A Story About Cancer (With a Happy Ending) by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer, and Solange Ouellet

A Story About Cancer (With a Happy Ending) - India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer, Solange Ouellet

This is a charming story about a girl heading to the hospital with her parents for a meeting with the doctor. The news could be good or bad. On the way she reflects on having had cancer for so long, the impact on herself and her family, the friendships she's made, and what she wants out of life.


The book is fully illustrated with sparse texts that still paints a picture of a young girl who remains a teenager despite what she's going through. It was honest and presented the reality of growing up in a hospital and the unintentional pressure loved ones and well-wishers can bring. This girl does not belong in a movie of the week.


Desjardins wrote this book in response to a fan she met in the hospital who complained that there were no stories about children like her with cancer that had happy endings. Desjardins delivers that here. This book is incredibly moving and a great gift.