Being is Better: Better Together, Book One
Marjorie Jackson, author
Fourteen-year-old Amber has battled medical challenges – specifically epilepsy – her whole life. Due to her physical limitations, she has no friends, but does her best to trudge through each day with a smile. Fellow “middle-school senior” Missy has struggles of her own. Following her brother’s death in Afghanistan, her father uprooted them from everything familiar, only to divorce Missy’s mother and move away, leaving Missy friendless and angry, forced to care for her deeply depressed mother. Two girls with different pasts, both fighting loneliness. Can they learn to overcome life’s struggles and tragedies? Can they find each other and battle teen awkwardness together?