No Time to Cry (Dawn Rochelle Series #4)

No Time to Cry (Dawn Rochelle Series #4)

by Lurlene McDaniel

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Overview

Being sixteen means all kinds of freedom—driving on your own, going to the mall with friends, dating. But Dawn Rochelle can't feel free because of the fear that her cancer will return. Maybe her greatest freedom can only come when she has the courage to live—when she has no time to cry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785784463
Publisher: Demco Media
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Series: Dawn Rochelle Series , #4
Product dimensions: 4.46(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Everyone loves a good cry, and no one delivers heartwrenching stories better than Lurlene McDaniel.


But there's more to her books than that. McDaniel has written over 40 novels about kids who face life-threatening illnesses, who sometimes do not survive. These are powerful, inspirational stories about courage, love, and strength in the face of overwhelming trauma. McDaniel’s books touch the hearts and spirits of the teenagers and adults who read them. Her following is a devoted group of appreciative fans. McDaniel says: "These are books that challenge you and make you think."



Some readers—and their parents—have wondered why McDaniel chooses to write about sad situations. "I tell them that sometimes tragedy hits people—kids, too. They want answers. They want to know 'why.' By using novels, I show ordinary kids confronting and overcoming great odds." McDaniel's books are ultimately optimistic and life-affirming.



McDaniel began writing about young adults when her son Sean was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 3. His illness changed the lives of everyone in her family forever. "I saw what life was like for someone who was chronically ill, and I experienced how it affected the dynamics of the family," says McDaniel. She says she found that writing about the trauma and its effects was therapeutic.



To make certain that her books are medically accurate, McDaniel conducts extensive research. She interviews health care professionals and works with appropriate medical groups and hospice organizations, as well as the Tennessee Organ Donor Services. "I study medicine and traditional grief therapy techniques to give the novels a sense of serious medical reality," she says. "I also study the Bible to instill the human element—the values and ethics often overlooked by the coldness of technology."

Growing up, McDaniel lived in different parts of the country because her father was in the Navy. Eventually her family settled in Florida. She attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she earned a B.A. in English. She now lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



In addition to her popular YA novels, McDaniel has written radio and television scripts, promotional and advertising copy, and a magazine column. She is a frequent speaker at schools, writers’ conferences, and conventions.


McDaniel's books have been named to several bestseller lists, including Publishers Weekly. Three of her novels were selected by children as IRA­CBC Children’s Choices: Somewhere Between Life and Death, Too Young to Die, and Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Forever. Six Months to Live has been placed in a literary time capsule at the Library of Congress, to be opened in the year 2089.

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No Time to Cry (Dawn Rochelle Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laurene should write more books about dawn rochell
mmallory on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This follows the Lurlene McDaniel formula. The girls love her books, but they aren't particularly well-written and their is no depth to the characters. The issues with infertility were contrived and not particularly interesting to YA readers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is aswome i havn't read all her books yet but my goal is to! if you have't reed any of her books just pick up this series starting with 6 months to live and you will fall in love well i did anyways
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very sad and i love Lurlene McDaniel she is an awesome author i would recommend her to anyone!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OH MY GOD THIS BOOK IS SO SAD BUT ME AND MY DAUGHTER LOVE TO READ IT ALL THE TIME I JUST CANT PUT IT DOWN IT WAS FULLING MY HEART WITH TEARS
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book over and over. It was great. I shared it with my mother. It is a moving experiance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in the middle of No Time To Cry. i have read the books before this one and loved everyone of them, I mean I couldn't put them down! my mom even asks to read them!!!!!!:-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book and the others related to it are the greatest. It shows what people can do if they don't give up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dawn Rochelle storys are among the best I've ever read. 'No Time To Cry' is by far my Faveorite and I would recomend it to anyone! It really shows the effects that Cancer has on a Teenager and their Family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have one question why does everyone take life for advantage when there are people who cant even have a normal life. This book tells about how a girl with cancer wants a normal life just like everyone else but for her she has to work really hard for this type of life. Please read this book it will give you a totally different look on life.