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Telling Christina Goodbye [Paperback]

By Lurlene McDaniel (Author)
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Item description for Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel...

High school senior Trisha tries to cope with her shattered dreams after her friend Christina is killed in a car accident that leaves Trisha's boyfriend Cody in a coma and Christina's boyfriend Tucker, the driver, unharmed.

Publishers Description
Trisha Thompson and her best friend Christina are having a great senior year. Trisha and her boyfriend, Cody, are making plans to attend Indiana University together in the fall, while Christina has already received a scholarship to the University of Vermont. Everything would be perfect if only Trisha got along with Christina& #8217; s controlling boyfriend Tucker, who is trying to convince Christina not to go away for college. But suddenly their lives change one night when Tucker is driving the four home from an away basketball game. When his car hits a patch of black ice and overturns, Tucker walks away with barely a scratch, but Trisha is injured, Cody is in a coma, and Christina is dead. Those left behind must learn that it takes time for their scars& #8212; both visible and not& #8212; to heal. And they must find the courage to move on with their lives.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/2002 page 122
  • Booklist - 03/15/2002 page 1251

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Laurel Leaf
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.96" Width: 4.36" Height: 0.67"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 9, 2002
Publisher   Laurel Leaf
Age  12-17
ISBN  0553570870  
ISBN13  9780553570878  

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More About Lurlene McDaniel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. I saw firsthand how chronic illness affects every aspect of a person s life, she has said. I want kids to know that while people don t get to choose what life gives to them, they do get to choose how they respond.
Lurlene McDaniel s 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; I ll Be Seeing You; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; and Prey.

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

Lurlene McDaniel has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Angels Trilogy
  2. Dawn Rochelle Novels
  3. Lurlene McDaniel (Mass Market)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > Death & Dying > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Teens > Literature & Fiction > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about Telling Christina Goodbye?

FANTASTIC!!  Apr 6, 2007
This book was great! I highly recommend it. It was sad but yet happy at the same time. Lurlene McDaniel is a great author. This is the second book by her that I have read and both are great. This book has made some people cry so if you do not like to cry then you better not read this book. This book did not make me cry though. I won't tell you the ending but you will love this book if you read it.
My review  Dec 16, 2006
The name of my book is Telling Christina Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel. This is a fiction book. Trisha Thompson is the main character. Her and her boyfriend Cody plan to go to Indiana University together for college. Christina got a scholarship to University of Vermont. Christina's boyfriend Tucker, is trying to get her to stay back home though. Everything was going just fine until one day, when Tucker was driving home from a basketball game with all four of them in the car, hit a patch of black ice and overturned the car. Tucker was not injured, Trisha was injured, Cody was in a coma, and Christina was dead. Now Trisha needs to cope with her emotions and hope that Cody will get his memory back.

I liked this book very much. I thought it was a sad book but still very interesting. I think this is a good book for teens to read since it takes place in a high school.
Telling Christina Goodbye  Jul 16, 2006
Lurlene McDaniel is my favorite author, and I love her work. I was a little disapointed with "Telling Christina Goodbye" though. I don't think that the idea is original, mainly because I didn't really know the charecters well enough to root for them. I didn't think that this book is as good as most of Lurlene's, although you may feel differently. Even though this book isn't one of my favorites, it is still worth reading.

Alley from New York  May 17, 2006
Telling Christina Goodbye, by Lurlene Mcdaniel, is a MUST read book. The book is about a girl named Christina, and her best friend Trisa. Both of the girls have boyfriends which are hangout buddies. Well the story goes along were they all get in Tuckers car,Christinas boyfriend,and drive to a basketball game. On their way back they get into a awful accident. You will have to read the rest of the book to find out what went wrong to the four friends, and WHO surived. You won't be able to put it down.
WOW  Apr 1, 2006
Telling Christina Goodbye is one of those books that you cry while your reading it. It made me realize just how short life really is. Lurlene has a way of making you ask yourself what kind of life you really want to live. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Read it it will change your life forever.

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