Too Young to Die (Melissa & Jory #1)

 
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Too Young to Die (Melissa & Jory #1)
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10+
Release Date
July 01, 1989
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0553280082
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At sixteen, Melissa Austin has always worked hard to make things go her way. As the school year begins, her grades are up and she's even landed a coveted spot on the high school Brain Bowl team. She and her best friend, Jory Delaney, are determined to have the best junior year ever.

But suddenly Melissa receives devastating news about her health. At first she refuses to accept the doctor's diagnosis, but as her illness gets worse she cannot deny the truth. The caring and closeness Melissa feels toward her family and especially toward Jory help her find the inner strength and courage to face the mysteries of living and dying.

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Reader reviewed by ♥KikiGirl♥

This book was so emotional. My BFF in elementary school died from Leukemia, so I can totally relate to this story. It's a perfect example of people who try their hardest to make a difference in the world, and they do!
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Sixteen year-old Melissa Austin is a junior in high school. She was having a wonderful time in high school and has planned her year for the best. Melissa was smart and pretty. Everything was going well for her, but then she got lymphocytic leukemia, a form of cancer. She struggled to go through the hard times of leukemia with the help of her family and her best friend, Jory Delaney. Leukemia has changed everything, but Melissa was still herself. She continued to fight for her dreams, like going to Princeton University and becoming a lawyer.

This book is very emotional and realistic, and inspiring. Lurlene McDaniel is also a very good author.
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