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Before I Die (Paperback)

Author:  Jenny Downham
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385751834
ISBN-13: 9780385751834
Sku: 210542564
Publish Date: 5/26/2009
Pages:  326
Age Range:  18 to UP
Tessa, a terminally ill teenaged girl, makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies. Readers Guide available. Reprint. *Author: Downham, Jenny *Publication Date: 2009/05/26 *Number of Pages: 326 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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Tessa, a terminally ill teenaged girl, makes and carries out a list of things to do before she dies. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.This intensely moving story is now available in paperback.

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints
of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.

Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year
Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Book Sense Children’s Pick
Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice
Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
Powerfully moving, this intense, beautifully written young adult novel follows a teenager as she moves through a list of fiercely important plans before dying of leukemia. Frustrated by her body, 15-year-old Jess is determined to fall in love, have sex, and commit a crime. Stark discussions of death, love, and just about everything follow as Jess works her way to acceptance of her future. Both a 2007 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book and a Kirkus Reviews Best Young-Adult Book.


"Lucid language makes a painful journey bearable, beautiful and transcendent." 9/1/2007

"All the way through, Downham gives Tessa the power to tell her own truth, to represent her imperfect, all-too-human self, as well as the imperfect, all-too-human selves of those around her, without regard to the opinions and values of others. The result is as honest and indelible a portrait of a young adult at risk-- no, beyond risk--as one is likely to find in recent literature. " - John Burnham Schwartz 10/14/2007

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0326
Product attributePublisher:   David Fickling Books
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