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Lurlene McDaniel

Forfatter af Don't Die, My Love

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Lurlene McDaniel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1944. She received a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Before she started writing young adult books, she wrote a magazine column and promos and commercials at a television station. After her children vis mere were born, she turned to freelance advertising. When her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 3, she attended a convention for diabetes and met up with the organizer who connected her with a publishing company specializing in children's books. Her first book was Kickaroo: The Soccer Playing Kangaroo. She soon realized that writing picture books was not what she wanted to do, so she wrote Will Never Dance Again, about a girl who is diagnosed with diabetes. Thus began her career writing stories about teenagers who overcome life altering illnesses and the lessons learned. Her other books include Somewhere Between Life and Death, Too Young to Die, Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever, Six Months to Live, and The Year of Chasing Dreams. She received a RITA Award for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and three IRA-CBC Children's Choice Awards. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Lurlene McDaniel

Don't Die, My Love (1995) 399 eksemplarer
Six Months to Live (1985) 398 eksemplarer
Telling Christina Goodbye (2002) 318 eksemplarer
I Want to Live (1987) 310 eksemplarer
Hit and Run (2007) 288 eksemplarer
I'll Be Seeing You (1996) 280 eksemplarer
The Angels Trilogy (2002) 258 eksemplarer
Angels Watching Over Me (1996) 251 eksemplarer
So Much to Live For (1991) 248 eksemplarer
The Girl Death Left Behind (1999) 239 eksemplarer
Kathleen's Story (2004) 230 eksemplarer
No Time to Cry (1993) 218 eksemplarer
The Time Capsule (2003) 213 eksemplarer
Until Angels Close My Eyes (1998) 207 eksemplarer
Time to Let Go (1990) 203 eksemplarer
Holly's Story (2005) 201 eksemplarer
Lifted Up by Angels (1997) 201 eksemplarer
Prey (2008) 194 eksemplarer
Angel of Hope (2000) 190 eksemplarer
A Season for Goodbye (1994) 187 eksemplarer
All the Days of Her Life (1994) 186 eksemplarer
Breathless (2009) 186 eksemplarer
How Do I Love Thee (2001) 186 eksemplarer
Raina's Story (2005) 183 eksemplarer
A Rose for Melinda (2002) 182 eksemplarer
Saving Jessica (1996) 176 eksemplarer
To Live Again (2001) 173 eksemplarer
Garden of Angels (2003) 165 eksemplarer
Reach for Tomorrow (1999) 162 eksemplarer
The Legacy: Making Wishes Come True (1993) 160 eksemplarer
Too Young to Die (1989) 153 eksemplarer
Sixteen and Dying (1992) 152 eksemplarer
Baby Alicia Is Dying (1993) 151 eksemplarer
Always and Forever (2004) 150 eksemplarer
Till Death Do Us Part (1997) 150 eksemplarer
A Horse for Mandy (1981) 149 eksemplarer
Somewhere Between Life and Death (1990) 146 eksemplarer
She Died Too Young (1994) 144 eksemplarer
Please Don't Die (1993) 143 eksemplarer
Angel of Mercy (1999) 142 eksemplarer
Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever (1989) 141 eksemplarer
Someone Dies, Someone Lives (1992) 140 eksemplarer
A Time to Die (1992) 139 eksemplarer
If I Should Die Before I Wake (1985) 139 eksemplarer
Heart to Heart (2010) 137 eksemplarer
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (1990) 135 eksemplarer
Letting Go of Lisa (2006) 131 eksemplarer
Mother, Help Me Live (1992) 127 eksemplarer
Mourning Song (1992) 124 eksemplarer
For Better, For Worse, Forever (1997) 122 eksemplarer
Last Dance (2006) 122 eksemplarer
When Happily Ever After Ends (1992) 119 eksemplarer
Briana's Gift (2006) 112 eksemplarer
The End of Forever (2007) 111 eksemplarer
Let Him Live (1993) 109 eksemplarer
My Secret Boyfriend (1988) 99 eksemplarer
Sometimes Love Isn't Enough (1984) 89 eksemplarer
Mother, Please Don't Die (1988) 88 eksemplarer
Journey of Hope: Two Novels (2004) 80 eksemplarer
True Love: Three Novels (2002) 72 eksemplarer
Why Did She Have To Die? (1986) 69 eksemplarer
Losing Gabriel: A Love Story (2016) 63 eksemplarer
The Year of Luminous Love (2013) 55 eksemplarer
The Year of Chasing Dreams (2014) 40 eksemplarer
Somebody's Baby (2017) 29 eksemplarer
The Girl with the Broken Heart (2018) 25 eksemplarer
When Dreams Shatter (1988) 18 eksemplarer
Hold Fast the Dream (1985) 18 eksemplarer
Will I Ever Dance Again? (1984) 16 eksemplarer
The Pony That Nobody Wanted (1982) 16 eksemplarer
Love's Full Circle (1986) 15 eksemplarer
Eternal Flame (1985) 14 eksemplarer
More Than Just a Smart Girl (1987) 11 eksemplarer
The Secret Life of Steffie Martin (1985) 11 eksemplarer
A Gift of Love (1986) 9 eksemplarer
The Battle of Zorn (1986) 8 eksemplarer
Where's the Horse for Me? (1984) 6 eksemplarer
What's It Like To Be a Star? (1982) 3 eksemplarer
Video Fever (1983) 3 eksemplarer
I'm a Cover Girl Now! 2 eksemplarer
Miss Teen, I'm a Cover Girl Now (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Hjärtats bok 1 eksemplar
The Angel Thrilogy 1 eksemplar
The Bubble Gum Kid 1 eksemplar

