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Don't Die, My Love

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  13,059 Ratings  ·  540 Reviews
Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have always been school sweethearts. Now both are in high school and deeply in love. Luke, a talented football player, is almost certain to receive an athletic scholarship to a top college. And no matter what her parents say, wherever Luke goes, Julie intends to follow. When Luke can't shake what he thinks is a virus, Julie persuades him to ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Laurel Leaf (first published March 1st 1995)
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Mar 21, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me by relatives as a random stocking stuffer when I was a pre-teen. I never expected to like it, but as soon as I started reading, it became my favorite book, and remained my favorite book for years afterward. I read this book cover to cover at least 15 times as a teen (I'm actually underexaggerating), and never once made it to the end without bawling my eyes out. It's still sitting on my shelf, over a decade later, falling apart at the seams from all the use it got in my ...more
Jun 15, 2012 Deanna rated it really liked it

“If it's possible to send a message from heaven, I'll get one to you.” -Luke


You want a book that rips out your heart and stomps all over it? You got it with this one!

This book is beautiful and the kind of love any woman wants from a man. Childhood friends and still deeply in love with one another. They reach high school and are still going strong, their love never dies. Then Juile finds out Luke has cancer and everything goes downhill. However her love for him never died in fact it gr
Jan 21, 2010 Arlene rated it it was amazing
Don't Die My Love by Lurlene McDaniel is a beautiful love story that will pull at your heartstrings. I read it in one sitting and fell for the main characters right away. Luke and Julie's love for each other was truly genuine IMHO, and I was sad for Luke when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's. The events unfolded at a steady pace, but I was not prepared for the final outcome, or rather in denial I should say. As realistic as it was, I was still hoping against hope and eventually found myself reach ...more
Dec 22, 2008 Bre rated it really liked it
The author, Lurlene McDaniel, does an awesome job in her work. I wish I had more time to read her books. I love to read her writing. It is so vivid. I can actually put myself in the main characters place.

This book is an amazing love story. I love how the main character shows how devoted to her boyfriend. Yet, as many changes he faces she stills stands by his side even when he doesn’t want her love. Don’t Die, My Love takes you a journey of two young adults as there undivided attention to one an
Apr 29, 2009 Jen rated it it was ok

*Whoa there, Nellie! Spoiler alert!*

But he does.
Jun 14, 2009 Fiona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freshman-year
Don't Die my Love is the saddest love story i have ever read in my life. It talks about this guy who is a really good football player, but one day his girlfriend notices something wrong with him and suggest that he sees a doctor. He was afraid to go to the doctor because he's scared that if something was wrong with him that he won't be able to play football anymore, and football was basically his future. When he finally went to the doctors with the encouragement of his girlfriend, the doctor t ...more
Jan 13, 2011 Kendra rated it it was amazing
Don’t Die, My Love is a book about growing up, love the same person you grew up hating, and have to go through knowing the person you love has only a short life to live. Julie Ellis is a young girl who is dating the perfect boy that every girl in the school would be lucky to date, but the only problem is that he doesn’t care much for her an only has his mind on making into the big times for football. Luke Mulden is her love, he has liked Julie since they were little but she was so mean to him. ...more
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Mar 24, 2015 The Book Queen rated it did not like it
Urrrrgghhh. My review of Breathless basically sums up all of my thoughts about this book. The heroine is selfish and vain, but the love interest is actually quite nice (even though he does have terrible taste in girlfriends.)
Feb 10, 2013 Dallas rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously. I never cry. Never. All my friends call me heartles becuase of that reason. But I was literally crying a tthe end of this book. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry again. This is an amazing book and I think everyone should read it.
Apr 25, 2015 Tessa rated it really liked it
I am absolutely devasted. After reading this book, I think my heart literaly broke into little tiny pieces. I can't even get myself together or stop the tears from falling...
Luke and Julie's love story is heartbreakingly beautiful. It, once more, showed that true love can go through anything even deadly diseases. Every single word of this book touched my heart. Every single paragraph made me crave for more and the end, oh well, the end made me end up sobbing and sobbing for very long minutes.

