Too Young to Die Author:Lurlene Mcdaniel At sixteen, Melissa Austin has always worked hard to make things go her way. As the school year begins, her grades are up and she's even landed a coveted spot on the high school Brain Bowl team. She and her best friend, Jory Delaney, are determined to have the best junior year ever. — But suddenly Melissa receives devastating news abou... more »t her health. At first she refuses to accept the doctor's diagnosis, but as her illness gets worse she cannot deny the truth. The caring and closeness Melissa feels toward her family and especially toward Jory help her find the inner strength and courage to face the mysteries of living and dying.« less
16-year-old Melissa has always worked hard. She's landed a spot on the Brain Bowl team, and is a National Merit Finalist. She and her best friend, Jory, are determined to have the best year of their lives. Then Melissa discovers she has cancer.