I'm Blogging for Regine

Next Thursday, December 6th, I'll be Blogging for Regine.

From Zest Books:
Regine Stokke began her blog after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her goal was to paint a realistic picture of what it’s like battling a life-threatening illness—and to share her experience with the world. During the 15 months Regine was sick and to her death she transformed from an average teenage girl, upset that she doesn’t have a private hospital room, to a grateful and humble young woman with a deep appreciation for the beauty all around her.

Regine’s Book (Zest Books, October 2012) is Regine’s story as it was written on her blog and is supplemented with a selection of photos as well as comments from blog readers and entries from those who loved her most. The book deals with all the facets of living with cancer, from the good days to the bad and everything in between. 

My friend E. L. Schneider, who recently participated in the DEAR TEEN ME blog tour, suggested I join the blog tour for REGINE'S BOOK.  

Some of you may remember that cancer is not one of my favorite topics.  It's a topic that hits too close to home on many levels.  I lost my dad to cancer in 2006.  Recently friends and neighbors are dealing with it -- and in many cases, it involves children.  

I'm blogging for Regine next week as a way to honor kids like her who are fighting this battle, who have won the battle, who have lost the battle.

I'll be honest with you and say that I'm scared to read this book.  I'm afraid that it's going to break my heart.  And I'm hopeful that it will fill me with a renewed sense of appreciation for the world around me.

Please visit Zest Books and the other bloggers who are participating in this blog tour, which began Monday the 26th, and check back next Thursday for my post.



  1. Wow, I'm teary already. Good for you, Sara.

    1. Thanks, Kelly. I'm sure there will be plenty of tears on my end, too.

  2. This is such a great thing for you to be a part of. I'll look forward to reading your posts.

    1. Thanks, Liz. I hope I can get through the book by next Thursday! :)


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