Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses

by Kristen O'Neal | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1683692349 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Moneta, Virginia USA on 12/17/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Moneta, Virginia USA on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Received this book from Publisher's Weekly's Galley Grab.

On sale: April 27th, 2021



Description:
Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarming debut young adult novel about friendship and the hairy side of chronic illness.

Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New Jersey—and leaves her wondering if she’ll ever be able to return to the way things were. Thankfully she has her online pen pal, Brigid, and the rest of the members of “oof ouch my bones,” a virtual support group that meets on Discord to crack jokes and vent about their own chronic illnesses.

When Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya does something out of character: she steals the family car and drives to Pennsylvania to check on Brigid. Priya isn’t sure what to expect, but it isn’t the horrifying creature that's shut in the basement. With Brigid nowhere to be found, Priya begins to puzzle together an impossible but obvious truth: the creature might be a werewolf—and the werewolf might be Brigid. As Brigid's unique condition worsens, their friendship will be deepened and challenged in unexpected ways, forcing them to reckon with their own ideas of what it means to be normal.


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My Review:
Looking for a feel good book about friendship? Then this is the book for you. Well, as long as you like werewolves, too. And who doesn't?!

This book is cute and sweet. Almost, almost sickeningly sweet. Almost. Everyone is nice and adorable and kind...there are some moments, but ultimately they are all those things. Especially, Priya's appa! He's so cute and adorable! He brought happy tears to my eyes more than once!

There are some unanswered questions, but they don't matter. What matters is the story about friendship and learning to live and thrive with chronic illness.




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Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 11, 2021
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