[PDF] Download ☆ Zac and Mia | by ☆ A.J. Betts

By A.J. Betts | Comments: ( 323 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this tough and tender young adult novel that s a lot about love and a little about cancer.Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics So says seventeen year old Zac MeierThe Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this tough and tender young adult novel that s a lot about love and a little about cancer.Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics So says seventeen year old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not at all stoic cancer patient in the room next door Once released, the two near strangers can t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

  • Title: Zac and Mia
  • Author: A.J. Betts
  • ISBN: 9780544331648
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

A.J. Betts

I m a Perth based writer who writes realistic fiction for teenagers 14 but adults enjoy them too I m also an English teacher, poet, writer of non fiction texts, presenter and reader.

Comments Zac and Mia

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I enjoyed this book, I just didn't love it. Something this book does well is character development, specifically with Mia's character. I loved seeing her develop throughout this story, mostly because I didn't like her much when she was first introduced. I just feel like this story didn't have much to the plot and the plot at hand was a bit predictable. I did like A.J. Betts writing though and will definitely pick up other books by her!

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    3.5*Mixed feelings on this one, video review to come!

  • Ninoska Goris

    Español - English “Con toda la destrucción que causa, el Cáncer tendría que entrar a gritos en el cuerpo, con sirenas aullando y luces centelleantes. No debería poder ocultarse y echar raíces en el cerebro de alguien de esa forma, agazapado entre los recuerdos."Debo estar de acuerdo con que el tema se parece bastante al del libro Bajo la misma estrella. Sin embargo, este libro trata más sobre como dos adolescentes con cáncer llegan, de solo tener en común la enfermedad, a ser vitales [...]

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    This book starts off quite well. I loved Zac. He is that boy that you can't help but fall in love with. Then we meet Mia. I did not like the girl child. I just couldn't make myself. This is not a romance. It's a friendship story and it's not a horrible book. It just feels unfinished. No character development and I just didn't really care like I should have. This book has been compared to The Fault in Our Stars. Bullshit. I gave that book 3 stars and this one didn't touch it. Sorry dudes. I would [...]

  • Melanie

    See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads3.5 stars Thank you Text Publishing for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.'I'm the least brave of everyone. I never signed up for this war. Leukaemia conscripted me, the fucker.' Zac and Mia had a John Green vibe to it- the synopsis immediately reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars. While not as fantastic, Zac and Mia has a strong story filled with wit, humour and heart felt moments. But let me stress that this book [...]

  • Dana

    If I had to describe this book in one sentence, I would describe it as the poor man's TFIOS(The Fault in Our Stars). I really had to force myself to finish this. My main issue was Mia, she was such a MASSIVE bitch. I truly hated her. She was a cruel, selfish, ingrate who literally cared about no one but herself. As for Zac, he was okay, although I found him kind of boring and nothing more than a crutch for Mia's abuses.If you're looking for a teenage love story look elsewhere, these two protagon [...]

  • Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.

    Buy this book HERE on or buy this book HERE on BookDepository with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIIPPINGI received an advanced reader's edition of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 4 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). Though similar to John Green's The Fault In Our Stars, I think I might have to say that Zac and Mia was one of the best books that I've read all year; it was so heart warming and refreshing. I remember myself [...]

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    I have such mixed feelings about this one! On one handh, my soul burned with sadness for Zac and even for Miabut on the other hand? I just was so angry at how selfish and immature Mia was. BUT THEN AGAIN (see how indecisive I am?) the girl had freaking cancer. CANCER. How can I possibly understand?! I decided that I did like this book because of Reasons. And I will share the reasons because I'm incredibly nice like that. 1. Zac was a sweetheart. 2. Zac's mother was so supportive and his sister w [...]

