Jun 4, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Zac and Mia

Zac and Mia 

A.J. Betts

PD: 09.02.14 by HMH Books for Young Readers


The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this tough and tender young adult novel that's a lot about love (and a little about cancer).

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize

"When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics." So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can't forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices. 


I LOVED The Fault In Our Stars. Everything about it. I was left with a hole in my heart and a tear in my eye after the last page. The release of the movie slowly filling at least some of the gap. Now I have found a new book along the same premise!

Will it be as good as TFIOS? I have no idea. 
Here's to wishing on a star ;)



  1. When i read TFIOS I just cried the entire last 3 chapters! I feel like im going to be getting the same reaction after reading this one.

    Here's my WoW

  2. I'm a big TFIOS fan also. There have been books appearing left and right claiming to be like TFIOS and Eleanor and Park since the book blew up. This book looks awesome, I hope it's as great as we want it to be.
    My WOW.

  3. This looks like it could be pretty good. The piece quoted does sound similar to both Eleanor & Park and TFiOS.

  4. gah! This book has been on my radar for a bit I too can't wait to read it. I was lucky enough to snag it at BEA and I'm hoping to start it soon!!

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