When high school senior Derek Scheckman was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer he began keeping a journal filled with insights. Bestselling author Michael J. Tougias and teacher Buck Harris take us through Derek's journal and the lessons we can learn from it as well as the amazing journey of the five key people in Derek's life. This story shows us the true meaning of love and courage and has the ability to enrich us all.
If you liked Tuesdays With Morrie The Fault in Our Stars or The Last Lecture you must read Derek's Gift. Perhaps your life journey will change as a result.
Michael J. Tougias is the author of 21 books several of which are national bestsellers. His co-written book The Finest Hours is being made into a major motion picture by Disney.
Praise for Other Books by Michael J. Tougias:
"Tougias creates a suspenseful tautly rendered story that leaves readers breathless but well-satisfied."- Kirkus
"A breath-taking book."- Los Angeles Times
"If you start this book it will be hard to put it down until you finish."- The Day
"Riveting and meticulously researched."- New York Post
"An incredible tale of heroism and sacrifice."- Nathaniel Philbrick National Book Award Winner
"Tougias spins a dramatic saga&hellip"- National Geographic Adventure
"One of Tougias' great skills as a writer is to put you right there &hellip he builds the drama expertly."- The Providence Journal
"The one book that will stay with me the longest from a all those I read this year."- Jonesville Gazette