Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Kristi of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: 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.
Ope’s Opinion: I do not usually read books written in text, diary, email form. It is not my favorite read, so I was hesitant to read this one. It did not flow like a regular book to me. I had to stop and figure out who was talking and who they were talking to.
The story was good, but very predictable. The characters were real and had their flaws. I did care about the characters, but I wasn’t totally intrenched in the story.
Jesse and Melinda’s love story was very sweet. I really enjoyed that part of the book.