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Twelve-year-old Maddie has a quirky sense of humor and loves making her classmates laugh by slapping on fake mustaches every chance she gets. Being funny gets her noticed by class queen Cassie, and things are looking up when Maddie is cast as Juliet in the school play. Maybe Juliet could wear a mustache?

When Maddie starts tripping when she walks and her hand starts curling up at her side, her mom takes her to the doctor, who confirms Maddie has a brain tumor. In an instant, her world is turned upside down.

Maddie doesn't want anyone else to know. Especially Cassie, whose jealousy has turned to bullying. What about Maddie's chance to play Juliet opposite the cutest boy in the sixth grade? What if the doctors can't get the ugly tumor monster out of her brain?

As Maddie's surgery approaches, she wonders if her illness is giving her super powers because her imagination is bigger than ever, her courage is stronger than ever, and her compassion is about to be felt by more people than she ever imagined.

©2017 Chad Morris (P)2017 Chad Morris

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A fan-tashe-tic, heartwarming story

I laughed, I cried, and I left feeling inspired to be a little better. Maddie has a message to share with people of all ages. I can’t wait to share this story of hope and healing with all my friends and family.

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True Story Tugs at the Heart

This will tickle your funny bone while telling the true story of a little girl (plus some fictional characters) forced to face the possibility of her own death. The authors share an uplifting, inspiring account with just the right amount of sentimentality, emotion, and lighthearted humor. This is an easy listen with an amazing debut performance from Shelly Brown. I hope to hear more from these authors and this voice talent. Well done! And cheers to Maddie!