A Time for Dancing (Paperback)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316036344, 272pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
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But nothing could have prepared them for Jules's sudden illness and the discovery of its cause - cancer. Sam tries to be a true friend, supporting Jules during the weeks of testing and doctors and treatments, but the horrifying pain and indignities that Jules suffers, and the feeling that she has lost control over her own life, force Jules to a place where even Sam cannot follow. Now both Jules and Sam must learn to accept the unacceptable - that Jules's cancer may not go away. How each, in her own way, comes to face the possibility of Jules's death, and learns to celebrate her life, makes for a searingly honest, unforgettable novel.
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Praise For A Time for Dancing…
* "An unforgettable debut by a writer to watch...The novel is beautifully composed, with dialogue that never falters, characters who are fully realized, and plotting to make readers turn the pages through their tears." - Kirkus (starred review)
"Few YA dramas deal with the issue of terminal illness as intimately as this gripping first novel ... hauntingly true to life." - Publishers Weekly
"A Time for Dancing will hold fans of this genre glued to the page and with good reason... the novel resonates with grace and power." Booklist
"A personal look at how terminal illness affects the lives of best friends and those around them... a good choice." School Library Journal
Praise for A Time for Dancing (film):
- Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Children/Youth/Family Special
- Nominated for a Directors Guild of