Book Reviews of Dying Young

Dying Young
Dying Young
Author: Marti Leimbach
ISBN-13: 9780804107433
ISBN-10: 0804107432
Publication Date: 6/17/1991
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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very enjoyable
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Eager to escape her aimless existence and the tyranny of her mother's home, Hilary begins by answering an ad for a caretaker and ends by becoming the lover of the man who hired her. But this is no ordinary relationship, for brilliant young Victor--scion of a patrician Boston family that might have snubbed Hilary had they ever met her--has decided after years of fighting leukemia to die on his own terms. As the novel opens, Hilary is contemplating an affair with Gordon, attracted by his very normalcy. How she manages this affair while remaining fiercely loving and loyal to Victor is the gist of this touching, well-wrought story. The 25-year-old Leimbach offers some remarkably astute perceptions on death's power to confound our expectations and love's power to confound death as she moves toward an ending that is both satisfying and unexpected.
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Very good book
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good story about love and life
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Story of Hilary and Victor.Victor has Leukemia.Hilary is hired to help him...Very good book.Tear jerker...
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This was a wonderful book! I have kept a copy of this so that I can read it again and again. This is about a woman that is hired to take care of a young man that is diagnosed with lukemia. They fall in love with each other and try to ignore that he is sick. At times it eats her up inside, because he will not seek treatment. He's tired of the doctors and of being sick so there are many days where she goes out because he sleeps all day.

She ends up meeting another young man and has an affair with him for a short while. The man with the disease can be very vulgar, rude, and tends to have a bit of a dry sense of humor. The book makes you want to scream at times and others it makes you want to start crying so be ready for a roller coaster ride.
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Saw the MOVIE in "2009" based on this book & it was GREAT! It is still on Netflix if anyone would rather see the movie than read the story. A real "tearjerker".
Julia Roberts plays Hilary!!!
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Saw the MOVIE in "2009" based on this book & it was GREAT! It is still on Netflix if anyone would rather see the movie than read the story. A real "tearjerker".
Julia Roberts plays Hilary!!!
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Saw the MOVIE in "2009" based on this book & it was GREAT! It is still on Netflix if anyone would rather see the movie than read the story. A real "tearjerker".
Julia Roberts plays Hilary!!!
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Saw the MOVIE in "2009" based on this book & it was GREAT! It is still on Netflix if anyone would rather see the movie than read the story. A real "tearjerker".
Julia Roberts plays Hilary!!!
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Saw the MOVIE in "2009" based on this book & it was GREAT! It is still on Netflix if anyone would rather see the movie than read the story. A real "tearjerker".
Julia Roberts plays Hilary!!!