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Before I Die – Jenny Downham

Posted by Laura on May 30, 2008

Before I Die is also nominated for the Teens Top Ten list this year. This is the story of Tessa, a seventeen year old girl who is dying of cancer. She has decided to go out on her own terms, to stop fighting her death and enjoy the time she has left. She has a list of things she wants to do before she dies. She accomplishes things on her list, for good or for ill. And the list keeps changing.

This book is both heart breaking and life affirming.  You are going to cry, so prep your reading space accordingly.

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4 Responses to “Before I Die – Jenny Downham”

  1. Joanna said

    I read the book Before I Die. Beautiful, pure beautiful.

  2. erin said

    made me cry A LOT…so good though

  3. Marissa said

    I loved the book. It was uplifting, sad, just a well rounded book.

  4. Laura said

    Before I Die won the Branford Boase Award. This is a yearly award that is issued in the United Kingdom to an outstanding debut novel written for young people.

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