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No Time to Cry (Dawn Rochelle #4)

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,857 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Being sixteen means all kinds of freedom: driving on your own, going to the mall with friends, dating. But Dawn Rochelle can’t feel free because of the fear that her cancer will return.

Maybe her greatest freedom can only come when she has the courage to live—when she has no time to cry.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Darby Creek Publishing (first published 1993)
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Approaching her sixteenth birthday, Dawn Rochelle is starting high school. She hopes that at a new school with new students she can put the stigma of cancer behind her. Dawn desperately wants to keep her school life separate from her cancer life. Dawn soon realizes that her desires won't easily come to fruition. Jake Macka, the boy she's liked since 5th grade, moves back to Columbus and starts attending Hardy High. She has to turn down a date or two with Jake because of doctor's appointments and ...more
May 05, 2012 Frank rated it it was amazing
Book four in the series "Six Months to Live" was a great ending to the series. It fulfilled all the promises and hopes of the first three books and more. The author has a great understanding of living life when weighed down with a serious medical issue and she has the skills to convey that to the reader. But the read is much more. It helps us all understand how to take hold of life and live it to the full even when things get us down and we want to give up. To lose two of your greatest friends t ...more
Dec 21, 2008 Teaha rated it it was amazing
well rochelle is starting highschool as a sophmore and just trys to get through and hope that she will make it through high school!!! when jake, rochelle's crush from 5th grade comes back and hangs around her she is worried he thinks of her different since she has cancer and all, but later on when she discovers a rash on her body that can be a sign of a bone marrow rejection of her brothers she is scared that it is a rejection, but yet is there a possibility that its just the flu and that she mi ...more
Jennifer Dudley
Jul 14, 2016 Jennifer Dudley rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Conflicted feelings about this one. It wraps up the series nicely...of but wait, there is one other!!!!
Apr 16, 2014 Culleen rated it really liked it
great conclusion to the series. Very emotional story about a young girl dealing with cancer.
Jun 18, 2015 Belle rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
More angst, more tears, more young teenagers to love the stories.
Samantha Osborne
Nov 19, 2015 Samantha Osborne rated it it was amazing
a really good continuance to the story
Apr 18, 2016 Molly rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood, 2014
Dawn Rochelle is starting high school and ready to put cancer behind her, but she can't shake the feeling of being a part of two worlds. One where she is a normal teenager, and one where she is sick.

I thought this was a good exploration of the feelings a person experiences while trying to get back to normal after a serious illness. As mentioned before, these books date themselves a great deal with references to things like cassette tapes, but that can be forgotten. The overall feelings of being
Dalesha R
Jun 02, 2015 Dalesha R rated it it was amazing
Good light reading
Bob Lilly
Great but i can I finish
Jun 16, 2014 Miranda rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the conclusion to this series!
Jun 19, 2013 Katie rated it it was amazing
I was glad that Dawn Rochelle was finally able to come to terms with being in "two worlds", blend them together, put the past to rest and start moving forward with a happy future! It was also cute that she got to tell Jake she has had feelings for him for a long time and that he felt the same way.
I gave the rest of this series books all four stars. This one I didn't like as much. It seemed kind of pointless and Dawn really annoyied me in this one. I'm happy Jake came back and towards the end I liked it better but in the middle in was kind of okay lets get on with this.
Jan 18, 2011 Addy.smith rated it liked it
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Aug 07, 2008 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, series
Guess who's back? Dawn's old crush, Jake! And Dawn's a busy girl. She's got school, friends, her brother, and things for the hospital! Of course she can fit Jake in, but does Dawn have enough "me" time?
Abby O
Mar 09, 2011 Abby O rated it it was amazing
i gave this book a five star because i thought that it shows how good friends become more then just friends that is why i gave this book a five star.I also gave this book a five star because i liked it also
Kimberlyn Schilke
Mar 28, 2008 Kimberlyn Schilke rated it it was amazing
This book starts out normal, then it starts to get more and more dramatic as you get further into it, which makes you not want to put it down. It gets very happy at the end, but it is also sad.
Jun 02, 2013 Dorel rated it it was amazing
In this 4th book I love how Dawn is living normal 16 year old life. Even with her ups & downs Dawn is still strong & brave to face them. I was very happy for Rob too. I loved the ending.
Mary Bronson
I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm happy Dawn has started to find someone. With the struggles she has faced she makes it through all of it and always comes out on top.
Nov 14, 2008 Lexie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens
i just got done with no time to was AWSOME!!!!!i can not what to see if she comes out witha fifth book that would be cool.
Feb 13, 2008 Kianna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This book touched me the most because i felt like Dawn and I had alot in common. Once i would start rading i couldnt stop!
Feb 18, 2008 Clare rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 9-15
Recommended to Clare by: myself
One of the best books in the Dawn Rochelle series. Definetly one to read. I LOVE BRENT!!! I HATE JAKE!!!(sorry Jake fans!)
Oct 24, 2010 Staci rated it it was ok
I am kind of confused. It hasn't really caught my attention yet. I am hoping that it is going to get better.
Dec 02, 2012 Myesha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone, especially younger people with cancer
Recommended to Myesha by: My reading teacher
It was a good book, this series gives you hope and I think everyone with this horrible disease should read.
Nov 10, 2012 Jessie rated it really liked it
Shelves: usa
As the series goes on I find it's very repetative though I am still enjoying it quite a bit.
Dec 21, 2008 Macy rated it it was amazing
i love this book! it is different from what i usually read but it was a good change!
Fourth book in the Dawn Rochelle series. Enjoyed it more the first time!
Morgan Lemke
Dec 01, 2012 Morgan Lemke rated it it was amazing
i really like this book and i think it was really inspirational
This book is another AMAZING Rochelle novel. I LOVE IT!
Oct 15, 2008 Carina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys an attension getter
Recommended to Carina by: I like her books
Just like the other books in the series.
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Lurlene McDaniel (born c. 1948) is an author who has written over 50 young adult books. She is well known for writing about characters struggling with chronic and terminal illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, and organ failure.

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Dawn Rochelle (5 books)
  • Six Months to Live (Dawn Rochelle, #1)
  • I Want to Live (Dawn Rochelle, #2)
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