Dakota Son by Mary Ramsey covers a lot of ground; chronic disease, LGBTQ issues, ghosts, and difficult familial situations. All of these things are rolled into an interesting tale that follows Sean Foster who has cystic fibrosis. Living with a chronic illness all his life, you may think that Sean doesn't have an exciting life, but that certainly changes in this book when he meets and falls in love with Jen. Jen has a complicated family history, one which Sean can't help but get involved in. From there the story expands to include overcoming all kinds of adversity, not only from a horrible disease, but in Sean helping out a desperate situation in Jen's family.