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Six Months to Live
Title : Six Months to Live
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ISBN : 9781581960037
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 136

Thirteen is supposed to be a great age—dances, cheerleading, boys—she never thought it would also include cancer. Dawn Rochelle is about to face the toughest fight of her life—a fight she has to win. Otherwise, she has only six months to live.


Six Months to Live Reviews

  • karen

    well, she got seven months, at least. my beloved maggie succumbed to her cancer last night. going dark for a bit to mourn the best cat i ever knew, it turns out my baby has the cancer. and, like the girl in this book, she's been given six months. but what i learned from this book (no spoiler warning needed since the fact that this thing has sequels spoils it for you already), is that six months can easily turn into years if you drink enough watermelon milkshakes and have a plucky attitude.i mean [...]

  • Kalah

    My best friend read this when we were 12 and bought me a copy at her school library book sale. We were totally obsessed - and I can't, for the life of me, figure out why. But we would adapt it into impromptu plays on the stage of the old school I lived by, and talk about it for hours. In hindsight, it really is a wonder why I chose to love it so much, since it is not at all like anything I would enjoy reading now. Maybe it was a friendship loyalty things. Maybe I thought I should love it since K [...]

  • Bridget

    "Six Months to Live" is about Dawn Rochelle, a normal thirteen year old girl. Her life was perfect until she was tested positive for cancer. She lost her spot on the cheering squad and missed almost all of the eighth grade year. Cancer sucks! It ruined her entire life! But maybe, just maybe, it wouldn't be so bad with Sandy around Someone facing the exact same battle as her, someone to comfort her when she's going through all the pain. Sandy and Dawn quickly become inseparable and make eachother [...]

  • Marla Raymond

    I bought this book when i was in the 3rd grade if i remember right (I Have the first published addition). I bought it and Mother Please Don't Die and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep all at our Book Fair that year. The reason i bought the book was because when i was reading the back the word "CANCER" jumped out at me. My Grandmother (the most precious person in my life) just told me she had breast cancer. I know i was young and all but i've always been an old soul. So anyways, I bought all these books [...]

  • GabiS.♥

    Dawn Rochelle is a 13 year old girl who wants to have a normal life, full of cheer leading, boys, sleepovers, etc. Unfortunately, Dawn's life is far from normal. She has found out that she has leukemia, and is going to have to stay in the hospital for a few weeks, even months, for however long chemotherapy takes to get her in remission. At her stay, she becomes best friends with a girl named Sandy, who is cute, friendly, and caring. Through her stay, she goes through sickness, laughs, and hope t [...]

  • Danna Paredes

    ***SPOILER ALERT*** When you thought your life was ordinary,Cancer had to show upDawn Rochelle was a 13 year old ordinary girl.Then one day she was diagnosed with Leukemia which is cancer to the bone marrow. The genre of this book is an autobiography. Lurlene McDaniel describes what Dawn is going through when she gets diagnosed with cancer.One day when Dawn's parents take her to the doctor because tegu thought that she has the flu instead she gets diagnosed with cancer.Dawn can't believe it. Her [...]

  • Swankivy

    I'm not sure how I got a hold of this book except that the title seemed compelling. It turned out to be about a girl named Dawn who's diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at age 13. This book was enjoyable for me for two reasons: One, I got to learn a ton of words I didn't know how to pronounce and associate them with medical terminology; and two, I got very attached to the protagonist as she began her fight against cancer. Now, this book was extremely depressing. No one wants to think abou [...]

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    Dawn Rochelle and her parents think she has a persistent case of the flu. They are shocked when the doctor diagnoses acute lymphocytic leukemia. Admitted to the hospital, Dawn begins the chemotherapy regime and meets Sandy Chandler who also has lymphocytic leukemia. Sandy helps Dawn cope with the pills, the IVs, the ever present nausea, and the malaise. She soon becomes Dawn’s truest friend. Both girls lose their hair and share happy times in the hospital activity room. Then, Dawn is stricken [...]

  • Heather

    A simply written, inspirational story about thirteen-year-old, Dawn Rochelle, who is battling with leukemia. This book will particularly appeal to pre-teen girls who enjoy books that tear at the heart-strings.

