Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. He’s already outlived his doctor’s expectations, but that doesn’t stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady’s daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as others, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision.
Drawing Breath by Laurie Boris is available from Amazon.com.