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Before I Die - Jenny Downham
Before I Die
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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 To Do Before I Die list. And number one is sex. Released from the constraints of 'normal' life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make... show 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 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, 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385613460 (0385613466)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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3.5 Before I Die/Jenny Downham
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 constraintsof “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel ...
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5.0 Finally, after 3 years of dragging my feet, I review this
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4.0 Before I Die
Sixteen-year-old Tessa has decided to stop her treatments for leukemia so that she feels well enough to enjoy her last few months of life. She makes a list of things that she wants to do before she dies, including having sex, doing drugs, committing a crime, becoming famous, and falling in love.The ...
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche rated it
5.0 Tessa ha 16 anni, il tempo non è proprio dalla sua parte e ha ancora un sacco di cose da fare.
Tessa Scott. Un bel nome, tre sillabe. Un fratellino, una migliore amica, la voglia di vivere, di crescere. Solo che Tessa non crescerà mai, perché il suo corpo, dopo ormai quattro anni, si sta arrendendo a quel veleno chiamato cancro che la sta portando alla morte. Ma Tessa così non ci sta, e se de...
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