Sep 29, 2015 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I'm still crying. More of a review at a later date.

I am really thinking I read this at either the worst possible time, or the best possible time. I just discovered that some dear to me is dying of cancer. My emotions were all over the place with this book. I cried for a good twenty minutes at the end while everyone stared at me like I had lost my mind. I will link a more in depth review below.
Dec 30, 2010 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epubs
This book really touched me. It is the first book that I have read to ever make me get a knot in my throat, eyes fill-up with tears and my heart feel the pain that the character Julie feels. I have never read such a touching book. The only other books that comes close to making me feel like this are books by Nicholas Sparks but this book really got to me and I reccommend it to everyone of all ages...
Kendall M
Oct 23, 2009 Kendall M rated it it was amazing
I gave this book four stars because it has a lot of emotion and details. I love the way it tolls with your emotions. This book makes you feel like you're right there with the characters. The author did a great job ending the story, she left you filled in with everything and she didn't leave you out in the end. Those are reasons why i love this book!!
Feb 13, 2009 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fan of tear-jerker romance novel!
Recommended to Nancy by: Fiona <33
Shelves: 9th-grade
Don't Die, My Love
Lurlene McDaniel
250 pp. New York, NY.
Random House Children's Book. $5.50
ISBN: 0-553-56715-2

Everyone loves a good cry, and no one delivers heart wrenching stories better than Lurlene McDaniel. Don't Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel is a beautiful story of young heart breaking, tragic romance! This book was burning in past times when young love was the center of attention and still is! The story truly shows strong and passionate relationship between two teens and struggles on he
Oct 12, 2011 Jordyn rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-lit
This was my first time reading an actual romance novel--I've read books with love stories at their core, obviously, but I've never read one of these sappy romances. Don't Die, My Love actually wasn't that painful to read, though. I got pretty bored when Julie and Luke are on vacation in California, but I liked the rest of the book pretty well. I was trying to figure out why books like this would be important for teen readers, and I actually think that some teens could learn some things from the ...more
Stephanie Nicole
Dec 07, 2009 Stephanie Nicole rated it it was amazing
The Book I choose for this month is “Telling Christina Goodbye” By Lurlene McDaniel. It was a very good book. It’s about a girl named Trisha she and her boyfriend Cody was a having a great Senior year, But she doesn’t like her best friends boyfriend. They want to go away to College but Tucker doesn’t want Christina to go to College, he wants her to stay home. So she is going to stay home and Trisha doesn’t like that Tucker controls Christina all the time. So one night When all four friends were ...more
Natasha Joseph
Apr 17, 2009 Natasha Joseph rated it it was amazing
This book is soo Good! Well as you can see the two love birds on the front cover of the book is in love. Something that the boy didn't even thing it can happen makes him sick.:( how can that happen and he is healthy! hes a Football player for crying out loud! well when he ends up with the sickness he doesn't have much time left. Always going in aout of the Hopital. Knowing your girlfriend is finding you throwing up your guts. The kind of people that would love the book is people who love books t ...more
This was the novel that started my love affair with reading. I first read it when I was 11 and I still remember how I felt reading each page. I have 4 copies of it Since I have read this book at least 20 + times and I have the entire first chapter memorized word for word. I can't say there is anything particularly special about it I just adore lurlene and her talent of relating to teenagers in tough to extreme circumstances.everyone I've ever recommended this to has loved it
I refer to it as my '
Apr 19, 2009 April rated it really liked it
Wow! I just loved this book. A sweet innocent and CLEAN romance between to young people.(think the Notebook, but G rated) You will not read without shedding some tears. The only negative thing would be the way the main characters relationship with and the way she speaks to her mother- But that is the only disagreeable part in the whole book. I loved the strength these young people showed in the book, especially Luke. I enjoyed that the author was very REAL with the book. Very sweet, emotional, a ...more
Jul 31, 2014 Nicole rated it liked it
I'm warning you now, there are spoilers in this review.