  • Isabel

    WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT!??!! OH MY GoSH! This book, i am not going to lie, almost made me cry. I just absolutely LOVED this. When I first started reading, i didn't think I was going to enjoy it. It overall was a great book and I definitely enjoyed it, like a lot.**SPOILER**I thought the part when Dawn's mom had the hair salon woman come in and give the girls wigs was really cute. But I ABSOLUTELY LOVED SUMMER CAMP! I kind of died inside when they met Greg and MIke. I loved how they were all i [...]

  • Soraia Esteves

    Six months to live, written by Lurlene McDaniel was the book I chose to read. This book was about a young girl names Dawn who got Cancer and this story told the audience about her life before, during and after her cancer. It goes over Dawns life changes with her friends, family, and her own personal mindset. Reading this book, there was a constant connection. As the reader this book left me feeling that everything was connected in some way meaning that everything happens for a reason. As Lurlene [...]

  • Julie Decker

    Dawn thought her bruises were from cheerleading practice, but after she also started feeling tired all the time, she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with leukemia. She has to drop her entire life to be admitted to the hospital, and begins the fight of her life. Chemotherapy replaces cheerleading, and she begins an existence full of blood cell counts, hair loss, and horrible weakness. But her roommate Sandy, who's dealing with the same things, helps keep Dawn going, and they become partners [...]

  • Molly

    This book is about a thirteen year old girl who has cancer. When she is in the hospital, she meets a new friend. They did everthing together but one day Dawns friend Sandy was well enough to go home. They wrote each other everyday. They finally saw each other again at cancer camp. Cancer camp is a camp where kids with cancer go for two weeks and play games, swim, go on nature walks, and meet new friends. While Dawn and Sandy were at camp they became more than friends with two boys. When camp was [...]

  • Katharine

    In sixth-grade my best friend and I were obsessed with Lurlene McDaniel. Combined we probably checked out everyone of her books in the school library during our sixth grade year. We would go straight to the M section of the library each time we visited and discuss which titles we had read and which we liked best. I remember loving them because, I think, it made me feel grown up to be reading something that had such sad and serious themes. (you know, instead of yet another horse book) Also, it wa [...]

  • Brenna Mathews

    I loved this book! Its the type of book that you can never put down because its so intense and you want to know what is going to happen next. This book is based on a girl who was diagnosed with cancer, as he begins treatment and chemotherapy she becomes nauseous and ill. With some help from her new roommate Sandy who also has cancer, she begins to fight and battle her disease. Without notice both Dawn and Sandy go into remission and return home hopping to still be best friends, and battle to bec [...]

  • Susan

    This is the first book I read back when I was in junior high. My best friend Ericka suggested it b/c I was annoying her. I didn't read books till this one I Loved it, sad book about a girl who grts cancer at a young age. Full of life, meets her best friend in the hospital on the oncology floor, where they become the best frends, ho to cancer camp together. There is alittle romance in the book. Awesome writer and story. The stoty is somewhat sad but good, it's about life, love, happiness, sicknes [...]

  • Ansha D

    Being 13 is all about sleepovers, cheer, friends, etc. For Dawn Rochelle, life is very tensed when she finds out she has leukemia, a type of cancer. Dawn has many supporters throughout her disease but she still feels very lonely. She is trying everything she can do to try enjoy her childhood but still cannot. I liked this book a lot. It gives the reader a perspective of hard life becomes when you have cancer. Lurlene McDaniel delivers this story as if she were Dawn keeping a diary while going th [...]

  • Jessica

    I think I would have enjoyed this series more had I read it when I was younger. The main character is thirteen and the author writes her as a thirteen-year-old. I could have related to Dawn Rochelle so much more if I had read this ten years ago. Dawn collects teddy bears, makes macaroni artwork and has everyday little crushes. I found that it read a little too prematurely for me. Younger girls, by all means, pick this up as a stepping stone for when you read The Fault in Our Stars! Seventh Grade [...]

  • Tana Bruggeman

    Have you ever read a book that just makes you want to cry at the end and want to read more. This book "Six Months to Live" By Lurlene McDaniel is that type of book. This book is very suspenceful with 114 pages in it.The setting is more at a summer camp. Two girls, Dawn and Sandy, have leukemia and meet in their hospital room. After a while they get out of the hospital and both meet back at a summer camp for people with all types of canser. They have fun their and meet some new friends. They go h [...]

