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Before I Die by Jenny Downham
  

Before I Die

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While this book is an amazing we have to warn you it really is aimed at the 14+ readers. If you knew you were going to die what would you want to do? Imagine this from a teenage perspective when you have done so little. Imagine the effects of this on your friends and family. Even with the very bleak storyline this book is incredibly life-affirming.

If you like Jenny Downham you might also like to read books by Alice Sebold, Meg Rosoff and Laura Harrington.

Synopsis

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Tessa has just a few months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, she 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.

About the Author

Jenny Downham

Jenny Downham was an actress for many years before concentrating on her writing full-time. She lives in London with her two sons. Her book Before I Die was critically acclaimed and was short listed for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.

Get to know Jenny more by watching her 30 second interview.

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Publication date

5th July 2007

Author

Jenny Downham

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Format

Hardback

Categories

Family Drama
NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9780385613460

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