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Sixteen and Dying (One Last Wish #5)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  1,782 ratings  ·  56 reviews
You don't know me, but I know about you....

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.

It's hard for Anne Wingate and her father to accept the doctors' diagnosis: Anne is HIV positive. Seven years earlier, before blood screening was required, Anne received a transfusion to save her life, and the blood was
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 27th 2010 by Laurel Leaf (first published October 1st 1992)
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Emilie W
Anne Wingate is a mere sixteen year old girl when the doctor diagnoses her as HIV positive. Years before blood screening was required, Anne was in a car accident and received a blood transfusion tainted with HIV. Her HIV was dormant but now Anne is sixteen and dying. It is a struggle for her to accept an inevitable progression of her condition, but following her disheartening diagnosis Anne receives a One Last Wish sponsorship from an anonymous benefactor. She and her father leave for a Western ...more
Jul 14, 2010 La'Dearia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: some of my friends like mysteries.
This book was another awesome book that I really like by my favorite author Lurlene McDaniel. This book was so good, I couldn't put it down. This book was about a girl named Anne who was in a tragic car accident.The car accident caused her to need a blood transfusion if she didn't recieve it Anne would have died because she lost alot of blood in the car accident. When the doctors gave Anne the blood transfusion they didn't know that the blood carried the AIDS virus.The doctors didn't find out un ...more
Brittany Durrant
Anne Wingate is only 16 years old when she finds out she is HIV positive. Since Anne is an only child, and her mother died when she was young, Anne is all her father has left. She was told HIV could not be cured and it would eventually turn into AIDS. Her only hope of living longer than expected is taking a medication called AZT. AZT is her best option for treatment. There are some side effects that go along with this medication like depression and nausea. She doesn't want to live her life being ...more
Aurora Salazar
The book Sixteen and Dying is my favorite book from the One Last Wish series, it is about a girl named Anne Wingate and a boy named Morgan Lancaster. Anne is diagnosed with HIV Positive because when she was just a child she was in a car accident. She had lost a lot of blood and needed some urgently. The blood that had saved her life was now causing her problems with life or death. One day she gets money from the One Last Wish Foundation to spend on anything she wants. Anne decides to go down sou ...more
Mikaylah Bates
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Jessica Leatham
This story is about a young girl who learns that because of a tainted blood transplant she received as a young girl, she is HIV positive. While lying in a hospital room, depressed at the life that she will never get to live, she receives $10,000 check with a note that she is to use for whatever she wishes. She and her dad go to a dude ranch where she feels free. When she meets Morgan, the nephew of the owners of the ranch, she can’t help but be attracted to him and flattered by his attention tow ...more
im 16 years old and reading this book really change me. this book is about a girl that 16years old named Anne who gets in a car crash with her mother. her mother passes awaay and she ended up losing alot of blood. the doctors gave her blood and ended up giving her AIDS. When Anne finds out about her sickness and she finds out its killing her she gets a letter from JVC giving her 10 000 dollors. knowing her time on life is limited she asked she dad to go for a trip to Colordo so she can live the ...more
Basically my pre-teen reading preferences were either
1. super typical vampire books or
2. really sad (& more than slightly depressing) books
But I still loved this series, it taught a lot of good life lessons. And it made me cry SO. DANG. HARD. This ones my favorite out of the whole series even though it's sad.
Robin Conley
As always, Lurlene McDaniel's does a thorough job of portraying what it is like for those who have a potentially terminal illness. She really gets into the emotional struggles of the ill and their families/loved ones. I think the one thing I've noticed however, is that often times the parents disappear from portions of the stories. This story is no different. At the ranch, the father becomes almost non-existent now and then. This, of course, makes it easy for Anne to do things she's not supposed ...more
Emily McBride
Bleeeeegh. This book was not my cup of tea. Anne Wingate is sixteen years old and finds out she has contracted HIV from a blood transfusion used to save her life (back before '85 when they started screening blood). The love story was sappy and not very believable. It was also too short to really get invested in the characters.

