A Time to Die

A Time to Die

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by Lurlene McDaniel
     
 

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Sixteen-year-old Kara Fischer has cystic fibrosis  and only months to live. But the close-knit bond  she develops with Vince, who also has the disease,  helps her come to terms with her own illness.  Given one last wish, Kara wonders if miracles could  really happen.


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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Kara Fischer has cystic fibrosis  and only months to live. But the close-knit bond  she develops with Vince, who also has the disease,  helps her come to terms with her own illness.  Given one last wish, Kara wonders if miracles could  really happen.


From the Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307776297
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/27/2010
Series:
One Last Wish Series , #1
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
622,836
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

LURLENE MCDANIEL is the #1 author of inspirational fiction for young adults. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Time to Die (One Last Wish Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading all these books made me think how much ee all take for granted. A simple thing like breathing for CF kids is automatic for us. I loved this book. I was gonna cry! You really appriciate how much you have and who you have whn reading these books. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only half way done wit this book and so far it is my favorite one yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have read this book 3times now and i still love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good!! It was sad but I really enjoyed it. I love Lurlene McDaniel, especially in this book.
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Ash14 More than 1 year ago
The book, 'A Time to Die", by author Lurlene McDaniel is an emotional roller coaster ride. The main character, Kara Fischer, has Cystic Fibrosis better known as CF. Kara undergoes "thumps" three times a day. This is when Kara hangs upside down and gets her back pounded on o dislodge mucus from her lungs. CF victims rarely live until their early thirties, so Kara at age fifteen is already worried about her life span. When Kara was six she met Vince Chapman in the hospital and realized that he also has Cystic Fibrosis. From then on out the were best friends. After Kara was over a cold that hospitalized her, she returned to school again. When she had arrived back the first day, she showed around a new student named Eric Lawrence. He was her physical therapist's brother who recently moved to town to get away from his nagging parents. Kara and Eric hit it off the first day they met. However, when Eric found out about Kara's condition he avoided her. He thought he just couldn't handle dating a girl who wouldn't live until she was even forty. Eventually he realizes that he can't stay away from her. They understand they love each other, before they get the chance to do anything about it Kara goes into critical condition. Kara does not pull through, but she leaves behind a gift for each of her four best friends: Christy, Eric, Vince, and Elyse. She had recently been given a hundred thousand dollars because someone found out that she had CF and wanted to make her happy by giving her anything that money could buy. She gave Vince money to buy a new top of the line weight room so that he can get as strong as Arnold. Christy was given money to start medical school because she didn't have the money so she became a physical therapist. Elyse was given money to go on a shopping spree until the money ran out. She gave Eric money to restore his care to mint condition. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who likes realistic stories.
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My little cousin is one and was diagnosed with CF at birth. I am a high school student and my teacher knew about my cousin and asked me to write a research paper about CF. i came to this website to find books and came across this i had no idea here were like real boks about people living with it i can not wait to read them. thanks for all of you suporters and if you are interested in learning more about the disease visit cff.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the most tear giving book it tells you of a one girl struggle between life & death.Her desire to be at school around those who love her. At the beginning Before Kara dicharge from the hospital therapist & friend tells her her brother would be staying with her & to show him around at school.She leaves & says her goodbye to vince & he uses his kind sweet words it makes us think she likes him. Little did she know she'd fall for for eric charms.Around eric she covers up her illness & likes the way he treats her 'normal'.When Eric figures the truth he tries to avoid her but deep inside he's hurting.Vince who comes out of the hospital is the only person who could relate to Kara.By the end Vince relizes Kara wants him only as a friend & Eric is who she really likes.She dies but leaves all her friends something to remember her bye.I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did .Just remember as soon as you open this book you cant put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book made me cry!!! I was in class reading the book and nobody could understand why I was crying. After that book, i got so interested in CF that I bought a whole bunch of books about people with CF. I definetly think everyone should read this book. Lots of love to all the people with CF.!!! 3