Always and Forever

Always and Forever

By Lurlene McDaniel

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553494198, 166pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2004

Sixteen-year-old Melissa Austin has always worked hard to get what she wants. As the school year begins, her work is paying off: Her grades are up and she's landed a coveted spot on the Brain Bowl team. She and her best friend, Jory Delaney, are determined to have the best junior year ever.
Then Melissa receives devastating news about her health. At first she refuses to accept the doctor's diagnosis, but as her illness gets worse, she cannot deny the truth. Only with the loving support of her family, and especially Jory, can Melissa come to terms with the mysteries of living . . . and dying.

About the Author
Lurlene McDaniel is the #1 author of inspirational fiction for young adults. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Praise For Always and Forever

“McDaniel deserves a special award for her inspirational and gripping book.”—Kliatt