Monday, September 04, 2006

Swanson, Julie A. Going for the record

Swanson, Julie A. Going for the record. Eerdmans Books, 2004 [0-8028-5273-4]
Seventeen-year-old Julie has just made the under eighteen national soccer team. She is so pumped as she waits for her father to pick her up. When her father picks her up, he tells her he has cancer and only three months to live. This the heart-wrenching story of a family dealing with the death of the father in the home. It shows how your perspective on many things changes when someone you love is dying. The 217 page book is difficult to read (especially if you had someone die of cancer in your family.) I was in tears many times while reading it. A well written story.


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