Book Reviews of Eric

Eric
Eric
Author: Doris Lund
ISBN-13: 9780440945864
ISBN-10: 0440945860
Publication Date: 1/15/1979
Pages: 267
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
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Eric was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it. For Eric was the picture of everything a youth should be --a champion athlete, a splendid human being, vibrant with energy, and loved by all who knew him, family, teachers, and friends.

The doctors could promise little. They would do as much as was medically possible. Eric had to do as much as was humanly possible. But if the odds were not good, they were good enough for eric. Given the choice between life and death, Eric chose to live.

This is Eric's story, as told by the person who lived it with him all the way --his mother.
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" Come take me if yo ucan. I'm alive Damnit!"
Eric was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it. For Eric was the picture of everything a youth should be a champion athlete a splendid human being vibrant with energy and loved by all who knew him family teachers and friends.
The doctors could promise little They would do as much as was medically possible. Eric had to do as much as was humanly possible. But if the odds were not good they were good enough for Eric. Given the choice between life and death, Eric chose to live.
This is Eric's story as told by the person who lived it with him all the way........ his mother
Deeply moving and beautifully written...a triumph of life over death?
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I read this book back in junior high school and I loved it. It is a deeply touching story about one boy's struggle to overcome the disease that wants his life. I especially enjoyed the drawings that were part of "The Great Race." It shows that he wasn't concerned with dying because he was more concerned with life and living each day like it was his last. I didn't cry when I finished it, but I felt like I wanted to cry. I felt as though I had been with Doris Lund and her family throughout the whole ordeal. I felt as though I had watched my best friend die. I think it was because the author described the ordeal well enough for me to understand it. It may not be as good as DEATH BE NOT PROUD to some people (someone on Amazon gave it a 1-star review), but it's good enough for me.
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A story of a courageous young man battling leukemia
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This is a book I read many years ago in high school, and then I found it very heart-warming and touching. I have re-read it this time, and have found it to be even better than the first time! I felt for Doris' struggles to care for Eric and follow his wishes, and I also felt for Eric's struggles with cancer...a fantastic story that I think took a lot of courage for Doris to write.
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This is the bestselling story of Eric, a boy with leukemia who refused to give up livingas told by the person who was with him through it all, his mother.
Eric was seventeen when he heard the doctor's verdict about the disease that wanted his life. At first he and his family could not believe it. Eric was the picture of everything a youth should bea champion athlete, a splendid human being, vibrant with energy and loved by all who knew him.

The doctors could promise little. They would do as much as was medically possible. Eric had to do as much as was humanly possible. But if the odds were not good, they were good enough for Eric. Given the choice between life and death, Eric chose to live.