One of Kessler's ten favorite books involving a turning point for a teen, as shared at the Guardian:
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah BenwellRead about the other books on the list.
One of my favourite 2015 debuts, Sarah Benwell’s beautiful and heartbreaking book features Japanese teenager Sora who is diagnosed with ALS (known in the UK as motor neurone disease). Sora’s story is about rising above the limitations imposed by his illness and finding strength in both the ancient wisdom of the Samurai and the current support of his two best friends. When Sora realises exactly what he has to do, and takes control of his life, he makes a decision that none of us would ever want to face.