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Name that book: YA fiction, romance from 1980s i Name that Book (september 2015)


This was the first of Lurlene's recent books that I have read. It was a lot more romancy and had a more complex plot than her older books.
This one took me two weeks to read, and I am not quite sure why. Every time I picked it up, I read until I had to stop but then had no interest in picking it back up later.
I loved the plot twist! I knew there was one coming, but I did not expect it to be what it was.

Tropes: secret identity

Age: NA since characters are college-aged but with a ya writing style

Content: kissing, mentions of sending nudes and suicide and depression and sibling loss

4 Stars
… (mere)
libraryofemma | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 18, 2024 |
This book was good! I have never been on a mission trip but while reading this book, I felt like I was with Heather and Ian. The beginning has some cheesy dialogue but it changed as the book went on. Heather experiences so much and I learned from the book as well. I should have expected the ending of this book, but I did not.
libraryofemma | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 18, 2024 |
I read this in a day. I would have liked for there to have been more to the story, but I still liked it.

This story is told from two points of view - Kassey's and Arabeth's. Kassey is devastated when her best friend, Elowyn, dies at 16 in a car accident. Since Elowyn has checked "organ donor" on her driver's license, Arabeth, a 14 year old in need of a heart transplant, gets Elowyn's heart. There is mention of cellular memory, and Arabeth starts to display some of Elowyn's characteristics. Weird, but I thought it was handled well. Right after the surgery, Arabeth initially wants to thank the donor's family, but doesn't get to. However, she is surprised a year after the transplant to learn that they want to meet her. She meets Elowyn's parents and then Elowyn's best friend, Kassey, and Elowyn's boyfriend, Wyatt. Since Arabeth has been so sick for so long, she really hasn't had any friends, so she seems eager to meet Kassey and Wyatt - but will they see her for who she is, or will she only ever remind them of Elowyn? I thought that the way all these characters interacted after meeting each other rang true. I don't want to give too much away, so I'll stop at that. It's a really sad, yet sweet story - and a quick read. If you enjoy true-to-life stories, you may enjoy this one!… (mere)
clamagna | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2024 |



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