If you like to read dramatic non-fiction, Small Steps by Peg Kehret might be right for you.
Plot summary: Peg never expected the worst, but then again, who does? Peg Kehret lived a relatively normal life. She hung out with her school friends, had a dog, and curled up next to the radio every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to listen to Lone Ranger. But one day, things changed. Peg collapsed in the hallway at school. She could not hold a cup for fear of her shaking hands dropping it. Her temperature rose. She went to the hospital, and when she woke up, she was paralyzed from the neck down. She had polio. This breathtaking true story of a girl fighting for her life will leave you appreciating your health and recognising suffering throughout the world. Even with the sad plot, Small Steps is full of hope and joy. The book is guaranteed to leave you with a new perspective on family, friendship, and fear. So join Peg in the fight for life.
Reviews: Small Steps is a bittersweet book that is bound to bring tears to your eyes. The characters are lovable, and the story will glue you to your seat. Perfect for ages 10 to 15, but even older people can enjoy it. You will never forget the love, sadness, and compassion felt by both the characters and the reader.