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Mackenzie Ziegler is a perfectly happy woman, living in sunny Los Angeles with her best friend Lauren Orlando. Her singing career is just getting started, and she's being offered gigs that artists twice her age haven't had the chance to do yet. Life for her? Well it's going great... until the day where everything comes crashing down.
Mackenzie gets diagnosed with Lupus, a disease that attacks her kidneys. Too scared to reach out to anyone, she keeps everything about her diagnosis locked away inside of her and tries her hardest not to tell anyone. When she arrives home to her apartment the day she's been diagnosed, she's so ill and so afraid she can't even open her own front door.
Johnny Orlando finally opens it to find Mackenzie whos shaking, crying, and hysterical. Before Mackenzie even knows it, she blurts out her diagnosis story to a man she gets mixed signals from and has confused feelings towards.
In a moment of desperation, Johnny offers her a kidney - but even that might not be enough.
What if Lupus takes over more of Mackenzie's organs?
Will they be able to set aside their differences for the sake of Mackenzie's health, career and life in general?
Furthermore, will they be able to stop themselves from falling for each other- just in case Mackenzie doesn't make it out alive?
"To me, holding on was enjoyable because of the explicit detail in it. everything was so well and carefully written, and it's really hard to find books like that nowadays. This book is also realistic in many ways and original, with all the stuff relating to the hospital." ~ Emily (jenzieheart_)
"It made me smile at the fact that they loved each other so much yet they went to show that they hated each other. How Johnny cared so much he put his life on the line for Kenzie it was what brought the whole story to life. Also the details were fantastic!" ~ Kyleigh (kyleighwrites)
Genre: teen fiction / romance / tragedy