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Before I Die

By: Downham, Jenny

1407042270 / 9781407042275
Ebook
823.92
04/09/2008
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GB
195 pages
Quiz No: 215525, Points 10.00, Book Level 3.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

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 herTo Do Before I Dielist. 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.

BIC:

5AN Interest age: from c 12 years, YF Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories, YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage), YX Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)

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