  • Celeste Trevino

    Six months to live the teenager named dawn finding out she was going to die soon at a young age. She was feeling really sad about it and got emotional as the days passed by. She didn't know how to tell other people about it. She was dying because she had cancer (leukemia) and she's scared. Dawn meets a friend who also has cancer. They both battle the disease together and become best friends.Dawn and Sandy become even more closer when both of their hair falls out after the treatment. Dawn had jus [...]

  • Tina

    It was the summer of 1988 when I was 14 and attain the original published 1985 paperback with a girl holding a teddy bear sitting on a hospital bed as the cover. I was hooked on this book of the bravery and inspiration of the main character Dawn. It depicts humanity of a young girl at 13 who desires a normal life but learn of her fate with cancer. She meets another cancer patient, Sandy whom together they become best friends. It was through "Six Months To Live" that compelled me at first to lear [...]

  • Sydney Blain

    Six Months to live was a inspiring story.I really enjoyed it because the author focused a lot on the detail but Dawn and her friend.This is a book i could really picture.This is about a girl named Dawn who discovers that she has cancer and she goes to a cancer camp that changes her life.But when she has to go home she does not know how other people will treat her.But she suffer to tragedy her life gets turned upside down.Dawn is the main character then there is other characters like Sandy,Greg,M [...]

  • Mariah

    "I'm just a kid","right".In my opinion this a really good book is really good and it shows you that to never give up even when you feel like giving up.The reason i say this is because for all the people out there fighting cancer or loosing you loved one because of cancer don give up fight back think of it as being a hero and saving yours or cancer fighters namesThe book Six months to live is realistic fiction Its about a girl named Dawn and she has Leukemia. Dawn has to earthier fight her cancer [...]

  • Caitlin Bickle

    This book was about a teen named Dawn that was diagnosed with cancer. At first she was in denial and shock but as the book went along she learned to accept her cancer and face it. She meets a friend named Sandy while she's in the hospital and they both go into remission. They both go to a cancer camp over summer and shortly afterwards, sandy relapses and This book wasn't the best book I read but it also wasn't the worst! I was engaged the whole time and even though I read the 2nd book before thi [...]

  • Kaylee Hamm

    This book was about a teen named Dawn that was diagnosed with cancer. At first she was in denial and shock but as the book went along she learned to accept her cancer and face it. She meets a friend named Sandy while she's in the hospital and they both go into remission. They both go to a cancer camp over summer and shortly afterwards, sandy relapses and passes away. I really enjoyed this book! It had me constantly engaged and I am excited to read the next book of the series. I would most defini [...]

  • Ellen

    this is one of the first books i read when i was like 14 or 15. i havent found it since. i love this site officially now. this book stole my heart when i read it. my heart went out to this girl. i remember she was so brave. i deffiantly would read this book over again. i need to read it again to do an official review. but u know it is awesome if it took the heart of a 14/15 year old who just started reading.

  • Jacey

    Summary: Thirteen year old Dawn Rochelle is diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a type of cancer that is more commonly found in kids. Dawn is sent to a hospital where she will be treated for her disease. Dawn soon discovers she has a roommate named Sandy, they become friends almost immediately. Both Dawn and Sandy are given series of different drugs until the doctors find what works for them and they are in remission. Both will their remission last for long?

  • Stacy Simpson

    I first read this when I was around 11 years old.Liked it thenFound it at a garage sale awhile ago finished it last night and still liked it!The only thing I hated was the ending I would have loved to see her return to camp and give the ashes of Sandy to the fire renewal ceremony.Or at least more define the romance between one of the two guysOtherwise a very good book to help children understand the emotions and kinda the background of leukemia.

  • Jessie

    I read this in third grade and absolutely loved it. I only have vague memories of the actual story now, but the memory of how the book made me feel is still quite strong. That being the case, I don't know that I could go back and reread it as an adult, having read considerably more than I had at the time, for fear that that memory would be tarnished. Maybe it would still hold up, maybe not, but I prefer to keep the remembrance of it intact.

  • Maria

    I had this book and read it as a pre-teen when it first came out. I probably read this book a dozen times. It stayed with me. I just looked it up again and see that it is actually part of a series. I can't believe it. I want to read them now and hope they mean the same to me more than 25 years later!