Too Young to Die

Too Young to Die

by Lurlene McDaniel

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Melissa Austin has always worked hard to make things go her way, and now she's determined  to have the best junior year ever.  Everything appears to look promising as usual...until she receives the devastating news that she has cancer.  Despite denying the doctor's diagnosis at first, Melissa quickly realizes that her illness is growing worse and so she agrees to start treatment.  At the hospital, she finds unexpected friendship and love through Ric, another cancer patient who turns out to be the only other person who can truly understand what she's going through.  Together, Melissa and Ric learn how to find the inner strength  to face the mysteries of living and dying every day.

This is an inspirational story by the bestselling author Lurlene McDaniel that is perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399551888
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Melissa and Jory
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 398,513
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

LURLENE McDANIEL began writing inspirational novels about teenagers facing life-altering situations when her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. “I saw firsthand how chronic illness affects every aspect of a person’s life,” she has said. “I want kids to know that while people don’t get to choose what life gives to them, they do get to choose how they respond.”

Lurlene McDaniel’s novels are hard-hitting and realistic, but also leave readers with inspiration and hope. Her bestselling books have received acclaim from readers, teachers, parents, and reviewers. They include The Year of Luminous Love and its companion, The Year of Chasing Dreams; Don’t Die, My Love; Till Death Do Us Part; Hit and Run; Telling Christina Goodbye; True Love: Three Novels; and The End of Forever.

Lurlene McDaniel lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit her at and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Too Young to Die 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well the fact that this is supposed to be a love story and the writer kind of well...blew that off really upset me I just have one bit of advice for any writers litsening its okay to make a twist to
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richieluvsme More than 1 year ago
this is uh-maz-ing. every book by her i luv.... she is the best and this book is a tear jerker/...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Its just such a majorly sweet story about two people who happened to get sick and out of luck they find each other to help them get threw it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really thing this is great book. I couldn't put the book down!!!! I can't wait to read the next sequel about Melissa fighting cancer. Especially if her cancer will go and Ric Davis- will she ever see him agian? Will she win Brain Bowl competition? Will Melissa's brother, Michael, have crush on Melissa's Best friend,Jory, who has been crazy about Michael ever since. Well, read this book and then read '' Good Bye Doesn't mean Forever.'' REPEAT- ''TOO YOUNG TO DIE''- IS A GREAT BOOK WRITTEN BY A GREAT ARTHOR- LURLENE McDANIEL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. I love Lurlene McDaniels stories! Jory Delaney is the best friend a person could have. I love how she helps Melissa through the rough times. I think anybody who hasn't read this book should, and also read the sequel Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever, which is also a very good story. These 2 stories are very touching
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book I think I have ever read, you all should take time to read this book, it is very inspiring!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good and sad of hers but it si not my favorite! i read it when i was like ten and from this book i new i wanted to read more of her books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will touch your heart and will make you smile. It was a great book and you wont be able to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! Lurlene makes everything so real! and shows that life is full of tough chocies. I hope that everyone will read this and enjoy it as much as I have! By the way I sell Ty Beanie Babies and would love your buisness! E-mail me for more info.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I couldn't put it down it was so real and in the life of a teenage girl it made it even better.In other words I LOVED IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey! read this book! I got this book and from when I first started reading it I couldn't put it down! I read half of the book in a couple of hours because I loved it sooooo much! I am 13 and I usually have trouble finding a book that I wan't to sit down and read but I found my book! I encourage all young readers to read this book! Believe me, I'ts great!