When Foley Russel is assigned a book report and to meet a character from that book, he hopes for someone interesting like a circus midget or a Formula One driver. He’s not anticipating a girl in a wheelchair, and he’s certainly not expecting to like her. After all, she’s not even normal, is she?
“This book is about cystic fibrosis – but not in the way you might imagine – yes it does vivify the experience but more important is how the author brings the illness into the every day. Into our lives. It is deeply refreshing and upbeat. So different to what you might expect.” – Fiona Place, author of Cardboard
“Foley Russel and That Poor Girl is a lovely, well written story for any age. It covers a subject that some people find difficult to deal with…long term, severe illness, and it allows us to see that behind every disease/disability there is a real person.” – Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews
Category: Teen Fiction
Trade paperback: 94 pages
Publication Date: 21 August 2010
RRP: AU $12.95 (pbk) | $2.99 (ebook)