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Bittersweet Canadian Title

By Winnie Mack   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443146029 Paperback
216 Pages | 5.02" x 7.68" | Ages 8 to 12

When Sam is diagnosed with diabetes, her whole world changes — can she learn to handle it?

Sam is a normal 12-year-old who loves warm brownies, sleepovers with her best friend Emily and soccer. But when she nearly passes out during a game, her mom takes her to Emergency and Sam is diagnosed with diabetes Suddenly, shockingly, nothing will ever be normal, again.

Learning to deal with diabetes is a challenge in itself, but Sam isn't prepared for how everything else is changing, too. Her big brother is completely ignoring her, she's fighting with Emily, her soccer friends are acting weird, and she might never play again, much less be named captain.

How can Sam figure out her new normal when all she wants is her old life back?

This poignant story of a young girl coming to terms with a serious diagnosis, is a hopeful tale about overcoming life’s hurdles.