However, I can see that some teenage girls would probably enjoy reading a bunch of these type of books. They're quick, full of sappy love, and might seem more substantial t
Bailey B
Sixteen and dying is a very interesting book. Anne Wingate finds out she is HIV positive from a blood transfusion she had got when she was little. When she got the blood transfusion they hadn’t started blood screening yet. She receives a anonymous donation from the One Last Wish foundation she decides to spend her summer at a dude ranch, before she faces her last days of dealing with her AIDS. At the ranch she ends up meeting Morgan. When her AIDS hit her she has to go back home with out telling ...more
This book was about a girl named Anne who was diagnosed with HIV positive because of her transfusion years ago. Now she is spending her last days with her father at a ranch. There, she meet Morgan and developed a frienship between them. However, Anne's health began to deteriorate and she left the ranch.
I think that this book is another lesson that teach people that life is not always how we planned. It is not how the game of the world is played. There are a lot of possibilities in life and you s
ok, so I read all of these Lurlene McDaniels books as a teenager, and I loved them. Not sure I should give them 5 stars, I would probably rate them differently now. But it was always interesting for me to read about the lives of teenagers, although fictitious, that were marred by chronic illnesses such as cancer, organ failure, or the death of a loved one. Maybe I'll create a shelf "read as a teenager" so that if you read these books and hate them, you won't wonder why on earth I gave them 5 sta ...more
Samantha W.
This book was both depressing and heartwarming at the same time. I gave this book five stars because this is most likely to happen to anyone. I enjoyed reading this book because it is a romance novel and i love those types of books. The reason I kept on reading it was because Morgan and Anne were in love but they didn't know it. One thing I liked about this book was the setting. I love the country and that's where it was set. I recommend anyone to read Sixteen and Dying!
The only other book by Lurlene McDaniel that I have ever read was a book called "Don't Die My Love" and I remember loving that book so I decided to give another one of her books a try. From reading this book I've learned that Lurlene has a habit of writing books that make you cry. The fact that this young girl got HIV from a blood transfusion as a child is sad enough and the speed with which the HIV turns to AIDS is even sadder. The ending is just tragic.
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Coryn N
This book is very sad. You feel very bad for her throughout the whole story. It’s one of those stories that you wish you could help the main character. I gave this book 5 stars, because I really liked it. Lurlene McDaniel has awesome stories. It’s really hard to put down her books once you start reading them! I recommend this book to anyone who likes her stories. I will defiantly continue to read her books!
Another amazing book by Lurlene. I don't know how she always manages to get the reader so connected with the characters in so few pages. I have yet to read a book of hers that I haven't liked. This book was really cute. Anne was an extremely strong character for being just 16, and I instantly fell in love with the character of Morgan, and not just because he was a cowboy ;-) .
After Anne learns that she has HIV from a bad blood transfusion she struggles with trying to accept the future in front of her. Anne receives the opportunity to spend the entire summer on and ranch and she tries to take this time to step away from her illness and live life as normal.
Gina hernandez
this book was so good i loved it is so sad i cried all the time
i can't beleave that she died and that boy was willing to be with her and that was so nice that girl gave her that money and her dad was so worried about her but she wanted to die when it was her time to go
I love Ms. McDaniel's books. The storyline is very sad. I thought Anne was very brave. I really like Morgan. The ending made my eyes water. I wanted to read this book to get a better understanding of the illness. I just wish it had more details about the illness.
Very good but also very sad. I liked the character of Morgan and am excited to read about him in another book I think he really helped her grow up and except that she has AIDS. Its an amazingly written book and has great morals (i guess u can call it that).
I finished this book in one night but re-read it again the next day because it was so good. I loved the writing technique and emotions that bound me to the character. I've read several other books by this author and she is Amazing with a capital 'A'.
so far this book is really good. the charter has a dark secrete that no one knows about but her dad and so her and her dad take a vacation to a ranch and her problems are following her there. when she meets a boy. she also meets other friends too.
Courtney U
This book is probally my favortie book out of all the books i read so far. My favorite charcter is Anne because she is brave and is not afraid to die. I wish i had bravery like her!
Mrs. Schonour
I love Lurlene McDaniel, but this isn't my favorite book. It seems kind of unrealistic and the story is too easy and predictable. I like the idea, but had a hard time staying engaged.
Anne discovers she has dormant HIV, that is now rearing it's ugly head. She wants to be normal, but instead she tries to help a young man on a ranch in Colorado.
This was my 2nd book I read of Lurlene McDaniel and she never fails to make me bawl. She is a remarkable author and my goal is to read every single one of her books.
i am currently reading Sixteen and Dying. A girl named Anna and her family are moving in there new house. She loves animals. She has a horse that she loves to ride.
Paytience K.
When you have been diagnoised with Hiv at the age of sixteen its a big shock. You haven't had sexual relation's with anyone. So how did you get it? Read to find out.
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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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