From School Library Journal
Grade 6-8--Dani's older sister has an inoperable brain tumor. When the doctor gives Cassie only a few weeks to live, Dani and her mother argue about the right way to care for her, and they don't tell her that she is fatally ill. Then Cassie receives a check for $100,000 from an anonymous donor, and Dani makes up her mind that her sister will get her last wish, to see the ocean. Without permission, the sisters and Dani's friend Austin drive to the Florida coast. Dani calls her mother when she learns that Cassie knows the truth about her condition. In the last pages, readers see Dani and her mother continuing their lives without Cassie, both with budding love interests, and watching the loggerhead turtles move towards the ocean in an affirmation of life. The plot is trite and overly sentimental, with obvious twists and a predictable ending. The characters are stock types, and never developed fully.- Tina Smith Entwistle, Oakley Park Elementary School, MI
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
You don't know me, but I know about you.... I can't make you live longer, I can't stop you from hurting. But I can give you one wish, as someone did for me.
It's been months since Dani Vanoy's older sister Cassie has been diagnosed as having a brain tumor. And now the treatments aren't helping. Dani is furious that she is powerless to help her sister, and she can't even convince her mother to take the girls on the trip to Florida that Cassie has always longed for.
Then Cassie receives an anonymous letter and check. Dani knows she can never make Cassie well, but against all odds she dares to make Cassie's dream come true.