Gold by Chris Cleave - Kate Meadows, a world champion athlete whose eight-year-old daughter Sophie is battling a recurrence of childhood leukemia just as Kate is about to compete for her last chance at an Olympic gold medal.
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
Planting Dandelions ... "we belong completely to the lives that we've made. And still, not at all." One of my favorite of many quotes. On the surface a simple book, underneath ... much more depth and perspective than you might imagine.