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Before I Die (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 09/10/2008
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Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her Ten Things 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, her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa's time finally runs out. BEFORE I DIE is a brilliantly-crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552774628
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Dealing frankly with teenage life, Before I Die will be the year's most talked-about novel." * The Sunday Times *
"A novel that won't fail to touch those who read it...A book that will make you happy to be alive *****" * Heat *
"Fierce, bold and bright...Jenny Downham is capable of exquisite, almost fevered writing, but she's also a master of pace, slowly establishing a heroine so brimful of life that it is wrenching to endure the attritions of the final pages" * Observer *
"Downham has not only eschewed mawkishness, but has managed to convey real feeling. Her heroine - angry, funny and occasionally irrational - positively leaps off the page...This is a thoughtful, and sometimes painful, exploration of what it feels like to say goodbye to life before you have had a chance to live it." * The Times *

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“aged 13”

This book helped me get through my nana's death caused by cancer ....... I loved it .

Paperback edition
27th October 2011
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Zowie Duncan

“before i die”

One of the best books I have ever read I loved it and couldn't put it down read it in a day really recommend it u will love it

Paperback edition
19th June 2011
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“Amazing!”

Don't know how anyone can give this a negative review! I found the book to be so difficult to put down and so emotional in parts that I actually cried! I would like to read more of Jenny Downham's books.

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11th June 2011
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