Love, Ish


ISBN 9781770864924 | 5.375″ x 8″ | TPB | $12.95 | Age: 9-12

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Mischa “Ish” Love knows she’ll be one of the first settlers on Mars. She’s applied to – and been rejected from – the Mars Now project forty-seven times, but the mission won’t leave for ten years, and Ish hasn’t given up hope. She also hasn’t given up hope that Tig will be her best friend again. When Ish collapses on the first day of seventh grade, she gets a diagnosis that threatens all her future plans. As Ish fights cancer, she dreams in vivid detail about the Martian adventures she’s always known she’d have – and makes unexpected discoveries about love, fate, and her place in the vast universe.


Praise

“Mischa’s unique voice and way of perceiving the world are consistently absorbing, and her additional struggles with losing her best (and only) friend and coming to terms with being adopted expand it far beyond her illness … A star-bright story of love, courage, and unflagging spirit.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

“A worthwhile and affecting odyssey.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This book packs an emotional punch . . . [A] heartbreaking and sharply wry tale about friendship, family, fate, and illness.”
School Library Journal


About the Author

Rivers, Karen - has written novels for adult, middle-grade, and young adult audiences. Her books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Stellar Book Award, the White Pine Award, and the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. (read more)

Books by the Author

Love, Ish - ISBN 9781770864924 | 5.375″ x 8″ | TPB | $12.95 | Age: 9-12 Category: Novels Curriculum: Find     Mischa “Ish” Love knows she’ll be one of the first settlers on Mars. She’s applied to – and been rejected from – the Mars Now project forty-seven times, but the mission won’t leave for ten years, […]
The Girl in the Well is Me - Karen Rivers
ISBN 9781770864641 | 5.375" x 8" | TPB | $12.95 | Age: 9-12

A 2016 Best Books for Kids and Teens selection

Newcomer Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into a club whose members have no intention of letting her join. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, growing increasingly claustrophobic, and waiting to be rescued — or possibly not. (read more)