June 07, 2009

Breathless by Lurlene Mcdaniel

What is the toughest request anyone can be asked to fulfill?Travis Morrison is a champion diver and one of the most popular kids at school. On the first day of summer vacation, while boating on the lake with his friends, Travis attempts a silly stunt dive that goes wrong. He fears he has broken his leg. Instead, his trip to the hospital reveals he has a rare form of cancer, and to save him, the doctors tell his parents they must amputate. In an instant, Travis’s life and the lives of everyone around him are forever changed. Travis is determined that he and only he should decide the course of his life. He has a plan, but he can’t carry it out alone. Will he convince one of his friends to fulfill his most important request? Lurlene McDaniel tackles a controversial subject, probing the issues of personal choice and quality of life.
I love Lurlene Mcdaniel books but this one wan't one of my favorites. I didn't really like the changing narrators in each chapter. In all the other books you like feel the person's pain but in this one I just didn't feel it. You never really got to know the characters. You got to know little tidbits about them but you never really knew anything about them.
If you want to read a Lurlene McDaniel book I wouldn't suggest this one but try The Time Capsule,Telling Christina Goodbye,Till Death Do Us Part and For Better, for Worse, Forever .
3.5 out of 5 stars

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