Teen Life, Grief/Loss
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
Andrew Brawlely was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.
Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew is in hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.
Then one night a boy named Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them together through all their pain. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, and a future.
But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusy. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he's determined to bargain with Death and settle his debts once and for all. But Death is not easily placated, and Drew's life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.
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