The Book Of Hat

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THE BOOK OF HAT
by Harriet Rowland
published by Makaro Press

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Harriet Rowland — known as Hat — was 17 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that began in her knee.

Going through treatment was often a lonely time, as friends — while supportive — didn’t always understand Hat’s new life. Until she fell in love with the character Hazel Grace from John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars, a girl who talks honestly and openly about living with cancer. Like her, Hat found life changed in ways that were both good and bad: falling in love and hospital stays among them. And she was surprised by how much happiness there was still to find.

Throughout her journey, Hat kept a blog called My Experience of Walking the Dog, and this book, is a collection of those posts edited with the author. Why the blog title? Her parents say cancer is like a dog — fine if it stays in its own yard. Hat’s dog got out. This is her unexpected story.

- paperback: 208 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780473272852