Mercy Lily

By Lisa Albert

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I take the bees outside, unscrew the lid of the bee jar, and listen to their angry buzzing. “I hate you,” I whisper. Lily’s mother has slowly been losing herself to multiple sclerosis. After traditional treatment fails, she uses bee sting therapy, administered by Lily, to alleviate her pain. Lily is trained as a veterinary assistant, so she can easily handle the treatments. What she can’t handle is what happens when the bee sting therapy fails and it becomes clear that her mom wants to die. One beautiful spring day, Lily’s mother asks her for the most impossible thing of all—mercy. While navigating first love, friendship, and other normal worries faced by high school sophomores, Lily also has to choose: help her mom go, or cling to her fading life for all it’s worth.

About the Author

Lisa Albert (Muskego, WI) grew up in the Midwest where she spent many summer afternoons reading at the public library. Albert is the author of three nonfiction books. This is her first book for young adults.

 

  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738730127
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Publication date: Oct 08, 2011
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 240
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying

Reviews of Mercy Lily:

"Teen readers will find this novel both affecting and thought provoking as they identify with Lily's agony and examine their own beliefs." —VOYA

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