A Season for Goodbye

A Season for Goodbye

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by Lurlene McDaniel
     
 

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Together again. It's been a year since Katie O'Roark, Chelsea James, and Lacey Duval shared a special summer at Jenny House. The girls have each spent the year struggling to fit into the world of the healthy. Now they're back, this time as "big sisters" to a new group of girls who also face life-threatening illnesses.
But even as the friends strive to help their

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Together again. It's been a year since Katie O'Roark, Chelsea James, and Lacey Duval shared a special summer at Jenny House. The girls have each spent the year struggling to fit into the world of the healthy. Now they're back, this time as "big sisters" to a new group of girls who also face life-threatening illnesses.
But even as the friends strive to help their "little sisters" face the future together, they must separately confront their own expectations. Katie must decide between an old flame and an exciting scholarship far from home. Chelsea must overcome her fear of romance. And Lacey must convince the boy that she loves that the feelings for him can be trusted.
When tragedy strikes Jenny House, each of the girls knows that things can never be the same again. Will Lacey, Chelsea, and Katie find a way to carry on the legacy of the Jenny House? Can their special friendship endure when they go their separate ways?


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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Returning to Jenny House (a retreat for youth with life-threatening illnesses) for the summer as Big Sisters, Katie, Lacey, and Chelsea are happy to be healthy and together again. But as they prepare to face the girls who need their support and encouragement, each of them has a personal crisis. Katie, a heart transplant survivor, wants to go to college away from her family, friends, and boyfriend to run track for Arizona. Lacey, who is learning how to control her diabetes, needs to find a way to deal with her boyfriend, a hemophiliac. And Chelsea must contend with her deceased best friend's twin brother, knowing he hates her for living while his sister died waiting for the heart that Chelsea received. As each teen tries to cope with the situation, a new arrival brings more challenge into their lives. Dullas, a 12-year-old with leukemia, is sullen, withdrawn, and hard to control. Lacey, Katie, and Chelsea must find a way to reach her before the end of the summer. Each of the characters shows maturity and wisdom in dealing with her own illness; facts about other illnesses are included as well. The author's compassionate approach informs and interests readers at the same time. Fast-paced and chock-full of teen angst and romance, this latest installment will not disappoint fans of the series.-Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307776396
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Series:
One Last Wish , #11
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
309,973
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Season for Goodbye (One Last Wish Series #11) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this book, I almost cried at school! My dad's a fireman and whenever there's a fire, I'm scared he'll get hurt,or worse, killed! Anyone who doesn't like McDaniel's books is crazy!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i ve read two of her books and loved i am in love with them this book well .......... dunno
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok i love her books a lot but in my mind this i my opinon so ont get upset but this book makes bo sence to me at all thus book really makes no sence to be not one bit but i live all well most of her books they are so sad mti me if u know what i mean
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book helped me realize that in relationships trust is a big thing after all. plus even though you know how you should feel and act you don't always act that way.this book also had to be pried from my hands each day and night my hands are now stuck in holding a book position thanks alot katie,josh,lacey,jeff,chelsea,and dj
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was good but far from the best in this series. i liked how each girl had different types of everyday problems, but katie, chelsea, and lacey all had the same thing: romanceromanceromance. i mean the romance thing was really overdone and the drama surrounding it was magnified. it's just people repeating the same stuff over and over, and others falling into the traps they wove themselves... but still i did enjoy reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was worth reading. i found it so amazing that miracles could happen, even when the chips were down for lacey like that. i'm glad she shaped up. she needed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really teaches you a lot about life. The ending is incredible you will love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good because it shows how teenage girls with a life threating illness still help others who need help and they still strive to live a normal life. And they are best friends like many teenagers want to be with their friends. Also it shows that sometimes it mite be hard to choose what you want to do but you always end up doing the right thing in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was outsanding.I could not put it down,I read it in two days!Lacey,Chelsea,and Katie each have their own conflicts tied into the story which makes the story real interesting!.All of them seem to be so real the way Lurlene McDaniel's described all of them!Great job,Lurlene McDaniel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book it was so so wonderful. It was really touching. I liked the first one, Please Don't Die, better but this was almost as good. It was really touching, also, because I, like Lacey, have diabetes and I understand what she goes through everyday and I understand how she got sick and everything. I think it is sad when they go to see Amanda's memorial, and how they all have grown up so much. I am wondering what is going to happen to the Jenny House, since it burned down. And I hope that Katie and Josh get back together, because they have gone through so many things together, and they are meant for each other. I have to admit that these books are sad, sometimes they make me cry, but they really make you think about life and how you should cherish it because you never know, tomorrow, it could be over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ive read all of lurnen mcdaniels books, and this is yet another of her wonderful stories. I myself am going through cancer and can relate to most of the caracters in her books. It helps that Mcdaniel is such a wonderful and talented author. Im not afraid of dying anymore because of her books. I'll all ways now that my legacy will live on.