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Kate

by Valerie Sherrard

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There's one other thing I should mention right off, which is that I'm fourteen years old and dying. (I guess that was two things, but the significance of one is sort of tied to the other, don't you think?)ðKate Benchworth

Kate Benchworth is far from typical. Having been diagnosed with a brain tumour that could end her life at any time, she views the world with refreshing honesty and rare insight. As her family and members of her community struggle to accept what lies ahead, Kate refuses to give in to self-pity. Determined to live each moment to the fullest, she falls in love with a boy locked up in the local jail and befriends the town recluse.

Valerie Sherrard's new novel is a moving tale about a young woman experiencing the best days of her life, all the while aware that the time she has left is rapidly disappearing.

About the Author
Valerie Sherrard is the award-winning author of several books for young readers including The Glory Wind, Counting Down from Nine, Tumbleweed Skies, Driftwood and Rain Shadow. She lives in New Brunswick.
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Contributor Notes

Valerie Sherrard is the author of 12 previous novels for young people, including the Shelby Belgarden Mysteries, Watcher, Sarah's Legacy, Speechless, and her first historical novel, Three Million Acres of Flame. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous Canadian awards, including the Red Maple, White Pine, and Arthur Ellis Awards. She lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 15
Grade:
7 to 10
Reading age:
12 to 15
Awards
  • Short-listed, White Pine Award
  • Short-listed, IODE Violet Downey National Book Award
  • Commended, The Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

"If you have a young reader at home, a Sherrard novel is a good way to reinforce a reading habit."

— Ottawa Sun

"…an emotionally honest story that will keep readers smiling through their tears."

— Atlantic Books Today, Spring 2004

"…a moving, heartwarming story, with many insights to ponder."

— Hi-Rise, April 2004

"…a sweet simple story of an adolescent girl in a small town in the 1960s who finds love, friendship and support in unlikely places."

— Canadian Children's Book News, Winter 2004

"…an enchanting, poignant story which will have you smiling right up until the last moment, even through your tears."

— The New Brunswick Reader

"…an easy read that might appeal to reluctant readers…well done."

— VOYA, April 2004

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