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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553541242
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553541243
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)


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By A Customer on April 20 2004
Format: Paperback
Lurlene McDaniel is one of my favorite authors, and this book Mourning Song is by far the best book I read by her. Mourning Song glued your eyes to the book. McDaniel is an author that writes about teenagers with cancer, and how they over come their illnesses. In this book, Carrie, a senior, has been dignosed with a brain tumor. Since she's in the hospital she misses out on her graduation, senior trip, and whatever else she had planned. Her sister is helping her fufill her dreams by going to the beach. Will Carrie live to experience this dream of hers, or will her sister be able to take her?
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By A Customer on April 20 2004
Format: Paperback
Lurlene McDaniel is one of my favorite authors, this book Mourning Song is by far the best book i read by her. Mourning Song glued your eyes to the book. McDaniel is an author that writes about teenagers with cancer, and how they over come these illness. In this book Carrie, a senior, has been dignosed with a brain tumor. Since she's in the hosptal she misses out on her graduation, senior trip, and whatever else she had planned. Her sister is helping her fufill her dreams by going to the beach. Will Carrie live to experience this dream of hers?
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Dani and her sister Cassie have been there for each other through hard times, but when Cassie gets diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Dani doesn't know what to do. Cassie will miss her graduation, her senior trip, and pretty much everything else that she wants to do with her friends.
Cassie is admitted into the hospital and starts radiation treatments that won't prevent her from dying, but may prolong her life by a few months. Dani feels totally helpless, and her mom does too (her mom's a bit of a control freak). When Cassie shows Dani the $100,000.00 check that she got from the One Last Wish foundation, Dani plans something her mom - and Cassie's doctors - would never approve of.
With some help from Dani's longtime friend Austin, who volunteers to drive Dani and Cassie where ever they want to go, Dani plans one last trip to the beach. So, Cassie, Dani, and Austin drive from Ohio to Florida, without telling her mom where they were going.
When the group finally reachs Florida, Dani calls her mom to tell her that they're safe, but Cassie's condition starts to worsen.
This book was good in the sense that it showed how strong the relationship between sisters is, but it wasn't as well written/interesting as most of McDaniel's books. It was a disappointment, and I recommend getting this one from the library instead of buying it.
Overall grade - C
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By A Customer on May 20 2003
Format: Paperback
I like this book because its kind of sad and interesting.Its about this girl that is going to die and her sister has taking her out of the hospital to go to Florida.When they get there she has a big head ache.I hope ya'll like this book as much as I do.
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By A Customer on June 12 2002
Format: Paperback
Lurlene McDaniel sure ought to be proud of herself for writing such a sensational book. In Mourning Song, Dani, sister of brain tumor possessing Cassie, takes her from the hospital where she is receiving treatments to Florida so that she can see the ocean after her sister's negative prognosis. McDaniel uses plenty of emotion to get her point across: Live each day to the fullest: it may be your last chance. One turnoff was the characters. I found them to be extremely annoying and irritating, but this is a small price to pay for such a magnificent novel. The story was very sad, tears rolled down my face all day when I thought not only of poor Cassie, knowing that these were her last days alive, but of how their mother payed tousands and thousands of dollars so that her daughter had some hope. I thought of Dani, risking arrest as well as her mother's anger and hysteria to bring Cassie to Florida. And I thought of Austin risking the same as Dani. I thought of how grateful I'd be if people were that nice. This book is so touching. Read it!
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I didnt like this book. I thought that it was slow and boring. The mother in this book was so annoying. It had a good plot, but after reading other books by Lurlene McDaniel, I was expecting a little more from this book.
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This is another touching story by a great and inspirational author, Lulene McDaniel. This story tells of two sisters, one who wants to live normally again and be without a brain tumor and her loving sister who is healthy. Through a generous check the sisters take a journey to fufill the sick sister's wish. This is a touching book and I cried during it. A must read for the rainy days or for when things are not going right.
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By A Customer on June 26 2001
Format: Paperback
The first time I read this book it brought tears to my eyes. To think, Dani and Cassie's mother forks over all that money so Cassie could have the best treatment. And Dani and her friend Austin brings Cassie all the way to Florida just so she could see the beach. It was so touching I couldn't stop the tears from flowing down my face.After I had finshed I just had to recomend the book to all my friends. Most of them read it and cried also.I like the thought that Dani would go through all that trouble just so her sister could see the ocean.Lurlene McDaniel writes the most touching books I have ever read in my life. I think I must have read all of her books and cried while reading them all.
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