A Rose for Melinda

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A Rose for Melinda

By Lurlene Mcdaniel

Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553570908, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2002


Told in letters, journal entries, e-mails, doctors’ reports, and instant messages, the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia.

From: Melinda Skye
To: Readers
Subject: Jesse

Hi! I can’t believe it. What a surprise from Jesse. When he got my e-mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance’s summer program, he called to congratulate me! I loved hearing his voice. We’ve been friends forever–could it turn into something more?

From: Jesse Rose
To: Readers
Subject: Melinda

I couldn’t believe the news. Melinda is so young! How could she be sick? How did she get leukemia? She’s got to get better. She’s got to.

About the Author
Lurlene McDaniel has written more than 30 inspirational novels. Her books have receieved acclaim from teachers, parents, young adults, and reviewers.