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Living With Epilepsy (Living With Health Challenges)

Living with Epilepsy features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with epilepsy during adolescence. Topics include causes, risk factors, and prevention, diagnosis, types of seizures, treatment, managing epilepsy, and dealing with social issues. Throughout the book, Ask Yourself This questions encourage discussion. Features include a selected bibliography, further readings, Just the Facts summary of medical facts about addiction, Where to Turn summary of key advice that includes contact information for helpful organizations, a glossary, source notes, and an index. Living with Health Challenges is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Series: Living with Health Challenges

Library Binding: 112 pages

Publisher: Essential Library (January 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1617831271

ISBN-13: 978-1617831270

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #4,289,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #48 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children's Health > Epilepsy #315 in Books > Teens > Personal Health > Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries #463 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diseases & Physical Ailments > Epilepsy

Age Range: 12 - 17 years

Grade Level: 7 - 12

Obviously aimed at the young adult audience, this book is a thorough overview of epilepsy. I would have given the book five stars if it had covered adult onset seizure disorders. However, Christopherson's title deserves to be in junior high, high school, and public libraries. Recommended.

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