A Teen Girl’s Last Words
by Regine Stokke
When 17-year-old Regine Stokke was diagnosed with leukemia, she began blogging about her experiences, which became the basis for this book. She wrote about her 15-month struggle, and her desire to experience life. Through music, photography, and time spent with loved ones, she made the most of her short life. She was a typical teenager with an amazing will to live, and the lessons she learned have relevance to us all.
✳ Junior Library Guild Selection
✳ Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner
✳ “Regine’s voice is matter-of-fact and honest…A heartfelt and visually appealing window into Regine’s last year.”—Kirkus Reviews
✳ “Stokke’s openness and honesty that are the chief draw; readers will feel as though they have truly come to know her. (Regine’s Book is) a rare, valuable window into life with a terminal illness.” —Publishers Weekly
✳ “(Regine’s) writing is honest and raw, insightful and inspiring. While her moods swing with the course of her treatment and relapses, her outlook remains steadfastly positive throughout all but the most difficult days…Her obsession with rock music and attending concerts saturates the text as it does her short life, and her original poems and artistic photographs add extra dimension to what is sure to be an inspiring read for a new audience for this moving title that was originally published in Regine’s Norway.” —Booklist
Learn more about Zest Books’ “Blog for Regine” initiative.
- Reading level: Teen Nonfiction/Memoir
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Zest Books
- Language: English
- ISBN-13 (paperback): 978-1-936976-01-0
- ISBN-13 (hardcover): 978-1-936976-20-1