A Different Life
by Lois Keith
When fifteen-year-old Libby is exposed to a mysterious infection, she must struggle with the long recovery process and the prospect that she may never walk again.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Women's Press (UK)
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Apr 29, 2012 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it 4 of 5 stars
I'm not sure why it took me so long to read this one, as it was really good. Libby is 15 when she is dunked into the sea on a class trip, and the next day develops a debilitating fever that leaves her legs paralyzed. The first part of the story deals with her time in the hospital trying to learn to walk again, and her ultimate acceptance of being wheelchair-bound. This gave me insight into what it's like to be suddenly unable to walk. When she finally goes home, her parents try to get the counci...more