Jory Delaney has always had lots of money. But there's one thing she know she can't buy- life for her best friend, Melissa. Although Melissa's leukemia is in remission, it's hard for both girls to hold on to the possibility of a bright future.
When Melissa's health begins to deteriorate, Jory watches her friend's courageous battle and is overwhelmed by loss. Distanced from her parents, Jory grows closer to Melissa's mother and older brother, Michael, as they give each other great strength in the face of tragedy. As she grapples with the unfairness of Melissa's imminent death, can Jory find a way to turn her anger into the hope and inspiration that Melissa wants to leave behind?
Original title: Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Illness, Death, And Dying