Before I die

Jenny Downham.

Tessa has just 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, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before Tessa's time finally runs out.


Tracy MillerPosted October 6, 2009

Diagnosed with leukemia when she was 12 years old, Tessa is now 16 and has only months to live.  Knowing time is of the essence, she makes a list of several things she wants to do before she dies.  The reader follows along as Tessa breaks t...

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