Before I Die - Jenny Downham
|Published: 17th August 2008 16:37|
Published by David Fickling Books
Hardback 5th July 2007, Paperback 10th April 2008
"Before I Die" is a brilliantly-crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.
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.
Note: Meet The Author has Video & Sound. If the video does not show immediately, use the controls to stop, rewind then restart...
Before I Die, Jenny Downham - Other Reviews
Before I Die, Jenny Downham - Our Review...