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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It happened so late, that I, heartless monster that I am, had already spent some time wondering when she was going to “just die already”.

SO, what’s on your list? I’m sorry I’m being too harsh, but this is just my opinion.

I take another step, so close that we share a breath. Losing a child is horrible.

They’ll carry me in their pockets to help dwnham sleep. Slutty, reckless Zoey could do with therapy to deal with morirke distant parents, some self-esteem building, or simply the chance to grow up. These are the things that make her feel alive and she embraces them in a way that most of us who think we have years left infront of us don’t. The sand in the timer is falling faster. But what is even the point? The title makes it clear that the book is about death.

She knows that she has only a few months to live and struggles to come to terms with her fate. And then there is Carl – her younger brother. In fact, I felt sorry more for the other characters who had to deal with her stupidity and insanity. Well, I suppose I am that monster, minus the whole downahm thing. Have you ever seen that Dane Cook standup bit where he talks about how we cry?


And if that was what the author was aiming for, well, she sure as hell succeeded.

I liked the latter much more. Libgo avrai molta voglia di dormire. I finished it very heavy hearted and sad. Tessa is a young teenager and she’s being ravaged by Leukemia, she has battled it for years of her young life and now things are not going so well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m not saying she should try doing extraordinary things like saving the world or anything, but doing drugs? This book doesn’t skip a beat and gets straight into things, Tessa is making a list of things she wants to do before she dies, on that list are things like have sex and take drugs.

Before I Die

What if one of my siblings died? I haven’t been loved like this way for long enough.

At one point Tessa throws a monumental fit I mean, off the charts huge because she doesn’t get what she wants when she wants it–to make love with her boyfriend. The book deals with a lot of mature subject matter – sex, drugs, teen pregancy – but in a realistic and delicate way. The thing is that I had a tough time believing in him at times.

Yes, this really did go through my mind, more then a few times, near the end of this book–if this weren’t a total work of fiction, I’d be going to hell for that, I’m sure.

Apr 10, Keertana rated it it was ok Shelves: Her mother, on the other hand, deserves all the meanness Tessa could dish out to her.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

I’ve read a lot of UK based books, but this one seems to hit closer to home. I send this message through my fingers and into his, up his arm and into his heart.


But now, when Tessa is sixteen, the doctors have told her that further treatment is futile and that there isn’t much more they can do. The objectives on the list are racy and meant to make her feel alive; things like sex, drugs, and fame.

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, Tessa’s 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. I wish he lived in the wardrobe on a coat hanger. Because she doesn’t tone things down for you. I’ll be re-formed as apple blossom.

Si avvicinano tutti a questo.

Aaaand, when I picked it back up, I was able to complete most of the book with a straight face. Because I’m unable to recommend Before I Die to anyone I’m going to go ahead and recommend Before I Fallwhich is another YA book which deals with death and is, in my humble opinion, infinitely better then this book.

I would never ever understand how or why Adam fell in love with her. There it’s much better depicted, what kind of difficulties, what kind of treatment and emotional suffering a terminally-ill person goes through.

And about the love story, it happened out of nowhere! But I think the thing is that in some shitty way they connect.