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Dancing in the Storm
Shelly Maguire
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Dancing in the Storm

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
What turns an angry adolescent and then a defiant teenager into an indomitable business woman who faced so many obstacles in life that she defied all odds for success? Told at the age of nine that she had a lethal disease that could take her life by the age of 18, for Shelly Maguire this was all she had to hear to push herself to the limits and stop at nothing to reach her ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published 2012 by Stanley Publishing Co.
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Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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Dancing in the Storm is a very inspiring book. When Shelly was 12, she was told that because of her Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis, she probably wouldn't live past the age of 18. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she ignored the doctors and pushed herself to live a great and full life.

What I enjoyed about the book was the honesty. The book is written through a series of e-mails between Ms. Maguire and Ms. Huffman. It waffles between the e-mails and narratives about Shelly's life. I will admit that
Wendy Hines
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dancing in the Storm is about how Shelly took a dire diagnosis and changed her whole life. Written in an email format, the reader comes to know Shelly, Beth and Frankie, as well as other members of Shelly's family. She's a courageous and inspiring person whom's strength shines through this novel. I've not met anyone personally with cystic fibrosis, but I've seen and heard the tales of the pain, anguish and eventually death. To be given that information and then to take it and rise above it, find ...more
Monica H at the Readathon
I liked this book. Shelly Maguire is such an inspiration! She has overcome so much and has a great attitude. You may read my full review on my book review blog:
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