  • May

    ¿SE PARECE A BAJO LA MISMA ESTRELLA? Zac y Mia es una novela que ha salido recientemente en España y que trata sobre dos jóvenes enfermxs de cáncer. Es una novela que trata el cáncer y la enfermedad desde un punto de vista muy realista y duro. Una novela que es cortita, se lee rápido y que cuenta una historia del día a día y la vida de dos personas que estaban destinadas a encontrarse y entenderse.Zac y Mia no es la novela que todxs esperamos sobre el cáncer parecida a Bajo la misma est [...]

  • Antonia

    "Courage is standing still even though you want to run. Courage is planting yourself and turning towards the thing that scares you, whether it's your leg or your friends or the guy who could break your heart again. It's opening your eyes and staring that fear down."I can do nothing but to recommend this to you. You should really read it. It's probably the best fiction about cancer I've ever read/watched. It's honestly better than the fault in our stars. Makes you think. We should all be lucky &l [...]

  • Paula Weston

    I've read quite a few books in recent months but it's taken me until now to have a chance to share some thoughts on them. The one thing the time lapse allows is the capacity to see which books have 'stuck', and this one most certainly has.Cancer isn't easy, it's not glamorous and it definitely isn't fun. And what I liked most about this story was that A.J Betts never loses sight of that, even in those unexpected moments that made me laugh out loud. Her characters are fully fleshed, the relations [...]

  • Mia Nauca

    Este libro es un solido 3.5Se trata de dos chicos que sufren de cancer y ambos definitivamente lidian con su enfermedad de manera muy distinta. Sin embargo, forman un lazo fuerte entre los dos que los ayuda a mantener la cordura mientras tratan de sobrevivir

  • Angelica Juarez Gonzalez

    Me llevo menos de veinticuatro horas en leer este libro; seis para ser más específica. Si no contamos los intervalos de tiempo entre las actividades de la vida diaria (comer y esas cosas) así como también los momentos en que tenía que pararle porque la ola de tristeza era grande, rería menos. Y a mí me encantan los libros tristes. Tengo una inclinación grande hacia ellos. Soy una consumista emocional total. Y este libro aporta una gran parte de esas emociones.Zac y Mia es una historia qu [...]

  • Odette Knappers

    This is a really lovely, honest story. I haven't read The fault in our stars yet, but I can imagine this is for lovers of that book, because of the theme.(view spoiler)[What I love about this book is that the friendship is more important. Love matters as well, of course, but the emphasis is on the friendship part and I LOVE that. (hide spoiler)]

  • Nadia King

    I shied away from reading Zac & Mia mainly because the whole cancer thing put me off. Live long enough & too many people you know end up dying from it. I finally took the bull by the horns and got stuck between the pages of Zac & Mia and what a pleasant surprise. And what a ride, too. I seriously loved this book.Please don't read this thinking about other YA books around this topic, come at Zac & Mia without preconceptions. I was sucked into the story fast. Zac is seventeen and l [...]

  • Abbie

    My initial thought was “Oh, another cancer book. Let me go grab a box of tissues”. I couldn’t help but compare this book with TFIOS. This book isn’t as romantic and I realized then that this book is totally different from John Green’s creation.Yes, Zac and Mia were victims of deadly illnesses. They had different personalities and different ways of coping but they came together to be each other’s support outside of their families who did not know the pain firsthand.It was a touching s [...]

  • ALPHAreader

    Zac Meier tracks his fight with leukaemia by NASA’s Curiosity rover. When he was first admitted he watched a documentary about the construction of the rover; when he first relapsed the launch was making headlines and the night before his bone marrow transfer he watched footage of the rover being shot into space. Now he’s stuck in isolation from November 18 to December 22 while the graft from a German donor (his friends have since nicknamed him ‘Helga’) safely heals. They can shoot a robo [...]

  • Karin Falkner

    Emotional,aufwühlend,berührend,ehrlich,trotzdem ein respektvoller Umgang mit dem Thema Krebs.Hat mir wirklich sehr gut gefallen!

