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Sheila's Dying

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Jerry had planned on breaking up with Sheila until he received a desperate phone call from her. That is when the frightening cycle of hospitals and operations begins. A powerful story about a surprising romance which blossoms during the winter that Sheila is dying.
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Published December 1st 1989 by Scholastic (first published 1987)
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Julie Decker
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Jerry has decided he needs to dump Sheila because she promised him sex and then didn't deliver. Only to find that when he was about to dump her, she gets diagnosed with terminal cancer. Not only does he now feel like he has to stick by her and not break up with her; he has to deal with her friend Bonnie, with whom he never did get along . . . they've got to try for Sheila's sake. Jerry has no idea if Sheila is going to live very long, nor does he have much confidence in his ability to help Sheil ...more
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
I find this book rather annoying at some parts, but it's still good enough to read through the whole plot.

Imagine your girlfriend is dying of cancer (I'm just going to spoil it anyway for you as if the title isn't obvious enough) when you were just about to break up with her. What would you do in honour of your relationship? Go through it and stay with her, because it's the right thing to do.

So Sheila's boyfriend (Jerry) went through an ordeal to keep Sheila up in the spirits where he even riske
May 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Sheila's dying; The definition of 'so bad its good.' I pulled this one out of a discarded book pile simply because the straightforwardness of the title amused me. I was even more amused though when it took more than half of the book to get to the part where Sheila starts dying. So the entire first half of the book is pretty much pointless. Okay maybe not all of it, but introducing characters and setting doesn't really need to take over 100 pages >_> Especially characters as dry and two dim ...more
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
I picked this up in spite of the morbid title and started reading it in eighth grade. I couldn't even focus on what the story was about because I was all horrified by the fact that it actually did involve a Shelia who was dying, and the way she was dying was some kind of thing that made her hemorrhage from her pants parts so she thought it was a heavy period at first. Freaked me the hell out. I don't think I actually finished it, but it was about a boy feeling like he can't dump his girlfriend n ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I didn't like this one as much as UP COUNTRY (when I read them in the 90's), but I still remember parts of it, so it was definitely good, too. A precursor to all the Lurlene McDaniel books.
Feb 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Kind of strange book.
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