Before I Die – Jenny Downham


Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, 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, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

If you want a tearjerker…this is the book for you! However, it will also make you smile, laugh, shake your fists in anger…Excellent! Highly Recommended for High School readers. – Jessica, Teen Librarian


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ris
    Apr 22, 2010 @ 17:25:31

    I’ve just started reading this book. But as I read your review it’s a good book 🙂

    Greetings, Ris


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