Commended for the 2008 Best Books for Kids and Teens
When Logan Kemp hurls himself into a rugby scrum one morning, he has no idea that by afternoon he’ll be fighting for his life. Worse, the only other patient on his ward is a troubled girl named Cleo who may not be hospitalized just for a broken wrist. When all he wants is his regular life back, the thought of Cleo throwing away her own leaves Logan determined to change her mind.
Cleopatra Jones wants to design the perfect life; a teenage boy and a few well-meaning health professionals are not going to stand in her way. But Cleo soon finds that life – and even death – can interfere with the best-laid plans.
Both teens reinforce the walls that have kept them safe in their own worlds, but the secrets in a teacher’s notebook show them how the word sustenance can have more than one meaning. Facing the biggest challenge of their lives, Logan and Cleo discover the powerful forces of redemption and forgiveness.