Before I Die

by Jenny Downham

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For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.

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 runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
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Booklist Editors' Choice
A Book Sense Children's Pick
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Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice
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Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 25, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780375849374
  • Release date: September 25, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780375849374
  • File size: 1120 KB
  • Release date: September 25, 2008

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  • ISBN: 9780375849374
  • File size: 859 KB
  • Release date: September 25, 2008


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Levels

ATOS: 3.8
Lexile Score: 580
Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty: 2-3

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.

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 runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year
A
Booklist Editors' Choice
A Book Sense Children's Pick
A
Kirkus Reviews Editors' Choice
A
Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text