Title: Fear of Missing Out
By: Kate McGovern
Call #: YA Fiction Mcgovern
Astrid’s almost in her final year of high school, but that’s something she’s not focusing on at all. Astrid has a brain tumor. A few years ago the tumor showed up and with treatment it went away, but now it’s back with a vengeance. Astrid’s mom, really wants her to sign up for a new experimental treatment, but Astrid isn’t sure that’s the best option for her. Astrid knows deep down she’s not going to make it this time. Astrid starts exploring her treatment options and she learns about cryopreservation. The chance of waking up some time in the future when there’s a cure available for her tumor is appealing. In order to learn more and seize control of her life Astrid, her boyfriend Mohit and her best friend Chloe go on a life changing road trip to the cryopreservation research center. Fear of Missing Out is great realistic fiction that looks closely at death and decisions surrounding it.
Tags: high school, realistic fiction, cancer