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One Last Wish: Three Novels (One Last Wish #3, 5-6)

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  705 ratings  ·  15 reviews
You don't know me, but I know about you.... I can't make you live longer, I can stop you form hurting. But I can give you one wish, as someone did for me.
Three letters. Three last wishes.

In Mother, Help Me Live, Sarah discovers that her birth mother, whom she's never known, is the one person who may have the bone marrow she needs to survive. When Sarah journeys to find her
Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 13th 1998 by Laurel Leaf (first published January 1st 1992)
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This novel presented serious issues. It is a sentimental read that seems dramatic and meant for girl readers. I believe that it shows readers how to overcome challenges. The protagonist is a girl who is diagnosed with AIDS. She is shocked and must come to grips with the situation. She meets a boy who she falls in love with, and he helps her die well, basically. This is not one that I would suggest to many readers. The sentimentality bothered me, and yet I read it quickly because it pulled at my ...more
It was amazing! It made me cry at some parts. It has amazing romance stories. Kind of reminds me of The Fault In Our Stars. If you like that book, you will enjoy this book for sure!
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Heidi W
Nov 13, 2007 Heidi W rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Girls
Sarah has lukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. She finds out she was adopted and hates her "parents" for it. She gets a letter that came from the Last Wish Foudation and it says the person who sent it has the initials JWC. It contained 100,000 dollars to spend how ever she wants.
Marie Danielle
Awesome! Learn how to face challenges!

Theme: Actions speak louder than words.
Erin Brawner
This book has three different stories about kids who are dying. A letter come to each of them granting one last wish just not about their health. This book allows students to see how even with health issues they can still live an eventful life.

The One Last Wish Novels are amazing . I think I was obsessed with them for the longest time. They are beautifully told and each story is as inspirational as the next. I think I've cried on a lot of them too xD
Lurlene never fails to make me cry with her amazing writing. Each and every book I've read by her has given me some new insight to life. She is by far my favorite author. These 3 books were fantastic!
Excuse me while I sob my soul out - wails - . Love the book, love the characters, but hate that my eyes are all puffy
Jun 10, 2008 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: absolutely
I loved this book. I was a sad story and yet it offers hope to those struggling through difficult times.
I was obsessed with this book when I was younger. If I remember correctly I read it all in one evening.
great as always lurlene has written great stories

A mildly depressing, yet somehow uplifting collection.
so very touching and heartbreaking
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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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One Last Wish (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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“I hoped for a miracle, but most of all, I hoped for someone to truly understand what I was going through.

I can't make you live longer, I can't stop you from hurting but I can give you one wish as someone did for me. My wish helped me find purpose, faith, and courage. Friendship reaches beyond time and the true miracle is in giving, not recieving.”
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