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Death Be Not Proud
Death Be Not Proud
Author: John Gunther
Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, int...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780590223560
ISBN-10: 0590223569
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 231
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Unknown Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Interesting how a young person can be so insightful at such a young age. OK read.
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This was a book that made you stop and appreciate life. I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. Unfortunately I think time has changed the meaning and emotion of this story a great deal. It is a courageous story about the end of a boy's life, long before his time, as seen through the eyes of his father. This family lived in a different time, a time of boarding school and hidden feelings. While the pain of losing his only son was evident, at times I felt the entire family was so distant from one another as well as their fellings, that it was difficult to relate. The book itself was written beautifully.