A Rose for Melinda (2019)

A Rose for Melinda Lurlene McDaniel A Rose for Melinda Told in letters journal entries e mails doctors reports and instant messages the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia From Melinda SkyeTo ReadersSubject JesseHi I ca
  • Title: A Rose for Melinda
  • Author: Lurlene McDaniel
  • ISBN: 9780553570908
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
A Rose for Melinda Lurlene McDaniel Told in letters, journal entries, e mails, doctors reports, and instant messages, the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia From Melinda SkyeTo ReadersSubject JesseHi I can t believe it What a surprise from Jesse When he got my e mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance s summer program, he called to congraTold in letters, journal entries, e mails, doctors reports, and instant messages, the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia.From Melinda SkyeTo ReadersSubject JesseHi I can t believe it What a surprise from Jesse When he got my e mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance s summer program, he called to congratulate me I loved hearing his voice We ve been friends forever could it turn into something MelindaFrom Jesse RoseTo Readers Subject MelindaI couldn t believe the news Melinda is so young How could she be sick How did she get leukemia She s got to get better She s got to Jesse
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  1. Bailey

    Cancer isn t the worst thing that can happen to a person And neither is dying young Taking life for granted, living badly these things seem far worse to me In many ways ways that count I m the luckiest girl in the world MelindaMelinda Skye was a bright, intelligent, and driven little girl To her, Jesse Rose was her best friend, a boy deeply attached to all things Melinda From first grade and on, these two were joined at the hip Leaning on and confiding in each other like only best friends do, it [...]

  2. Raegan

    This book is good Really, really, really good The way it s told in diary entries, notes, e mails, even doctors reports and audio transcripts, is really creative and refreshing The characters were even pretty realistic, something that s often not true in books of this genre.However.This book is sad, than that heart wrenching, and is the reason I will not be reading books like this in the future I thoroughly enjoyed it, but when Melinda died, I almost lost it In this book, we didn t only see the [...]

  3. Chelsea

    A rose for Melinda is a book that shows you that you can t always get what you want This girl gets leukemia but still doesn t give up her dream of becoming a prima ballerina I would say that this book is a book of hope and love It keeps you wanting to read but mainly it will inspire you to go for what you want It s great when there s nothing wrong with you and you can still pursue your dream This girl had the opposite of that but she still didn t give up I never wanted to put this book down I w [...]

  4. Katrina Hammock

    First off, i could not put this book down i read it in just 2 hours time I was given this book to read from my dear friend Danika She told me it was one of her favorite books and after reading it I can see why It was a beautiful story of love and fighting your way through an awful disease It left me with uncontrollable tears after reading this and the story will definitely remain in my heart Thanks Danika for bringing this book into my life.

  5. Aspen

    This book is so Inspiring I cried so much But in a way they were happy tears I love how Melinda and Jesse love eachother so much and how they were there for the other through it all That s real love Who cares if they were so young, it was real This will now and always be one of my all time favorite books.

  6. Allison

    The book A Rose For Melinda is about a girl who has been in ballet since she was six years old and has had a friend who was a boy and he went to her first performance and gave her a rose This book was very sad because Melinda finds out she has cancer and can no longer do ballet which is the most important thing in her life besides her best friend Jesse The most captivating part of the book was when Melinda was rushed to the hospital without her parents there because she was accepted into a summe [...]

  7. Scott

    McDaniel, L 2002 A rose for Melinda New York, NY Laurel Leaf.Melinda has one wish to be a famous dancer Jesse has one wish to be with Melinda Both their dreams are derailed when 13 year old Melinda discovers she has leukemia Told in letters, emails, and diary entries, this epistolary novel is sure to appeal to future and present Nicholas Sparks fans While McDaniel never manages to make her different character voices unique enough, the lovesick Jesse comes across as genuine and heartfelt Jesse gr [...]

  8. Abbie Plake

    Melinda Skye is girl we see grow from an ambitious first grader into a disease ridden teenager still clinging to the hopes of being the prima ballerina she has always dreamed of Or even just a regular teenager Jesse Rose is her best friend He is caring throughout his life, especially towards Melinda He is her bodyguard and protector from first grade bullies to scary illnesses.When the leukemia strikes Melinda s life it tests her strength and her friendship and love for Jesse Jesse struggles to b [...]

