Everyone dies, someday and somehow. Sixteen year old Allie is dying of cancer. More than anything, she wants to be a normal teenager. But pretending is exhausting and the lies pile up. With a chance at first love and true friends, Allie must choose between maintaining the pretence or risking everything with the truth. Can Allie open her heart and embrace love? If you liked 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green or 'A Walk to Remember' by Nicholas Sparks, you'll love Awakening to Life.