Monday, November 03, 2014
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon
Richie is a "hospice hostage". He is 17 years old and dying of cancer. When asked what his disease is, he says he has SUTHY Syndrome. This translates to: Someone Up There Hates You. He's not going "to go" without doing the stuff that "normal" teenagers do.
Richie meets 15 year old Sylvia in hospice. She is in the same "end of life" spot that Rich is in. Despite their illnesses, they have fallen for each other....and want the same thing out of their relationship that other teens may want.
The book is dark, it is humorous and it is hopeful and it is romantic. It makes you think. What if you had one month left to live? How would you live your life?