Reach for Tomorrow

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Bantam Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 171 pages
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A Jenny House Reunion

Katie O'Roark is thrilled to learn that Jenny House is being rebuilt. After the fire last year, Katie thought she could never return to the camp, where she spent the summers with teens like her who faced medical odds stacked against them. But thanks to Richard Holloway's efforts, Katie and her longtime friends Lacey and Chelsea will work as counselors once again. They'll be joined by Megan, Morgan, and Eric, who are newcomers to Jenny House but who have experienced the generosity of the One Last Wish Foundation.

It's not until Katie arrives at camp that she discovers that Josh Martel, her former boyfriend, is also a counselor. Being near Josh again brings back a flood of old emotions for Katie. And when Josh confronts unexpected adversity, Katie knows she has to work out her feelings for him. Through the heart transplant she underwent years ago, Katie miraculously received a gift of new life. Now she must discover how to make the most of that precious gift and choose her future.

 

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Gr 8-10-Romance and life-threatening illnesses abound when several characters from previous series entries are reunited at Jenny House, a camp for seriously ill young people and their families. Former ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
19
Section 4
27
Section 5
35
Section 6
52
Section 7
60
Section 8
68
Section 15
150
Section 16
158
Section 17
174
Section 18
178
Section 19
180
Section 20
182
Section 21
186
Section 22
188

Section 9
77
Section 10
85
Section 11
93
Section 12
123
Section 13
132
Section 14
141
Section 23
190
Section 24
192
Section 25
194
Section 26
199
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About the author (1999)

Lurlene McDaniel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1944. She received a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Before she started writing young adult books, she wrote a magazine column and promos and commercials at a television station. After her children were born, she turned to freelance advertising. When her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 3, she attended a convention for diabetes and met up with the organizer who connected her with a publishing company specializing in children's books. Her first book was Kickaroo: The Soccer Playing Kangaroo. She soon realized that writing picture books was not what she wanted to do, so she wrote Will Never Dance Again, about a girl who is diagnosed with diabetes. Thus began her career writing stories about teenagers who overcome life altering illnesses and the lessons learned. Her other books include Somewhere Between Life and Death, Too Young to Die, Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever, Six Months to Live, and The Year of Chasing Dreams. She received a RITA Award for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and three IRA-CBC Children's Choice Awards.