I love the fact that Lurlene McDaniel writes books that deal with real life issues that people experience everyday. I applaud her for tackling that challenge and succeeding. I do enjoy some of her books. I love how at the end of the book, Julie sees the flowers that Luke planted for her on the football field knowing he had to have planted them months in advance or else they wouldn't have bloomed. That goes without saying that he knew he was
Feb 19, 2016 Sara rated it did not like it
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Crysti Perry
Aug 16, 2015 Crysti Perry rated it it was ok
Don't Die, My Love was just ok for me. I wanted to love it, but I didnt. It had a simple plot and a sweet first love story, however it was predictable.
Jul 23, 2015 BookConsumedTeen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Omg...I don't even know where to start.Although this book constantly left me in tears it was still such a great read and one of my favorites in a long time.
Jul 03, 2015 Jen rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book!
Apr 25, 2016 Adriana rated it liked it
3 stars
I wanted to love this book, but there were several things that kept me from that:
1. Julies Mother: She doesn't get her daughter at all. She thinks Luke and Julie are just high school sweethearts who're gonna break up as soon as school ends. They're not, as a reader you get the feeling that they're really it for each other, so I don't understand why her mother doesn't get it. And she is always on Julies case about college, in the worst situations that's all she wants to talk about with he
Madison Florea
Dec 29, 2015 Madison Florea rated it it was amazing
“If it's possible to send a message from heaven, I'll get one to you.”

I read this book when I was younger and didn't fully appreciate it until now. P.s. one of the reasons I read it when I was younger was because I had (okay, have) a crush on the male model on the cover. This is a heart wrenching tale of love, loss and true soulmates. If you aren't in tears by the end of this book, I don't even know what to say. I had to stop reading multiple times just to get through the last few chapters. I kn
Araceli Castaneda-Rodriguez
Dec 08, 2015 Araceli Castaneda-Rodriguez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, favorites
I absolutely love all of the books written by Lurlene McDaniel. Most of her books deal with grief, loss and death. Her books are very realistic and don’t always have a happy ending and that is what I love about them. I loved Don’t Die, My Love! This book was about Julie and Luke. They are in love with one another and have been for a while. One day Luke comes down with something and is encouraged by Julie to see a doctor. He had cancer. Although Julie prayed for him to get better unfortunately Lu ...more
Nov 16, 2015 Samira rated it it was amazing
The first time I saw the book I didn’t want to read it because of its title, “Don’t Die, My Love”. I felt I already knew the end of it, but I decided to read It anyway. Clearing out, I got this book as a Christmas present when I was 12 years old, but I read it when I was 13 because at 12 I wasn’t really into tragic romance novels. When I first read it my eyes kept tearing up even after I finished it.

I decided to make a review about this book because it has a great place in my heart. The book is
1Shatto H
Oct 21, 2015 1Shatto H rated it it was amazing
Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel is a romantic novel about two teenagers who fell in love. It is a wonderful book that keeps readers on their toes with every little detail. It takes readers through the journey of a love turned to loss by cancer and leaves the audience stunned and saddened.
Julie Ellis and Luke Muldenhower have been in love for as long they can remember. Luke, the captain of the football team, spends all of his time with Julie. Everything changes one day when Julie finally p
Intan Kamala sari
Aug 29, 2015 Intan Kamala sari rated it really liked it
Apa genre novel favoritmu? Mengapa? Pertanyaan itulah yang pada akhirnya mengantarkan sebuah novel keren ke kediaman saya. Don’t Die, My Love karya Lurlene McDaniel. Saya masih ingat jelas, waktu itu saya menjawab tanpa ragu bahwa genre novel yang paling membuat saya tergila-gila adalah genre romantis. Alasannya sederhana, saya percaya setiap manusia memiliki kisah cinta dalam versi berbeda. Dan menikmati kisah-kisah cinta yang bertaburan di muka bumi yang seakan tiada pernah ada habisnya, meru ...more
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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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