Bubble by Stewart Foster

Gr. 4-7. ***Starred Review*** Bubble by Stewart FosterEleven-year-old Joe Grant has no recollection of being outside of his specially monitored hospital room. A rare genetic disorder, severe combined immunodeficiency, keeps him within the same four walls because the smallest thing can kill him. Joe’s world revolves around monitor beeps and daily bruise checks in the shower, and the only people he sees are doctors, nurses, his Skype pal Henry, and Beth, his sister and only living family member. Though he’s a rabid fan of Arsenal Football Club and Spider-Man, Joe only has limited exposure to the outside world, via one window and technology—his TV, laptop, and phone. [Read More]