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Melissa Kantor
Melissa Kantor lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Her most recent book, "Maybe One Day," tells the story of two best friends and what happens when one of them gets sick with a life-threatening illness. "When I was in my twenties, my father was diagnosed with leukemia. I always wanted... show more
Melissa Kantor lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Her most recent book, "Maybe One Day," tells the story of two best friends and what happens when one of them gets sick with a life-threatening illness. "When I was in my twenties, my father was diagnosed with leukemia. I always wanted to write about what happened to him, but it took me two decades to write this book. I think I needed that time to figure out what I wanted to say."
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Books and Swoons
Books and Swoons rated it 8 years ago
Review can be seen on Books and Swoons.*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher but it did not influence this review in any way.*I loved this book. It was sad and funny and lovely and everything I was looking for in a story about friendship. I think the last book that I read that dealt li...
ireadlikeaboss
ireadlikeaboss rated it 8 years ago
Picture your best friend from childhood.  The friend you met in elementary school who remained your friend all through high school.  The friend you did everything with.  The best friend who shared all of your ups and downs. The friend you told your deepest darkest secrets to.  The friend who shared ...
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 8 years ago
Books about serious illnesses have a weird pull for me. I know they will be difficult and emotional for me to read, but I also like to push myself to confront the things in books that I find very hard to talk about in real life. This is why I read books such as Maybe One Day - I know they will hit...
Books With Bite
Books With Bite rated it 8 years ago
I picked up this book wanting an emotional read. It was as I expected but certain parts stand out to me, especially the letter. Plot: This story is about a young girl who best friend gets cancer. In the middle of all of this, instead of saving Olivia, Zoe finds herself. The thing with this plot is...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it 8 years ago
I know kids drink and do drugs. I know they make wrong choices and have inappropriate hook-ups. It’s just that I don’t want to always read about it in every single YA novel. As for the whole “growing up is difficult” trope, I have been there and done that, and it takes a special story to make me wan...
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