I Want to Live by Lurlene McDaniel
(Dawn Rochelle Novels)

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Fourteen-year-old Dawn Rochelle has had a busy year. She's been to summer camp and she's helped her brother make plans for his wedding. And Dawn has been in remission from the leukemia that threatened her life. Now she's sick again and waiting to hear the news. Has the cancer come back? Will she live to celebrate her fifteenth birthday?

About Lurlene McDaniel

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Lurlene McDaniel 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 were born, she turned to freelance advertising. When her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, 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. Over the course of her career, she has written over 40 books, received the RITA Award for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, and has been recognized three times with the IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award.
Published July 1, 2010 by Darby Creek. 132 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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When the doctor informs her and her family that the cancer is no longer in remission, Dawn faces the biggest decision of her life.

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