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The Legacy by Lurlene McDaniel
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Nov 27, 2010

did not like it
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Read in November, 2010

** spoiler alert **
The Legacy: Making Wishes Come True Romance/Drama/Illness
Jenny and Richard are in love, despite their four year age difference. Richard comes home from Princeton for summer break and Jenny, sixteen, is trying to conceal her feelings for Richard, and conceal her failing health. Naturally, she is dying of leukemia - can't you tell from the cover? Jenny fights for her life for two years, goes into remission once, but can't seem to shake the disease. Finally, when it's obvious that there is no recovery for Jenny, Richard takes her sailing - one.last.time. Of course they confess their love for each other. Of course Jenny dies just as the year 1980 dawns and while everyone is cheering in Times Square, Richard and Jenny's grandmother are watching Jenny take her last breath.

This book is predictable and cheesy. If I could give it half of a star, I would.
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