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The Time Capsule (Lurlene McDaniel (Mass…

The Time Capsule (Lurlene McDaniel (Mass Market))

by Lurlene McDaniel

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Cancer / leukemia, senior year issues
friendships ( )
  TeamDewey | Feb 22, 2014 |
This book is really well writen so far!! ( )
  dreamerenglish2 | Nov 3, 2009 |
this book is a wonderful book. it is by my favorite author. I believe that Lurlene McDaniel is the best author living. If you have not yet read one of her books you should stop what you are reading and start reading one by her. ( )
  raykay93 | Jan 16, 2009 |

This book really hit home for me. Not because of the leukemia thing, but because the main characters were twins. I am a twin and would be crushed if my twin died.

This book is heart-wrenching and full of spirit. It is well written and full of hope and family. I really enjoyed it and got a good cry from it.

It is because of this book that I made my own time capsule. It actually tells you in the back of the book how to make a time capsule yourself and it really helpful. ( )
  slightlyfan | Jan 17, 2007 |
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This book is by far my favorite by this author. The Time Capsule leads you through the charactors lives and the emotional stress that comes with Adams illness. It also shows how somthing so tragic can bring a broken family back togeather. The relationship between Alexis and Adam is strong, this comes from the fact that they arnt just brother and sister but twins with a very close relationship. The timecapsule ceremony plays a huge part in the story because it takes them back to when their lives were simple, easy and care free. That was before Adam got sick and their worlds turned up-side-down. The Time Capsule is remarkably written, the author Lurlene McDaniel wrote this book from the heart. Through the Chappel familys pain they realixe just how important family is. This book is one of a kind MUST READ.
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In first grade, twins Alexis and Adam wrote down what they wanted to be when they grew up and put it in their teacher’s time capsule. Now entering their senior year in high school, they are surprised to find out what they wrote: Alexis wanted to “help people” and Adam wanted to be a fireman. But that was before Adam got sick and their family fell apart. Adam’s leukemia is now in remission but, sadly, so is the twins’ family. Their mother and father are always working—not only don’t they have time for Alexis and Adam, they don’t have time for each other. Alexis can’t even convince them to take a weekend off for one last family vacation to Disney World.

No one is prepared when Adam gets sick again, but this time Alexis is not alone. Adam’s illness reunites the family. And Alexis discovers that the time capsule predictions weren’t so far off the mark.

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Reminded of what life was once like by the opening of a first-grade time capsule, seventeen-year-old Alexis now faces the pressures of senior year in high school, her parents' total focus on work, and the recurrence of her twin brother's leukemia.

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