Item description for The Girl Death Left Behind by Lurlene McDaniel...
Overview When Beth's entire family is killed in a car accident, she must learn how to deal with the difficult issues of loss and her guilt at being a survivor, while trying to start a new life in a different state. Original.
Publishers Description Readers will be touched and inspired by this latest novel from bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel:
Beth's world has been torn apart. She cannot figure out how to go on when a car accident claims the lives of her entire family, and she is the only survivor. Things seem to get even worse when she moves in with her aunt and her spoiled cousin, Terri. But with the love and support of her aunt and some unexpected friends, Beth struggles to overcome the despair that threatens to consume her. Will she be able to move past the painful memories without feeling guilty for being a survivor?
Six of Lurlene McDaniel's novels have been Publishers Weekly bestsellers, including Angels Watching Over Me and Lifted Up By Angels.
Praise for The Girl Death Left Behind:
"Readers familiar with McDaniel's writing will be satisfied with the heart-tugging plot." -- School Library Journal
Lurlene McDaniel began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Her work has received generous praise from parents, teachers, reviewers, and most importantly, her readers.
Beth held her aunt's hand, and Faye went with them. The walk down the hall seemed endless. Once they were inside the small cubicle, Dr. Higdon said, "Please sit down."
"I don't want to sit," Beth said. She was angry at the doctor who'd kept her waiting so long.
"How are my sister and brother-in-law?" her aunt asked. "And their two children. Beth said they were in the accident too."
"Yes," the doctor said. "An ambulance brought in all four of them."
"I--I stayed home," Beth explained, although no one had asked her why she hadn't been in the van. "I had the flu."
"According to the police," the doctor said, "the van swerved from road and careened down a hill, rolled over, and smashed into a tree. The impact was severe. The Jaws of Life had to be used to open the car and extract the passengers."
Beth shuddered. "B-But they're all right, aren't they? You fixed them up, didn't you?"
Citations And Professional Reviews The Girl Death Left Behind by Lurlene McDaniel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's - 01/01/2000 page 1361
School Library Journal - 03/01/1999 page 211
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Studio: Laurel Leaf
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.22" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Release Date Apr 13, 1999
Publisher Laurel Leaf
ISBN 0553570919 ISBN13 9780553570915
Availability 0 units.
More About Lurlene McDaniel
Lurlene McDaniel has written more than 30 inspirational novels. Her books have received acclaim from teachers, parents, young adults, and reviewers.
Lurlene McDaniel currently resides in Chattanooga, in the state of Tennessee.
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girl death left behind Dec 18, 2007
ok there is this girl and her name is beth and she has a pretty good life but there is only one thing that she doesnt like about her parents and that is they dont give her anyspace to herself, alone time. she has two best friends named teddy and marcie they all live next to eachother with beth in the middle. her and teddy are the closest because marcie is always gone away. but beth and teddy always play basketball at teddys house. ok so beths parents decided to have a huge family picnic. bet beth couldnt go because she was sick so beths mother insisted that she stay home and care for beth but instead beth made her go to it. so the rest of the family go in the van and drove off. then beth went to her room to go back to sleep when the phone rang, it was her aunt that she doesnt talk to very often so the aunt said that she had heard that that beths parents and her siblings had good into a bad accident and had died insteantly. so that meant that beth had to leave her school and her best friends to live with her aunt in tampa,florida. and that is how death left beth behind by not going to the picnic. this is a good book and i recomend it.
girl death left behind Dec 18, 2007
ok there is this girl and her name is beth and she has a pretty good life but there is only one thing that she doesnt like about her parents and that is they dont give her anyspace to herself, alone time. she has two best friends named teddy and marcie they all live next to eachother with beth in the middle. her and teddy are the closest because marcie is always gone away. but beth and teddy always play basketball at teddys house. ok so beths parents decided to have a huge family picnic. bet beth couldnt go because she was sick so beths mother insisted that she stay home and care for beth but instead beth made her go to it. so the rest of the family go in the van and drove off. then beth went to her room to go back to sleep when the phone rang, it was her aunt that she doesnt talk to very often so the aunt said that she had heard that that beths parents and her siblings had good into a bad accident and had died insteantly. so that meant that beth had to leave her school and her best friends to live with her aunt in tampa,florida. and that is how death left beth behind by not going to the picnic.
Best book I ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 16, 2006
This book is about a girl named Beth and her parents Paul and Carol and her brother Doug and sister Allison get into a car accident on their way to an annual picnic down by the lake. When some of the people notice that they are late they go down they go and try to see were they are and about 5 miles down the road they see there van in the road and they called the ambulance but when thy arrived they were already dead. Now Beth has to go and live with her aunt and uncle Camille and Jack and her cousin Terri in tampa, Florida. Sher has to leave her house in Tennesse were she lived all her life with her family and all her friends. Will she ever be able to get over her loss?
The Girl Death Left Behind Mar 9, 2006
Beth Haxton was a girl who had a brother and a sister. Alison and Doug. Beth also had a mom and a dad. Their family was a happy family. Beth's parents go to a picnic for her dad's work and they wanted to bring Beth, but she had the flu. Alison and Doug went though. On their way to the picnic they got in a car accident. The police came right to Beth's house to see if Beth was there. Beth heard a ring on te doorbell and saw the police there. Beth got the news from the police that her parents and her brother and sister were hurt real bad. Then Beth went to the hospital and nobody would tell her what had happened. Beth had to call her aunt who lived in Tampa to come up and see her and comfort her. After Beth's aunt came, the doctor told Beth and her aunt that Beth's family was D.O.A. dead on arrival. Beth went to her aunt's house to live. Terri her cousin didn't really like her though. Terri asked her to go to a party with her because she pretty much had to. They went to the party and Beth wanted to leave halfway through. Beth starts to go to school in Westwood and she gets a friend, Jared. This boy was the nicest boy in the school. He liked everyone. Beth also helps out this other girl who has a bad home life. Then she brings Sloane the girl with the bad home life to her house and she stays there for the weekend. Beth starts to be the popular one in the school. Terri and Beth start to be friends and they start to hang out together. At the end Terri and her mom bring Beth to her old house and she goes to the cementry to see her sister, her brother, her dad, and her mom's grave and they live happily ever after.
Left Heartless Nov 22, 2005
This book is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Beth. Beth was sick one day in the summer, her family was invited to cookout and she didn't go because she was sick. When her family was on their way to the cookout they got in a car accident, and the whole family was injured. The family was sent to the hospital. Beth was at her house when this accrued. The cops came to her house and brought her to the hospital. They called Beth's Aunt Camille and she got a fight to the hospital. She was Beth's only relative. Beth's parents, brother, and sister ended up passing away and Beth had to go live with her aunt and her family. Aunt Camille had a daughter Beth age and her name was Terri. You will have to read this book to find out if Beth likes her new school, makes new friends, or if her and Terri get along.
The things that I liked in this book were that Beth got along great with her family, she had best friends named Teddy and Marcie, and that her aunt and uncle treated Beth with respect and gave her a lot of support. My dislikes to this book were that Terri didn't get along with her parents or anyone, Beth didn't get to see or speak to Marcie before she left, and that people bought Beth's house and they didn't tell her who it was.
Over all I really liked this book. I could never put this book down. I would recommend The Girls Death Left Behind to a girl because it has a lot of sad and emotional parts in it. I also recommend this book to a girl because the main character is a girl. The events have great details, and I hope that those of you who haven't read this book to read it.