The Things We Lost

The Things We Lost

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Tiny Llama By MicroscopicLlama Updated Jun 17

Melanie was born with a weak immune system and tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, meaning her trachea wasn't attached to lungs at birth and instead looped into her esophagus which didn't grow long enough to reach her stomach.  She was put into surgery which saved her life, but destined her to a lifetime of hospital visits, cough and swallow specialists, and lung infections. 

Right before Melanie is hospitalized with pneumonia for the twenty-eighth time at the age of sixteen, she meets Miles; a sensitive boy whom she meets again at the hospital and learns of his eating disorder.

She also meets William - a fun, sarcastic boy with tuberculosis.

Together, Melanie, William, and Miles embark on a journey of self-discovery and worth, changing their lives forever.

  • book
  • eating
  • family
  • friends
  • happiness
  • illness
  • infection
  • life
  • living
  • love
  • lung
  • lungs
  • melanie
  • meyer
  • miles
  • pneumonia
  • romance
  • sick
  • sickness
  • struggle
  • teen
  • true
  • tuberculosis
  • william
  • writing