The Princess of Freddy Beach
Beth Craig, author
The Princess of Freddy Beach is a journalistic account of the true story of 7-year-old Hailey, diagnosed with a rare, terminal disease called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. Her family, school and community are devoted to making her dreams come true at an accelerated pace. Featuring interviews with family and friends, as well as Hailey herself, charts the progress of a community's love for one girl and her family as they travel the most difficult path of their lives. A fictional version, Princess Pinch Me, tells the story through the eyes of a fictional best friend. Her story reminds us of the importance of living life to the fullest and how kindness gives us strength.