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Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hard and pushes herself 110% all the time. Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg. The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life. At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she's worked for seems out of reach. But Haley is strong. She's going to fight this disease. She will not let it take her life or her dreams.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 403 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0547617283
  • 9780547617282
  • 1,146,612

Review quote

""Radiate "shows readers that the power of positive thinking can change lives!"--New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkles "Whether she's writing about teen ghost huntresses or a cheerleader battling cancer, Marley Gibson has such a distinctive voice. I have never read a writer with a voice as characteristic and consistent. Love it!" - Jennifer Echols, author of GOING TOO FAR and FORGET YOU ""Radiant" is a word that aptly describes this new novel by Marley Gibson. Hayley's startling journey as a teen fighting cancer is intense and astonishing and I found myself caught in the tight grip of hope and determination. A story as extraordinary and as powerful as this one will affect the reader long after the book is finished, especially after knowing the source of the author's inspiration."--Colleen Houck, "New York Times" best-selling author of "Tiger's Curse". "This book is about a tough and fun and cool cheerleader, who still keeps cheering after her diagnose, and tries to maintain a normal life, the only right [thing] to do in this situation, and I can only cheer, cheer, cheer for Hayley's positive attitude and the positivity that radiates through this amazing book! I loved the way it was written, thumbs up to Marley Gibson! Impressive and highly recommended!!"--Marjoleinbookblog "Challenges readers to embrace the power of positive thinking in the face of life's obstacles."--"School Library Journal"show more

Our customer reviews

Hayley is such an inspiring character. She's so positive and I'd hope that if I ever got cancer, I could keep that kind of attitude. This is more than a book about cancer though, it is a book about survival, the bonds of family, and about living to fight another day so that you can do what you love. Hayley was so strong, and it kinda inspired me to be a better person. She went through so much more than I have and I've been much more down than her, but I love that she still made time for others, and didn't get so focused on herself. I related to this book because even though there is nothing wrong with being a "band geek" or a "jrotc nerd" which was exactly what I was, and mostly happy about it, I wondered occasionally how the popular side lived. It was neat to read about someone crossing that divide, being able to fit in and loving what she does. Not only is Hayley a great main character, I also enjoyed Lora and Gabriel. They rang true to me, and I would love to have friends like them. This book is very emotional at times, I was tearing up at a few parts, and I think that Ms. Gibson did a good job being descriptive, moving the plot along, and making me connect with the characters. It made it even more awesome that Ms. Gibson wrote from experience and her personal life, and the foundation that she started.show more
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