A moving story of love and hope found in the most unexpected of places Zac is a soccer-playing farm boy. Mia is a gorgeous girl with an entourage of perfect friends. In the real world, these two seventeen-year-olds would have little to say to each other, but in the hospital, where both are undergoing treatment for cancer, the usual rules no longer apply. Before long, the messages they trade through a shared wall evolve into a bond that neither sees coming, a bond that endures after they are released from the hospital to their normal lives. But cancer has changed everything'there is no "normal" anymore'and the only constant is their ever-deepening need for each another. Told from alternating perspectives, Zac and Mia is a funny and tender novel about two ordinary teenagers who find hope, love and courage in exceptional circumstances.