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A Season for Goodbye (One Last Wish) Turtleback – April, 1995

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Grade 6-9?Returning to Jenny House (a retreat for youth with life-threatening illnesses) for the summer as Big Sisters, Katie, Lacey, and Chelsea are happy to be healthy and together again. But as they prepare to face the girls who need their support and encouragement, each of them has a personal crisis. Katie, a heart transplant survivor, wants to go to college away from her family, friends, and boyfriend to run track for Arizona. Lacey, who is learning how to control her diabetes, needs to find a way to deal with her boyfriend, a hemophiliac. And Chelsea must contend with her deceased best friend's twin brother, knowing he hates her for living while his sister died waiting for the heart that Chelsea received. As each teen tries to cope with the situation, a new arrival brings more challenge into their lives. Dullas, a 12-year-old with leukemia, is sullen, withdrawn, and hard to control. Lacey, Katie, and Chelsea must find a way to reach her before the end of the summer. Each of the characters shows maturity and wisdom in dealing with her own illness; facts about other illnesses are included as well. The author's compassionate approach informs and interests readers at the same time. Fast-paced and chock-full of teen angst and romance, this latest installment will not disappoint fans of the series.?Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL
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It's been a year since three friends have each spent time adjusting to a healthy life after struggling with deadly illnesses: now all are working on their relationships and reflecting on the newcomers to a home for ill children in this latest "One Last Wish" story; part of a series revolving around issues of life and death. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: One Last Wish
  • Turtleback: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Demco Media (April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606079718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606079716
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,784,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I was born in Philadelphia PA, grew up (mostly) in Hialeah FL, graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa FL (go Bulls!) and currently live in Chattanooga TN---I'm an American citizen by birth, and Southern by the grace of God.

I have a brother, three years younger, married, and mathematically gifted. I am totally without math skills.

The books I write, the topics and subject matter, grew out of my firstborn son's diagnosis of diabetes at age 3.
Infinite reward that comes to me from my work.... when a grown reader lets me know that reading my books inspired her to seek a profession that helps others. I have wonderful letters saying, "Today I graduated from nursing/medical school."

Now that's a gift of joy!

Official Lurlene McDaniel Website
http://www.lurlenemcdaniel.com

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"A Season for Goodbye" by Lurlene McDaniel helped me realize that people with medical problems can be just as normal as you and me. Each of the three main characters-Katie, Lacey, and Chelsea, has a medical problem and problems with guys. Katie, who survived a heart transplant, has to choose whether to go to college and run track on a scholarship in Arizona or stay with her boyfriend, Josh, in Michigan. Lacey has diabetes and her boyfriend, Jeff, who has hemophilia, doesn't trust her feelings toward him because of how she used to deny her diabetes to fit into the "in" crowd. He felt that if she couldn't face reality, how could she possibly love him and his disease. Chelsea survived a heart transplant and by the end of the book she was over her fear of romance. One part of the book that was really intense was when the Jenny House (the place they all stayed at for the summer) started on fire. How did it start? Did Dullas, a mean orphan who has luekemia, do it? Even though summer comes to an end and they all go their separate ways, they will always remember the experiences they shared that summer. If you enjoy a touching, realistic romance story, you'll love "A Season for Goodbye".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By map111 on April 9, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For anybody who has been reading the One Last Wish series, this is one book you can't miss. A lot of questions from previous stories about Josh, Katie, Lacey, Jeff, Chelsea, and other characters are answered, and you will be as touched by this book as by all the ones before it. For people who haven't read any of the series yet, this book is a great place to start, but go back and read some of the others too!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ki on May 17, 2006
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A Season for Goodbye by Lurlene McDaniel gets the readers attention in every way possible. It has comedy, suspense which keeps the readers hooked to keep on reading and finding out what is going to happen next, a few conflicts that get resolved eventually and a bit of tragedy that brings tears to its reader's eyes. This novel revolves around three young women, Katie, Lacey and Chelsea. There is one thing that holds all three of the characters together and that is the Jenny House. The Jenny House is a house for people with cancer and they all get together over the summer to enjoy every bit of time they have left. The three girls get together this summer for the last time before heading off their own directions. All three have conflicts going on in their lives which they in the end resolve.

Katie must decide between, whether to take the scholarship that is offered to her far away from home or try to work things out an old flame of hers. Chelsea on the other hand must trounce over her feelings of falling in love. The last main character, Lacey, having the most difficult decision of all must convince Jeff, her boyfriend that her feelings towards him can be trusted and she does love him with all his heart. It becomes hard for her to convince the Jeff since they get into arguments constantly and end up blowing up at each other.

What also makes this novel so different from other novels is that it contains inspiring elements that holds people together. Dullas, one of the Jenny House residents who have serious attitude issues often gets in arguments with Katie. Katie has to deal with her attitude since they both live in the same room. Katie never gives up and always tries to convince Dullas and make her understand. "Into every little life, a little rain must fall".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caitlyn on December 28, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a huge fan of Lurlene McDaniel and the "One Last Wish" series. After reading "All The Days of Her Life" I HAD to find out what happened with Jeff and Lacey. They are definitely my favorite couple!!!! and I wanted so badly to see them and read more of their story.

So after months of anticipation, I finally bought "Season for Goodbye". The story is mostly about Katie, Chelsea and Lacey working through their problems.

Katie could not decide whether to take the scholarship she'd worked so long for, and to her surprise, Josh is a counselor at Jenny House so she didn't really get to work things out on her own.

Chelsea, is really doing nothing big, just still crushing on DJ, Jillian's brother, and trying to get back to normal life.

Lacey is handling a girl named Dullas, who has an attitude similar to Lacey's [but Lacey wasn't this bad!] last summer.

If you are like me, and just want to hear of Lacey and Jeff, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. Rent it from the library. There are 3 and only 3 Lacey/Jeff scenes: a big fight, a truce, and big reconciliation [which wasn't even that good] . I was disappointed with how little Lacey/Jeff there was, but this is still a good book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This books shows you how hard to say good-bye to people who are your friends. When one dies its felt through them all. All her books are soooooo good that I can't put them down I need to find out what happens. I usally finish it in one night. Read her books & you'll see what I mean.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo28 on November 6, 2000
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Lurlene McDaniel does it again! This is a touching book, with great lessons about friendship, love, and life. It is great reading, and even if you think you're too old to read this book, READ IT! :) It makes for an ageless read.
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