  9. Connie N.

    I m unsure how to rate this one because it was quite powerful and a tear jerker, but I m uncomfortable with how intense it was for the young adult genre I ll call it 3.5 stars and round it up for GR The rating roundup is because of the format I very much liked that it was told in a collection of emails, diary entries, texts, and letters The mishmash of formats made it seem as though it was little bits of the story, from various participants, all jumbled into one coherent whole, just like real li [...]

  10. Vivian

    I found the format of this book interesting, however it was distracting I couldnt concentrate very well and didn t find it very story like But i did like the format i found this story very sweet since the two main characters melinda and jesse knew each other since they were young Especially the first story where jesse defended some dude for pushing melinda i was beginning to think that this story was going to be different from the other two that i ve read in True Love but i was wrong Melinda got [...]

  11. Latiece Smith

    This book was very good and cute to me.I liked it because it had meaning to it, when i say it had meaning to it i m saying that even though melinda got truely sick with cancer she didnt give up on life She worked through cancer with the support of her best friend jesse,mom and dad lenny and elana She was so determined to get rid of her cancer that she did.Even when she got the bad news later on in life that her cancer has returned she fought it out all the way to the end She didn t let her fear [...]

  12. (B) Archer at KIPP

    A rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDaniel is a book that shows you that you can t always get what you want This girl gets leukemia but still doesn t give up her dream of becoming a prima ballerina I would say that this book is a book of hope and love It keeps you wanting to read but mainly it will inspire you to go for what you want It s great when there s nothing wrong with you and you can still pursue your dream This girl had the opposite of that but she still didn t give up I would recommend th [...]

  13. Elizabeth

    I would recommend the book A Rose for Melinda because it teaches how a ballet dancer gets diagnosed with leukemia It talks about a girl named Melinda and a boy named Jesse Jesse and Melinda have been friends since they were in the first grade and then one day Jesse has to move because he was having family problems Jesse moves to California away from Melinda Even though they are separated they still keep in touch, they write letters and send emails to each other Melinda has loved ballet since she [...]

  14. Mitzy Rodriguez

    A tragic story, about a young girl whose only dream is to become a professional dancer is battling leukemia The book could possibly be described as a romantic tale, two young children that are best friends have then just a friendly connection one that could lead to a in depth relationship How the book is set up is different than a normal book, letters being written among many character, emails being sent, doctor reports and all other communication methods Mixed emotions throughout the book The [...]

  15. ❀angela

    You would think that I wouldn t cry when reading this for the third timebut nope I think I was bawling even than the first two cry fests combined And today the tears started even before she got cancer I m such a crybaby.I wouldn t even say it s an amazingly written book the writing is simple But it affects me so much, and I can clearly visualize the characters I loved Melinda She s my kind of heroine This book is special to me because I think this was my first romance book I read it in the fift [...]

  16. Kalcey Nazworth

    Alright so this book, its a good story The characters a little unreliable in my opinion however they are well written and very set in values All in all very beautiful and well likeable I feel like this is a different book for everyone, tears will be shed for different reasons for everyone Personally I cried in the beginning and the love a mother can have for her daughter However there is to this story than that Its a tragic love story, a very good read and tear jurker The reason I had only give [...]

  17. Sam

    I really love Lurlene McDaniel s books To be honest, I didn t really like this one when it started The format was different from her other books, and the story was told through notes, emails, journal entries, and online chats The plotline was slightly cheesy originally, but McDaniel still ended with a flourish Even though all of her books are sad, I always forget how close she makes you feel to the character when you are reading it So yes, I still cried To be honest though, I think that her One [...]

  18. Allie

    Lurlene McDaniel has always been one of my favorite authors However, I was quiet reluctant to read this book because it was a different format, all through communication methods However, I was happily surprised, after reading this entire book in one day, and it ended up being one of my favorites by McDaniel Long distance friendships have always been a part of my life, so reading about the one between the two main characters was enlightening I also liked seeing this story from multiple perspectiv [...]

