Before I Die by Jenny Downham audiobook

Before I Die

By Jenny Downham
Read by Charlotte Parry

Listening Library (Audio) 9780385751551
7.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. 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 runs out.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. 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 runs out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Review, Entertainment Weekly, September 21, 2007"Bound For Glory: This fall, five young authors deliver breakout books packed with razor-sharp writing."
Review, Entertainment Weekly, September 28, 2007"In luminous prose that rings completely true, Downham earns every tear she wrings from her readers. I trust there will be many of them—many readers, and of course, many tears. A-"
Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly, August 6, 2007"The eloquent dying teen can seem a staple of the YA novel, but this British debut completely breaks the mold. Downham holds nothing back in her wrenching and exceptionally vibrant story."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2007"Lucid language makes a painful journey bearable, beautiful and transcendent."
Review, NYTBR, October 14, 2007: "This may sound too depressing for words, but it is only one indication of the inspired originality of Before I Die, by Jenny Downham, that the reader can finish its last pages feeling thrillingly alive ... I don't care how old you are. This book will not leave you. John Burnham Schwartz
“The eloquent dying teen can seem a staple of the YA novel, but this British debut completely breaks the mold. Downham holds nothing back in her wrenching and exceptionally vibrant story.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lucid language makes a painful journey bearable, beautiful, and transcendent.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Jenny Downham

Author Bio: Jenny Downham

Jenny Downham is a critically acclaimed novelist. Her debut novel, Before I Die, was shortlisted for numerous awards in the United Kingcom, including the Guardian Award and the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year, nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and was the winner of the Branford Boase Award. Before I Die was made into a movie in 2012 called Now Is Good and starring Dakota Fanning in 2012.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English