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One Last Wish: Three Novels [Paperback]

By Lurlene McDaniel (Author) & McDaniel (Author)
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Three novels tell the stories of fatally-ill teenagers, Sarah McGregor, Donovan Jacoby, and Anne Wingate, who receive anonymous contributions of money

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"You don't know me, but I know about you.... I can't make you live longer, I can stop you form hurting. But I can give you one wish, as someone did for me.
Three letters. Three last wishes."
In "Mother, Help Me Live, " Sarah discovers that her birth mother, whom she's never known, is the one person who may have the bone marrow she needs to survive. When Sarah journeys to find her mother, she learns the real meaning of family.
"Let Him Live" tells the story of Megan's friendship with Donovan, who is hoping to receive a liver transplant. Megan helps make Donovan's wish for his mother and little brother come true, along the way, Megan comes to understand true giving.
"In Sixteen and Dying, "when Anne finds out that a blood transfusion she had seven years ago has made her future uncertain, being given one wish helps her face her pain. She chooses to spend the summer with her father on a ranch out west--and there she meets someone who will change her life.

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Studio: Laurel Leaf
Pages   139
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Laurel Leaf
Age  12-17
Edition  Laurel-Leaf  
ISBN  0553571427  
ISBN13  9780553571424  

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Lurlene McDaniel currently resides in Chattanooga, in the state of Tennessee.

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A MUST READ Lurlene McDaniel book!  Aug 21, 2005
A long time ago i read this book and it was the first LM book I ever read. I loved it!!! Lurlene McDaniel is my fave author and I'm pretty sure I've read all her books. What can I say?:Im a HUGE fan! her novels relate to real-life stories, so they are very sad but they make you wish you could help people who are suffering from diseases or a crisis like the characters in LM's books.
I knew that LM's books would take over me. cuz once i read this book,all 3 of the novels, my eyes got damp and thats when i knew. a book had never made me cry like that before. not ever
Best Book I ever Read  Aug 21, 2002
This is one of the best books that I have ever read, i was so into it, I finsihed the first story in less than 3 hours. It also helps with problems , the first story talks about cancer, and one of my loved ones is dealing with cancer, and it made me feel better afer I read it, these are very inspirational stories, and will show you that there is more to life than the little things.
Great Stories!  Jul 16, 2002
These stories truly went straight to my heart...every single one of them! Mainly because I could relate to all of them. In the first story, Sarah had leukemia and I once had a very good friend that went through all the same ordeals as Sarah. The second story I think I can relate to also because a couple of months back, I too was a candy striper at my local hospital because I had to get service hours for my church in order to be Confirmed, and just like Megan, I too went to the hospital everyday at first just wanting to get my hours done and go home, but after awhile, some of the patients that you visit with and get to know everyday have a very huge impact on you and your life sort of starts to revolve around them because you're constantly worrying about their health but, there's nothing you can do except listen to them talk everyday and try to cheer them up the best that you can. Then finally in the third story about Anne, I can also relate because just recently my distant cousin, whom I was very close with, passed away on account of HIV and the AIDS virus and I know the struggle she went through everyday because I was with her most days. Her and my friend, with leukemia, were also part of the reason I stuck with my candy striping job at the hospital because, like Megan put it, it gives you a great feeling of joy knowing that somehow you made a difference in someone's life and even though I'm only a sophmore in high school, I am already starting to make plans to someday attend Medical School and become a doctor so that I can keep making a difference in people's lives. So, thank you Lurlene for writing these beautiful and truly heart-warming stories that I would recommend to anyone and everyone!
Great Emotional Impact, even for an older person.  Mar 13, 2002
I just finished reading all three stories in this book, and I must say, Lurlene McDaniel still has the ability to create amazing and emotional stories for her readers. I have been a Lurlene McDaniel fan for many years, and it all began when I read "Six Months To Live". Her stories really bring to life the struggles that so many young people go through. All three of these stories had a major impact on me, but I think the greatest impact was brought on by "Sixteen and Dying". It's hard to explain why, exactly, but it did. At any rate, I think that any fan of Ms. McDaniel's, be they old, new, or never read any of her books before, should read these three stories.
One Last Wish  Mar 5, 2002
How will you feel if someone tells you that you only have six more months to live? What will you do if you discover that you are diagnosed with Leukemia? And how will you help a boy who has tons of wishes to fulfill in his life, but is dying because he needs an urgent liver transplant? In this novel, the author Lurlene McDaniel writes three touching and heart-warming stories all about teenagers diagnosed with life-threatening diseases. The first story, Mother Help Me live, describes an adopted child, Sara, suffering from Leukemia. In order for her to survive, she must find her birth mother. Readers read a long stream of struggling from Sara¡¦s disbelief in her adoption, up to the end when a shocking fact about her birth mother is revealed. The importance of love and family is showed¡Xfamily members will always love each other no matter if they are blood related or not. I am really touched by the story because I can almost feel how Sara is hurting mentally and physically, and how hopeless but optimistic her family is. In the other story, Sixteen and Dying, Ann discovers that she is infected with HIV. She has the opportunity to go to a ranch and spend her last wonderful times there, and she meets someone who changes her life. We can see step by step how angry and confused she feels when she knows she has HIV, and when she finally understands to accept what she can¡¦t change, face the reality, and live as happy as she can. These stories are all based on a person known as JWC generously donating checks to these ill teenagers, letting them use the money to accomplish what they want before they die. These novels have made me cry, and every time I start reading, I need a box of tissue beside me. Before, I always whined about how my life was horrible with all the homework and pressure from schoolwork. But after reading Lurlene McDaniels¡¦ stories and seeing how teenagers my age are suffering from much more than I am, I finally started to appreciate what I had, stopped complaining, and always thought on the bright side.

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