  19. Margie

    I do not usually read books written in text, diary, email form It is not my favorite read, so I was hesitant to read this one It did not flow like a regular book to me I had to stop and figure out who was talking and who they were talking to.The story was good, but very predictable The characters were real and had their flaws I did care about the characters, but I wasn t totally intrenched in the story.Jesse and Melinda s love story was very sweet I really enjoyed that part of the book.opesopini [...]

  20. Cristi

    This is my favorite book of hers I love books that have to main character fall in love with their best friend I also live how this book is written in journal entries and emails I was almost crying at the end I kind of related to this book because I did ballet for 5 years I have read this book i think five times I would read this book again I want Lurlene McDaniel to write a sequel, but from Jesse s point of view or after her death I recommend this book for people who like romance and love storie [...]

  21. Stephanie

    A tear jerker, but ultimately, it makes you smile A young up and coming ballerina gets leukemia The book written through written forms of communication It s not really verbal but you can see what s going through a persons head The story of Melinda teaches you not to give up on your dream even if life keeps getting you down.The ending is quite a shocker because you have so much hope for her, for her recovery, and for her future relationship with a boy named Jesse that you almost go into denial at [...]

  22. Jaguar

    I liked this book It was told through notes, emails, letters, diary entries, and other writing formats It s about a girl named Melinda who gets leukemia I thought it was better at the beginning and somewhat middle of the book, and then it was okay ish from there I liked how Jesse and Melinda were best friends and loved to hang out, and it wasn t in the romantic way Near the end, they started to love each other, but they also had known each other for 10 years Overall it was a good book I was sad [...]

  23. Kanesha Collier

    A rose for melinda was different but AMAZING It kept you wanting to read , and know Just when you think everything is about to get better, it turns for the worse That is when you want be able to put the book down The romance between Melinda and Jesse is precious What is better then a childhood love Im trying not to spoil the book, but if you are into romantic, but sad life meaning boks, this is PERFECT It has a real meaning, a real life lesson that is taught You all should really read it.

  24. Ashley Marie

    This was the first book that I read by Lurlene Mcdaniel back when I was in middle school It was and still remains to be one of my favorite books in the entire world This is still shocking to me because I love fantasy and rarely read anything else The fact the Lurlene Mcdaniel could right a non fantasy book that stole my heart is impressive This book makes me cry every time that I read it The way that it is written in letters and e mails makes it seem childlike and innocent which makes Melinda s [...]

  25. Hannah

    This book has been my favorite Lurlene McDaniel book that I have read so far It keeps you wanting to read and the deeper you get into the book The way Melinda responds to her illness is both encouraging and inspiring Her love for dance is amazing It reminds me of the way I feel about softball Also, Melinda and Jesses love for eachother is what really makes this book bittersweet Lurlene really incorporates romance and realistic tragedys perfectly.

  26. Brandi Davidson

    I LOVE LURLENE MCDANIEL I could read all her books and not get bored I loved how she wrote this one in letters, diary entries, e mails, etc It was perfect ALL of her books make me cry Her books teach me not to take life for granted and to live every day to the fullest Thank you, Lurlene McDaniel, for writing these books You will forever be my favorite author Yes, im writing this through my tears

  27. Melangel

    Despite some of the reviews I read, this is actually a good book Though I don t like the way it was written, it felt jumpy, I loved the plot line I hated the ending though, even though I saw it coming I ll be honest, I needed a tissue for the ending and after reading the parts with her mom s journal.

  28. Ashley

    A Rose for Melinda is a stunningly beautiful book I loved this book, but it is definitely heart wrenching It is an exquisite, yet tragic, book Lurlene McDaniel creates a perfect set of characters, and spins a plot in such a way that tugs at your heart strings, while it has you marveling at its faultlessness It is an extremely impressive book

  29. Claire

    I thought this book was precious I loved that Melinda and her friend communicated through messages throughout their whole friendship You could see them mature and fall in love, which was my favorite part of the book It was awful to read that she had passed before her friend got to see her, but still great.

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