Telling Christina Goodbye

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
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Trisha Thompson and her best friend Christina are having a great senior year. Trisha and her boyfriend, Cody, are making plans to attend Indiana University together in the fall, while Christina has already received a scholarship to the University of Vermont. Everything would be perfect if only Trisha got along with Christina’s controlling boyfriend Tucker, who is trying to convince Christina not to go away for college. But suddenly their lives change one night when Tucker is driving the four home from an away basketball game. When his car hits a patch of black ice and overturns, Tucker walks away with barely a scratch, but Trisha is injured, Cody is in a coma, and Christina is dead. Those left behind must learn that it takes time for their scars—both visible and not—to heal. And they must find the courage to move on with their lives.

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Lurlene McDaniel was the first author I really got into. All of her stories are heartbreaking and happy at the same time. This story showed progress and how different people cope with different situations.

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i just read this book and its loveing and beautiful how trisha stays with cody even when he couldent remember her afte the coma and fuflis christinas dues to the nurseing home i dont like the way tucker treated christina but he felt horible for it at the end its a real page turner and the reck i was confused was cody or christina alive and when trisha sees the boddies in the ditch it broke my heart and i knew who they were i would have never thought the wreck was parctialy christinas fault if she did not grab the wheel what would have happend i wish i knew and abby stepping in to help trisha warmed my heart
i REALY didnt want to read the book but my teacher said try to read it and i was hooked i hoghly suggest you read this book it is the BEST BOOK I EVER READ <3 telling goodbye to christina

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Lurlene McDaniel has written more than 30 inspirational novels. Her books have received acclaim from teachers, parents, young adults, and reviewers.

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