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About the Book

Zac & Mia

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize

“When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” So says 17-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

Zac & Mia
by A.J. Betts

  • Publication Date: May 10, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0544668782
  • ISBN-13: 9780544668782