This quick read takes you on a journey of every emotion and feeling one could imagine as you are taken along for a ride through a teenager's diagnosis with diabetes. Quinn Nystrom brings you inside her diagnosis, journey, triumphs and victories as she lives with Type 1 diabetes. Quinn opens up about her feelings, her frustrations and everything that a teenager goes through. Her journey took her on a roller coaster of a ride including handling her friends, classmates, boys, sleepovers and taking on advocacy for people living with diabetes. Quinn's passion to help others brought her to speak at national conferences, meeting congressmen and right to the lawn of the White House. Through all her struggles, she also brought light to eating disorders amongst people living with diabetes.
As a teacher, I will be putting this book on my shelf for when I cannot explain the feelings of classmates who are living with this chronic illness. The easy read and in language that is easy for pre-teens (and up) to understand will help those that are not living with this illness. I also immediately thought that it would be an amazing mentor text for narrative writing and visualization because Quinn takes you right into her feelings, emotions and right down to what the doctor's office looks and feels like.
Without a doubt, I will be passing this book along to any friends an colleagues that are experiencing a new diagnosis.
A snippet about me...
I'm a grade 2 teacher; wife; mama to #TeamA & #TeamO; runner; chocolate lover and always wanting to learn.