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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow

Review: New Beginnings

Everyday Angel #1: New Beginnings - Victoria Schwab

Ya'll, someone set a middle grade series in the same universe as Dead Like Me and made the first book about cancer, and I know how that sounds, but it's actually pretty sweet.

 

I gave it to my niece - the first autographed book I've given her.

 

Guardian angels, sure, but this isn't really Christian in mythology. This angel knows she needs to help three people . . . somehow. She figures out that the first person is a young girl who's brother has cancer. To accommodate his treatment, the family has moved to a small apartment near the hospital, and her mother spends almost every waking moment devoted to her sick child. 

 

This is an adorable little story about self worth, inner strength, and a magic teleporting shadow. And there are 2 more books to go!