Sick Kids in Love

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Sick Kids in Love
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12+
Release Date
November 05, 2019
ISBN
978-1640637320
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Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s easier― It’s safer― It’s better― ―for the other person. She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor. He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her. Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s complicated― It’s dangerous― It’s never felt better― ―to consider breaking that rule for him.

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lovely story about romance and chronic illness
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SICK KIDS IN LOVE is a beautiful story about love- as well as invisible illness/disability AND NOBODY DIES! (I do not consider this a spoiler, as you can see that fact from the author's review on goodreads.) Isabel has rheumatoid arthritis which means she is pretty much constantly in pain. She tries to fit in with her friends who just cannot seem to understand, and she tries to ignore it for her father who does not really get her illness (even though he is the Chief Physician at the hospital). One day, when she is receiving her infusion treatment, she sees a cute boy, Sasha.

Sasha has Gaucher disease, and he really understands what it is like to be sick. They pretty much immediately hit it off- but just as friends, because Isabel has a rule about not dating. It is part of her "thing" that got her a high-profile column in the paper. The book is interspersed with her Q&As that she compiles into the column with questions posed and answers from various people she encounters and interviews.

I have a lot of feelings about this book, and I really enjoyed it. There's a lot of power in the story to help readers understand what it is like to live with an invisible illness/disability. It's also just a completely endearing and lovely romance. I loved watching Sasha and Isabel fall in love, and I adored all the fun conversations and pitfalls and life lessons.

This is an absolutely gorgeous story, and I cannot recommend enough that you pick this up. No instalove, amazing characters, a fantastic romance, and all the feels. I smiled, I laughed, I sighed, and I fell in love with this beautiful book. Highly recommend for fans of YA contemporary romance.
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This book is definitely not like The Fault in Our Stars nor Six Feet Apart, or any other book about sickness that's sad, lonely, and romantic. This book is a book that is on it's own, and love it for being like that.

This book is so much more than it says what it is. I love that the book shed a light on 'invisible illnesses'. It's those illnesses that makes a person look normal but in truth they have this painful illness that they can only understand. Therefore, making all people understand that view in this book.

I just love that this book can be tragic not because one or both of them might die, but because of what real relationships can be. I totally related to this book so much. The romance of the characters are just so realistic and also very cute. They can be so funny and terribly cute. And I love that it discusses the hard parts of being in a relationship. But also the good parts too.

I'm all over this book and I honestly wish there was more to it.
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~ discusses "invisible illnesses"
~ talks about realistic relationships
~ own voices
~ romance is just terribly adorable!
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