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Before I Die

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Jenny Downham

Review,NYTBR, October 14, 2007:  "This may sound too depressing for words, but it is only one indication of the inspired originality ofBefore I Die, by Jenny Downham, that the reader can finish its last pages feeling thrillingly alive … see full wiki

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Author: Jenny Downham
Publisher: David Fickling Books
2 reviews about Before I Die
review by . March 10, 2011
Tessa Scott is a mere sixteen years old, and in those sixteen years of life the one thing she anticipates most is her death. Death has been looming over her head for the past four years - it's heavy and inescapable. Desperate to live what little life she has left, Tessa enlists reckless best friend Zoey to help her carry out the list. It's a bucket list of sorts stating the ten things she wants to do before she dies.   From wanting to feel a boy's weight on top of her to becoming …
review by . July 28, 2009
Tessa is 16 years old and she is dying. She has made a list of things she wants to do before she dies. This is not your average list of course.... some of the things on her list include having sex (for the first time), doing drugs, saying "yes" for a whole day, even breaking the law. All of Tessa's feelings, her relationships with her family and best friend are painfully brought to closure the precious weeks before Tessa's time finally runs out.    This is not your conventional …
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