Abrielle had hoped to have a rmal summer break before her senior year of college, but her world turns upside down when she discovers her grandma has stage III lung cancer. She dedicates the rest of her summer to helping her grandma during treatment, which brings back memories of her own battle with lymphoma. Her best friend and longtime crush, Quin, is committed to helping her, which only complicates the budding relationship that is also growing between Abrielle and the manager of the homeless shelter where she works. The values of a young woman are challenged and her strength is tested in this emotional story about life, love, and cancer, which Abrielle has experienced in one way or ather for more than half her life. Melissa Novak grew up in Chicago, Illiis. Shortly after getting married, she was diagsed with stage I n-Hodgkins lymphoma. She beat cancer within six months and has been in remission since May 2012! She enjoys traveling, dancing, and helping others.