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Last Dance
     

Last Dance

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by Lurlene McDaniel
 

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Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes, in becoming a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an audition for an opening with a prestigious dance troupe, Rachel starts having some very disturbing symptoms. After collapsing at school, she has many tests and her doctor tells her the

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Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes, in becoming a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an audition for an opening with a prestigious dance troupe, Rachel starts having some very disturbing symptoms. After collapsing at school, she has many tests and her doctor tells her the news: She has diabetes. Now her world consists of blood tests, insulin shots, a controlled diet, and constant fear that she will have a reaction and end up unable to dance, or worse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581960310
Publisher:
Darby Creek Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
243,421
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
HL520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her bestselling books include Hit and Run, Till Death Do Us Part, and Breathless.

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Last Dance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an inspiring story about a girl that is hoping to one day become a professional dancer. However, she starts to have weird simptoms of drowsiness and fainting. The doctor then tells her she has type 1 diabetes. Sure the book may be short but it is one of the best books I've ever read. I'm only 11 but this book is still inspiring. Definetely read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a book you will love finished in in 2 days. I started it and didnt want to put it down it was the first book purchase on my nook color and i dont regret iti love all lurlene mcdaniel books
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THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! LOVE IT! FIVE STARS!!!
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I love this book its great i will definitly read it again i just wish it was longer but honastly it was a really great read ... enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seems like a really sad book. I've only read a littile bit, vut it just seems realky sad!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good! I'm turning twelve in february and i really enjoyed this book. I have been on pointe for 4 years and take intense dance class 4 days a week 5 hours each day. On wednesday i have a short thirty minute break in between classes and picked up this book in the break room. I JUST COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! I loved it because it could relate to me, but not just in dance. While dancing, I got shin splits(my shins split). It was very dramatic, but i came to dance anyways and continued through classes they really hurt, still but i'm ok! I reccomond this book to any dancer, athlete, or diabetic!
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Dreamer14 More than 1 year ago
This book was very inpirational. The story was about a girl named Rachel, who like ballet, but one day gets diabetes. Good book for everyone
Savannah_F More than 1 year ago
Last Dance by Lurlene McDaniel is a very cute book. It is about a young ballet student named Rachel Deering who hopes to one day become a professional ballet dancer. She is very talented and is set on auditioning for a summer scholarship for The School of American Ballet. Then she discovers she has type 1 diabetes and she's not sure if she can dance anymore. This book has everything, dance, romance, and it will make you cry. It has a touching story line that makes it impossible to put down, I read it in one day! I recommend that all dancers between the ages of 12 and 15 read this sweet book. It might not be good for younger children because of it's romantic aspects and it is definitely not for guys. I also recommend that people with diabetes read this book because it shows that you can over come anything and follow your dreams!
Dancer19 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story and reminds me of wanting to be in the New York Ballet. I recoment this for every girl who loves to dance. 12 and up
Guest More than 1 year ago
Last Dance is a book for girls of the age of 12 to 16. I really enjoyed this book mainly because I am a dancer. However, it had some teen romance in it. It's not dirty romance there is just some kissing. In my opinion, however, I think kissing is a very sacred thing to do and it shouldn't be talked about like it happens all the time. Although, with the World we live in now that's pretty normal and I think it shouldn't be talked about quite so much! On the other hand I really enjoyed this book. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book, its one of the best books i have read by this author, i used to dance and i also have type 1 diabetes! so i can say from expieience that it is quite true!
Guest More than 1 year ago
AWWW! This book is amazing! If you havent read it, PLEASE DO!!! I have read over 5 books by Lurlene McDaniel and i have LOVED them all! They are so inspiring and they are happy and sad at the same time! And to me that is sort of a good feeling! :) read this BOOOOKKK!