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Children's LiteratureDeanne is a wealthy teen who does not want to follow in her mother's country club footsteps. She respects her father, who is chief physician at the local hospital, and decides to volunteer there for the summer. Unwillingly, she finds herself assigned to the oncology ward and becomes very involved with nice, good-looking Matt, a seriously ill cancer patient. Deanne must struggle with her mother's rather contrived idea of what's good for her, the stereotypical battle ax nurse who runs the volunteers, and, the most believable, her own fears about dealing with people who might die. The story is very simply written and predictable, but its emotional content will probably appeal to preteen and young teen girls. It does give a fairly accurate depiction of life as a teenaged hospital volunteer. 2004 (orig. 1983), Darby Creek Publishing, Ages 12 up.