Zac and Mia is often marketed as the Austrialian The Fault in our Stars. And it is, but it really isn't. Yes it's a book about a teen boy and girl who have cancer, but that's where the similarities end. I listened to this on audiobook and enjoyed the narration of both Zac and Mia's sides of the story. The story is predominantly from the perspective of Zac but as the story progressses, we get to hear Mia's side as well. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good teen tragedy read! (However, I may need to take a break from teen hospital books soon, I just read 3 in a row!)
My rating: 4
Summary from goodreads:
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.
You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.