To Live Again (Dawn Rochelle #5)

 
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To Live Again (Dawn Rochelle #5)
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April 10, 2001
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0553571516
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Dawn Rochelle looks like any other 17year-old girt, but looks can be deceiving. At the age of 13, Dawn was diagnosed with leukemia. Now almost five years into remission, Dawn's a senior in high school and looking forward to going to college. But her plans are disrupted when she suffers another medical crisis that causes partial paralysis. The doctors are optimistic about her recovery, but Dawn finds herself giving in to despair. At least during remission she could try to forget about her cancer and pretend she was a normal girl. But the effects of the paralysis are impossible to hide from her friends and the boy she cares about. Dawn had thought her bad times were over. Will she be able to find the strength and courage to live again?

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A story of determination, family, compassion and friendship
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Everyone has gotten sick—a cold, a fever, etc—at one point or another, but it goes away eventually. But some diseases can leave effects that can devastate people. After suffering a stroke, Dawn becomes partially paralyzed. She wishes that it was just a dream—or that it would just go away and leave her alone, so she could live a normal life again. But has her life been normal? When she was younger, she suffered from leukemia but eventually recovered.

Now, after the stroke, she is partially paralyzed and has to learn to speak, read, and write again. She speech is slurred and she walks with a limp. Her goal to college seems to be dashed after her stroke. She must go through rehab, which is time consuming and at times, difficult. Can Dawn regain her ability to read, write, and complete other tasks to get back on track at school? Besides worrying about schoolwork, Dawn worries that her boyfriend, Jake, will dump her because of her new troubles. Tasha, a popular cheerleader at Dawn’s school already has her eyes on Jake. Her new disabilities make Dawn despair and she starts to lose hope—can Dawn’s family help her? Ashamed of her crooked smile, her limp, and her slurred speech, Dawn decides to stay at home and not venture out. But how long can she hide? Can she gather the courage to face the world again? With faithful friends and caring family, Dawn pushes for recovery.

Things start to look up after several hard months, but unusual turn of events bring friends and family closer, and Dawn’s hope is renewed. Even in her hard state, Dawn finds a way to help a fellow classmate. With a few months until graduation, Dawn puts more and more effort into her work, but can she make it? Dawn is a brave girl that suffered severe health problems, but in the end, this remarkable girl truly learned to live again.

To Live Again was a touching novel, full of determination, courage, and family. Readers who enjoyed the other Dawn Rochelle novels will enjoy this book as well. Although I don’t prefer to read this type of realistic fiction, this book was well written and conveyed Dawn’s feelings brilliantly.
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I really like this book. It was very touching and made me think what people have to deal with in life. Also, I have a thing for books with romance.HAHAHA!
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