An Indie Next Pick
Winner of the Alex Award
An Ingram Best of the Best
One of BookPage's "Top 50 Books of 2016"
Seventeen-year-old Ivan Isaenko is a life-long resident of the Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children in Belarus. Every day is exactly the same for Ivan, so he turns life into a game, manipulating people and events for his amusement. Until Polina arrives. She is exquisite. She challenges him. Soon, they forge a romance that is tenuous and beautiful. Now, Ivan wants something more: he wants Polina to live.