A Teen Girl's Last Words
Regine’s blog about living with Leukemia gained a huge following, and eventually became this book. She writes openly about emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to recover, and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine has photography exhibits, goes to concerts, enjoys her friends & family, and advocates for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an amazing will to live; and the lessons she learned have relevance for all of us. She died at home on December 3, 2009 with her family and cat by her side.
Author: Regine Stokke
Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. Regine's stated purpose with her posts was to give people a sense of "what it's like to live with" such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. It was first adapted into book form in 2010, and became a bestseller in Norway. Regine was also a very gifted photographer, and had her photos exhibited at both the 2009 and 2010 Nordic Light photography festivals in Kristiansund.
- ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Bronze
- YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee
“[A]n inspiring read for a new audience for this moving title that was originally published in Regine’s Norway.”—Booklist
“[A] rare, valuable window into life with a terminal illness.”—Publishers Weekly
“A heartfelt and visually appealing window into Regine’s last year.”—Kirkus Reviews
“®eaders will find themselves rooting for Regine until the end.”—School Library Journal