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At once heart-wrenching and funny, poignant and provocative, here is a rare novel about finding the courage to take a remarkable leap of faith. Smart, funny Anna Bolles, a born athlete and a dynamic teacher, figures God decided to have the last laugh when her life was tragically and irrevocably changed five years ago. Since then she has kept herself firmly grounded in the ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 26th 2002 by Ivy Books (first published February 29th 2000)
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Ridley
When I saw this was about a 29 year old woman who was an avid athlete before being diagnosed 5 years prior with a disabling disease, I had to read it. After all, that’s exactly how you can describe me, although I don’t have MS, like the heroine. I have another neurological disorder, one that’s better in some ways and worse in others.

With that in mind, this is an extremely difficult book for me to dissect fairly. Because the heroine’s situation is so similar to mine, I was infuriated with her be
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Jody
First I thought the title was appropriate for the story because Anna suddenly found she couldn't run one day, later her attacks of MS symptoms came from Out of the Blue and she met Joe, the photographer on several occasions in New York City by chance, Out of the Blue.

Anna had MS for five years when the story starts and she meets Joe. I enjoyed her humor, found her stress with life from a wheel chair added to her character and not always in a positive manner and her passion for teaching is someth
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Vikki
A Teacher with multiple schlerosis and her sassy mother live in NYC. The girl falls in love with an airline businessman. Very good.
Anna Marie
This book was so gawd-awful, I made it one chapter and one page before tossing it aside. And that was FORCING myself to read it.

Page 5: I set my brake in front of the photograph.
..........knew I was going to be a while looking at it.
Page 6: He grabbed the handles of my chair and pushed me
..........out the doors.

((WHAT ABOUT THE BRAKE, IDIOT?!?!))

Page 9: "I could hear Ma buzzing in my ear: 'Whoa, there, Annie - you're in deep doo-doo -- except she wouldn't have said doo-doo. I suppose it's my f
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Barbara J. Harbison
Interesting book

I read the book, found it to be very interesting but it didn't captivate me and I cannot put my finger on the reason why. The story was good, the characters were real, the writing was good but for some reason I looked forward to the end of the book.
Maybe it was my headspace while reading the book.
Nat
I read this because like the main character I have MS. Usually I get quite annoyed; but the writer presented a very accurate presentation of MS.
Melody
Previously read in French

I read it 3 times before in French and I enjoyed it more those times but it remains a good and touching story.
Melody
Superbe histoire pleine d'émotions et qui sonne tellement vraie. Après 3 lectures, il me fait toujours le même effet que la première fois. A lire!
Virginia
Sort of a light read, romance type. Does give an insight into living with MS. Kept my interest.
Bednarzterry
okay...I've started three clunkers in a row. Time for something good!!!
Amy
Great summer read - light romance with rich characters.

Emily
read about 50 pages; predictible
Amber
Quite touching.
Jackie Simons
Read 5/00
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