Non avrei dovuto acquistare questo libro. Non avrei dovuto vedere il film, . Το Before I Die είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο της Βρετανίδας συγγραφέας Jenny Downham. 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. Antes de Morirme by Jenny Downham at – ISBN X se desatan ante la certeza de lo inevitable? Esta primera novela. LIBRO.

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Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Since the novel’s summary spoils a major plot point, I will also talk about it: Well, I suppose I am that monster, minus the whole baby-eating thing. What if I died?

Before I Die is definitely one of the most poignant and riveting novels I’ve read in a long time. I started this book wondering, “Why am I reading this? As far as I know, love doesn’t work that way. I cannot believe this was the author’s debut book. So what was good about Before I Die? He has quit his job, stayed strong and supported his two children when the woman he loved left him and their children to ‘explore the world’. I had difficulty finishing the last pages as I was blinded by tears.

Antes de morirme – Jenny Downham – Google Libros

Before I Die is a tear-jerker. These topics are very much set on the table for the reader to explore. This was still jrnny light enough read given the heavy topic. There were many tender and touching scenes, and I was very sad as I turned the last page. ALL the characters in this book didn’t feel real. Tessa was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at the age of twelve. The story of Tessa, a young teenage girl who has only months to live The chapters feel like episodes with each one tells different incident revolves around Tessa’s stupid list.


Before I Die

Of her ability to take her condition on the chin and try to live life to the fullest, to never give up and want and want and want until his love for her consumes her. Dec 05, Nicola rated it it was ok Shelves: Downham did a good job of capturing the complexity of emotions here — Tessa’s boyfriend’s decision to move away for college so he wouldn’t be reminded of her, Downhma father constantly wavering between needing to discipline her and wanting to cherish his last months with her, her younger brother’s inability to really process what was happening.

Ee I will say this, I definitely cried.

There are quite a few heartbreaking quotes, but this one touched me the most: This was a very sweet story, well written and a sincere rendition involving a sixteen year old girls’ end of life. Aug 14, Eleni Ouzouni rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ironically, many of the things dying Tessa craves for herself — the chance to go to university and travel the world — Zoey is denied, rewarded instead with a council flat and vouchers to exchange for furnishings.

Tessa, at sixteen, is about to die. Tessa’s reactions to her cancer and her behavior seemed very realistic and Downham’s portrayal of her relationship with her family was extremely well written and believable.


The heroine in this book started out looking more or less the same: Zoey seemed forced to hang out with Tessa. Lists of things she wants to accomplish in the short time she has to live.

I’ve read a lot of UK based books, but this one seems to hit closer to home. Because honestly, how often in YA do you get put with a love interest who our protagonist admits is ugly? Despite the grimness of this story, I do believe that I’ll re-read it someday. I’ll drift down in the spring like doenham and cling to my family’s shoes.

Boy was I wrong!

And by golly, the ending, oh my goodness! Number eight is love. I truly tried to sympathize with her, but throughout the story, there was nothing that made me feel sorry for her. The list is things like sex, drugs, say yes to everything for a whole day, get famous, nonsense stuff. Of course, we all downhaam how the book is going to end.

I notice finger marks grimed on the light switch.