The story of Nicole Bowden's last year, as contained in this narrative, is factual. The frame narrative, in which Melissa tells the story from the vantage point of the present, is entirely fictional (Author's note). The novel features excerpts from Nicole's diary.
Featuring excerpts from Nicole's diary, Nicole traces a brave young girl's story from the onset of her illness through to the decision to give her a heart transplant, and the aftermath of that decision. (Back cover).