Regine's Book

A Teen Girl's Last Words

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-936976-45-4
$25.49 $19.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS YAN024030, YAN051050, YAN006140
Features Awards, Foreword, and Reviewed

Awards

  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Bronze, Commended, 2014
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Nominee, Nominated, 2014

Reviews

Booklist Online

“[A]n inspiring read for a new audience for this moving title that was originally published in Regine’s Norway.”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“[A] rare, valuable window into life with a terminal illness.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“A heartfelt and visually appealing window into Regine’s last year.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“®eaders will find themselves rooting for Regine until the end.”—School Library Journal

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.