By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
After a lifetime of being bullied, Daelyn is broken beyond repair. She has tried to kill herself before, and is determined to get it right this time. Though her parents think they can protect her, she finds a Web site for “completers” that seems made just for her. She blogs on its forums, purging... show more
After a lifetime of being bullied, Daelyn is broken beyond repair. She has tried to kill herself before, and is determined to get it right this time. Though her parents think they can protect her, she finds a Web site for “completers” that seems made just for her. She blogs on its forums, purging her harrowing history. At her private Catholic school, the only person who interacts with her is a boy named Santana. No matter how poorly she treats him, he just won’t leave her alone. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life . . . isn’t it?In this harrowing, compelling novel, Julie Anne Peters shines a light on what might make a teenager want to kill herself, as well as how she might start to bring herself back from the edge. A discussion guide and resource list prepared by “bullycide” expert C. J. Bott are included in the back matter.
Publish date: January 5th 2010
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
Good thought provoking book! Finished it in one sitting, like literally one sitting. A great social message against bullying. Felt really bad for both Daelyn and Santana but I think it finished too . I wanted to read some more!
Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— www. through-the-light.com. While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes b...
To be quite honest, I hated this book. What Daelyn goes through is shitty but I mean it's just like almost every other YA novel that deals with depression, bullying, and suicide. Young girl hates herself, wants to die, one day she meets a boy that changes everything, blah blah blah, the end. The e...
Sometimes after wasting my time with a truly horrible book, I enjoy reading 1 star reviews for it on goodreads. So I was going over the reviews for this book and all I saw were positive ratings. In this situation I feel like you guys are wrong and so I needed to put up a review to set the record str...
Part of me feels like I should give this book more stars simply for the topic at hand (bullying, suicide), like two stars means I am heartless and a terrible person. But I'm not....this book is just not very good. I went into this book fully expecting to like it, I came away disappointed.First of al...