  • Mafi

    Tenho alguns sentimentos contraditórios com este livro. Gostei mas ao mesmo tempo não achei assim nada de especial. Gostei mais das personagens em si e do seu desenvolvimento do que do plot. Também só o li para ver a série, mas acho que se até tivesse começado pela mesma sem ter lido este livro, não ia sentir falta dele.

  • Amanda

    3.5Zac & Mia by A.J Betts is set in W.A. We meet seventeen year old Zac Meier during his five week long stay in a cancer ward. He’s undergone a bone marrow transplant as part of his leukaemia treatment and is now confined to a room in the ward with only his mother and nurses for company. That is until a teenage girl moves into the room next door. Mia has osteosarcoma and according to Zac she’s the luckiest patient in the ward, not that Mia agrees with him.I'm probably not the only one wh [...]

  • Tormenta

    En realidad es un 2.5/5¿La portada parece prometer un romance apasionado? Una lástima, en este libro no es eso lo que se encuentra. En su lugar, hay una lucha de supervivencia entre páginas. Mia, la protagonista, me había caído pésimo. Era egocéntrica, caprichosa, y lo tenía absolutamente todo. Los problemas no existían en su vida, y si lo habían, ella se negaba a prestarles atención. Se sentía desgraciada, aún viendo que su alrededor se derrumbaba, ella creía que su situación era [...]

  • Dagmar

    recensie binnenkort op leesendroomuwweb!

  • Pat

    I usually avoid books about cancer but after hearing A.J. Betts speaking in 2011 about the book she was writing and knowing that she has worked for 8 years as a hospital teacher, I decided that as a Text Prize winner this was a book not to be missed.I was not disappointed. What was most uplifting for me was the portrayal of the two teens, Zac and Mia, and the amount of resilience that was necessary to survive cancer treatments. On the way Betts was able to impact a lot of information about cance [...]

  • Návi

    Okay, este libro superó mis expectativas.Debo admitir que comencé a leer este libro esperando un Bajo la Misma Estrella 2.0, pero claramente estaba equivocado. El libro es original, pero sí pude encontrar parecidos a este otro libro por la temática, la cual es muy parecida.Los personajes son hermosísimos, y me gustó su desarrollo en la historia.Pero bueno, no tengo ganas de reseñar la historia, sólo decirles que le den una oportunidad a este libro.

  • ItsMedea

    3,5/5 ⭐ Ich fand das Buch hat sich mega in die Länge gezogen obwohl es nicht so viele seiten hat. Das Ende fand ich aber gut! :)

  • Esra

    Mia'nın sürekli beni sinir edecek bir şeyler yapması, kitabının sonunun tatmin edici bir son olmaması gibi nedenler olmasaydı daha çok severdim bence.

  • Esther

    Ik vond dit zo'n mooi boek. De schrijfstijl was ook heel prettig.

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    A.J. Betts won the Text Prize for YA and Children's Writing in 2012 for her unpublished manuscript of Zac and Mia. Set in Western Australia, it is the story of two teenagers who meet while receiving treatment for cancer.Seventeen year old Zac Meier is partway through an enforced period of isolation after a bone marrow transplant to treat his second re-occurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. Stuck in the adult oncology ward, with only his mother and the nurses asking about his bowel movements for c [...]

  • Mollyflowers

    This is book is nothing but a shameless ripoff of THIS, one of my favourite books of all time. Down to the theme and even character names. So I won't even waste my breath detailing why this novel is the worst thing I have read all year. I am so angry. Shame on Text books for supporting plagiarism!!! Copy someone else's story and win a national contest? Um, but NO. Don't support this. Avoid like the plague. Or read TFIOS instead :)PS- what's with the ugly 70s cover scheme and picture? Kinda gross [...]

  • Andis/Slytherin

    Didn't enjoy this as much as I wanted to. I felt no emotion of sadness or pretty much anything while reading this. It was just bleh.

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