|Rose for Melinda, a (2002) [Novel]|
by Lurlene McDaniel
Rating: Weighted - 9.2 / Average - 9.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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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
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
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.
Original title: A Rose for Melinda
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Performing Arts
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Illness, Death, And Dying