Guest Review: Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
“When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
I did not enjoy this book at all. I found Zac to be endearing and was rooting for him throughout the book. I did not like Mia at all. She was a complete bitch and only cared about herself.
Honestly, I didn’t even finish this book and I rarely leave a book unfinished. I could not get through Mia’s portions and found them to be a struggle. She was just so vain and self-centered that I could not relate or even have sympathy for her situation.
I would not recommend this book to anyone. I’m quite certain there are better books about teens dealing with cancer than this one.
1 out of 5 stars (It was so bad I couldn’t finish it)