green, John
      The Fault In Our Stars
      Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

    • Hannibal, James R
      The Lost Property Office
      “An American boy travels with his family to London for his mother to find his father, but it turns out his father was involved with something nefarious … and now so is he”–

    • Moracho, Cristina
      Althea & Oliver
      “Althea and Oliver, who have been friends since age six and are now high school juniors, find their friendship changing because he has contracted Kleine-Levin Syndrome”–

    • Niven, Jennifer
      Holding Up The Universe
      “A boy with face blindness and a girl who struggles with weight fall in love”–

    • Park, Linda Sue
      Forest Of Wonders
      When Raffa makes a cure from a rare crimson vine he finds deep in the forbidden forest, the bat he saves transforms into something much more.

    • Thomas, Leah
      Because Youll Never Meet Me
      Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times — as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him. A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, about two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

    • Yoon, Nicola
      Everything, Everything
      “The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more”–