Annotations for Regine's Book : A Teen Girl's Last Words


Baker & Taylor
"Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008. Regine's stated purpose with her posts was to give people a sense of "what it's like to live with" such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. It was first adapted into book form in 2010, and became a best seller in Norway. Regine was also a very gifted photographer, and had her photos exhibited at both the 2009 and the 2010 Nordic Light photography festivals in Kristiansund"--Dust jacket

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Baker & Taylor
A full-length account based on the late author's blog about living with leukemia describes her 15-month struggle to recover, shares aspects of her life in Norway and advocates for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents an account based on the late teenage author's blog about her life as a cancer patient, describing her fifteen-month struggles as she undergoes treatment for leukemia, along with aspects of the life she shares with her family and friends in Norway.

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Houghton
Regine's blog about living with Leukemia gained a huge following, and eventually became this book. She writes openly about emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to recover, and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine has photography exhibits, goes to concerts, enjoys her friends & family, and advocates for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an amazing will to live; and the lessons she learned have relevance for all of us. She died at home on December 3, 2009 with her family and cat by her side.

Originally published in Norway, the book was selected by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for a translation grant. Norwegian sales are as follows: 30,000 copies hardcover (May - Dec 2010); 17,000 copies paperback (Jan - Sept 2011)

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Houghton

Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to survive and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine participated in photography exhibits, went to concerts, enjoyed her friends and family, and advocated for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an incredible will to live, and the lessons that she learned have relevance for us all. Through her eyes, readers will discover a more vivid worldand a new appreciation for life, art, and the power of the human spirit.

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