Sick Kids in Love
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
American release date: November 5, 2019
Format/Genre/Length: Paperback/YA Contemporary romance/300 pages
Overall Personal Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewer: Julie Lynn Hayes
Isabel’s life isn’t easy. She has rheumatoid arthritis, which in itself presents a lot of problems. Her father is an important doctor, which is a plus, but he also has to work a lot. And her mother… well, she just left… reasons. So Isabel has decided that the best course of action open to her is to not date. Ever. It’s easier… safer… better.
But then she didn’t count on meeting Sasha one day while getting treatment at the hospital. He’s really good looking, very smart, witty, funny… and he has a disease she’s never even heard of.
Isabel has friends, lots of them. She also volunteers at the hospital, often helping the nurses by manning the station and answering patient calls. When her friends make plans to go skiing, forgetting about Isabel and her condition, she tells them it’s okay, she’ll hang out in the lodge and drink hot chocolate. She doesn’t let them know their thoughtless bothers her, cause honestly she’s used to it. She doesn’t expect them to live their lives being careful of her. But then, while volunteering at the hospital, she runs into Sasha again, who’s there due to a minor accident. And when she explains about the ski trip, he tells her she should hang out with him instead. And so she does.
And that is the beginning of everything.
This book was a pure joy to read, and I loved it. I love the author’s voice, and the way she draws her characters. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Isabel and Sasha, and to root for them to end up together. She portrays them as people who happen to be sick, and things do happen, it’s not all beer and skittles. Yes there are problems. Life isn’t easy. But these two face their problems head on and honestly.
This is a great read for all ages. I highly recommend it.