EMILY Follows Preteen Cancer Patient's Desire to Experience Life
Society dictates what is and is not acceptable for love, but do terms change when relationships begin under the pressures of a life-threatening illness? The new novel, "Emily: A young girl's desire to experience life while facing the uncertainty of death" (published by Trafford Publishing), explores this question.
Twelve-year-old Emily has been diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Without a bone marrow donor, her chance of surviving the cancer is unlikely.
She has all but accepted her own death when she meets 17-year-old Jeremy, and the two develop a loving and supportive friendship. This friendship returns Emily's hope that she might live and be cured. However, when Emily's mother learns about their relationship, she quickly tears the pair apart, removing Emily's desire to recover when forced to do so without Jeremy by her side.
Emily and Jeremy eventually discover a way to be together despite society's rules that could have deprived her of an opportunity to experience a life with her soulmate.
"Everyone is entitled to love and be loved, even a 12-year-old cancer patient," the author says. "I hope that 'Emily' helps readers to re-evaluate their own biases about love, ethics and societal values."
By Jeremy & Emily Wells
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781490734620
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781490734637
E-Book | ISBN 9781490734613
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
The author is a successful attorney who decided to write the book under the names of the book's two main characters, Jeremy and Emily Wells. He believes the book will appeal to open-minded individuals who recognize that unique situations can sometimes transcend society's rules of conduct.
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