Smart-mouthed, funny, and sometimes
crude, Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy—except that Ritchie has cancer and he’s spending his final days in a hospice unit. His
mother, his doctors, and the hospice staff are determined to keep Ritchie alive
as long as possible. But in this place where people go to die, Richie has plans
to make the most of the life he has left.
Sylvie, the only other hospice inmate under sixty, has plans of her own. What
begins as camaraderie soon blossoms into love, and the star-crossed pair
determine together to live life on their own terms in whatever time they have.
Hollis Season has created one of the most original voices in young
adult literature, narrating a story that is unflinching, graphic, heartbreaking,
funny, and above all, life-affirming. Download and start listening now!