Inspired by a true story.
Maddie is a normal twelve-year-old girl. Well, except for the fake
mustaches she carries in her pocket. She likes to make people
laugh, and slapping on a mustache always gets a smile. Maddie
hopes that the class queen, Cassie, will find her mustaches as funny
as she does and want to play with her at recess. She's been selfconscious
lately because her right arm only feels normal when it's
curled against her chest, and she's constantly tripping over her feet.
But that's probably just part of growing up, right?
When Maddie's arm continues to bother her, her parents take her to
a doctor who gives them a shocking diagnosis: a brain tumor. She's
understandably afraid as he describes the surgery she will need, but
knows she must find a way to be brave and must face her fears'all
of them'at the hospital, at home, and at school.
It will take all of Maddie's vibrant imagination, a lot of kindness'
both given and received'and of course, the perfect mustache to
overcome the tough stuff ahead of her.