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Extraordinary Means
by Robyn Schneider

As your typical, over-achieving teen, Lane has had his entire future planned out since his freshman year of high school.  With graduation finally in sight, the last thing he ever expects is to have all of his plans sidelined when he becomes ill with a drug-resistant strain of Tuberculosis.  Lane’s only chance at survival is Latham House, one of the many sanitariums that have opened up across America to try to treat teens afflicted with this new, incurable form of Tuberculosis.  Lane never expects to know anyone at Latham, least of all Sadie, a girl he used to go to summer camp with and hasn’t seen in four years.  Sadie is no longer the timid girl he remembers, and is now part of a fun and daring group who refuse to live by the strict rules of Latham House.  As Lane gets pulled into Sadie’s world he learns what it is like to live outside the lines, and to fall in love despite all odds.

Extraordinary Means is a book that should not be missed.  Lane and Sadie are incredibly relatable characters, and you can’t help but become emotionally invested in their story.  This is one of the most moving stories I’ve ever read, and one of my top picks for 2015. 

Amanda H.
November 18, 2015
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