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.
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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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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 Dullas, a 12-year-old with leukemia, is sullen, withdrawn, and hard to control.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:
304,421
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
12 - 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 books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. Her bestselling novels include Don't Die, My Love; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; Telling Christina Goodbye; True Love: Three Novels; and The End of Forever. Lurlene McDaniel lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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