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Lurlene McDaniel

Discussion in 'Books' started by ILuvMichael, Apr 16, 2003.

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  1. ILuvMichael

    ILuvMichael Rocket Ranger

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    I didn't know if this would go into children's books or anything like that...but it's more of a teen fiction kind of thing...but the author Lurlene McDaniel is one of the best author's i have ever read. Her books are usually based upon tragic circumstances...more along the lines of cancerous tragedies. She started writing books after her son was diagnosed with a form of diabetes. Her books are very factual, but also throw in a twist of real life lessons teens learn along the way...and it also shows what life is like with diseases, so you get a better understanding of things.

    She's written many novels, but here are some of my favorites...
    - Don't Die, My Love
    - The Dawn Rochelle Quartet
    - Too Young to Die
    - Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever
    - Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

    I just thought I would share with other teens in this forum one of my favorite authors...and I figure this can also be used to share other teenage authors because frankly, I need another author to read since I've read all of her books.

    ~Maggie~
    :P
     
  2. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    My sister read one of these. She said it was so good she hated to put it down. It was called When Angels Close My Eyes.
     
  3. Existentialist

    Existentialist Entertainment Moderator

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    OMG, I used to adore the Lurlene McDaniel books! I have a whole bunch of them. My favorites were the Dawn Rochelle series, Baby Alicia is Dying, The Legecy- Making Wishes Come True, and... just about all of them. :)
     
  4. btvaughn

    btvaughn Rocket Ranger

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    oh wow! I had almost forgotten about the Lurlene McDaniel series. I could read the stories over and over and still cry every time! My favorite was Don't Die, My Love. And then there was a set of two, with a red hair girl who met someone who was a race car driver(Mark, I think) and died...then her disease came back and she died as well....gone to be with him.
     
  5. *Agent Legolas*

    *Agent Legolas* Rocket Ranger

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    I've read a few of them and I loved them!!! They were all so sad at the end!!
     
  6. Kewii

    Kewii April 27th

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    I loved those books, I found i could kinda relate to them, my sister has Spina Bifida so...

    The books were so touching and especially for teen readers they teach you to really appreciate life.
     
  7. Existentialist

    Existentialist Entertainment Moderator

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    Definately! And I've learned a lot about cancer from them! People always ask me how I know so much.
     
  8. splits_chica47

    splits_chica47 Captain

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    have you ever read Somewhere Between Life and Death? that is a really good one and so is Six Monthes to live, i read that one at least 3 times and cried each time!!! :shamefullyembarrased:
     
  9. Quiet Disaster

    Quiet Disaster I heart Chris Carrabba

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    my favorite lurlene books had to be don't die, my love (did anyone see the tv movie?) and the leah lewis hall trilogy (angels watching over me, lifted up by angels and until angels close my eyes). reading those boosk always make me cry... *sniff sniff*
     
  10. splits_chica47

    splits_chica47 Captain

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    haha thanks for the ideas i might have to read those ones now!!!
     
  11. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    I'm the twin who read the Lurlene Mcdaniel books!! I've only read two but both were sad!! I read Until Angels Close My Eyes and Lifted Up By Angels!! I cried my eyes out in both books!!
     
  12. ILuvMichael

    ILuvMichael Rocket Ranger

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    these books are really helping me cope now, even though i haven't read them in a while...i just started recently

    i highly suggest reading them when a family member has cancer, or had just passed away, or is dying.

    it helps me right now, my grandfather is dying, but that's just me
     
  13. spy_girl21

    spy_girl21 Rocket Ranger

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    i rn into the problem of that i read most of her books and i couldn't find anymore of the books so i switched to Caroline B. Cooney books.
     
  14. ILuvMichael

    ILuvMichael Rocket Ranger

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    lurlene just came out with a new book...but i'm losing interest in her writing now...
     

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