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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Before I Die by Jenny Downham. The story of Tessa, a young teenage girl who has only months to live Tessa has just months to live.
Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles jenhy list. And number one is Sex. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Before I Dieplease sign up. I need more books similar to this. JuliaOrlando What does that matter? See all 10 questions re Before I Die…. Lists with This Book. This book about broke my heart.
It’s not as if I didn’t know how it would end – the title says it all, but I didn’t expect to be touched by the story to such a degree. The premise of Before I Die is quite simple – Tessa is 16 and dying of leukemia. She knows that she has only a few months to live and struggles to come to terms with her fate.
Trying to make the best of the time she has left, Tessa comes up with a list of things she would like to experience before she dies. Some items on the list a This book about downhsm my heart. Some jsnny on the list are silly – to try drugs, to commit a crime, to become famous – but one desire overwhelmes Tessa.
She wants to experience lovebut knowing that there is no way it is possible in her circumstances, she settles for having sex. This is how the story starts.
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The first sexual experience doesn’t make Tessa feel any morurme, in fact, she is crushed more than ever. But things change when she gets to know her new neighbor – an year old boy Adam, who has a heartbreaking story of his own Just like another similarly themed morirms book of mine If I StayBefore I Die never crosses over into the area of melodrama, and this is very important to me, because I despise being emotionally manipulated by books.
The characters are real, their pain is real, Tessa’s journey from depression to anger to resignation to temporary happiness jeenny poignant and her everyday desire to live and not let go of her waning life is heartbreaking. I loved many things about this book – the narration, tragic but with a touch of humor; the love story, which is definitely one of the best I’ve ever read.
But mostly I loved that this book reminded me of importance of the most morkrme things in my life – the ability to spend time with my family, to enjoy a simple walk, and to plan for future.
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
A beautiful debut by Jenny Downham. View all 8 comments. Dec 21, Ari rated it liked it Shelves: This review can be found at ReadingAfterMidnight. I didn’t like it that much, but I didn’t hate it either. For the most part of the story I didn’t really care about Tessa, about her illness and her strange wishes as I never got attached to her.
I understand the desire to have a boyfriend, to be kissed and have sex, probably at her age this would be an liibro part of her life, but the other ‘wishes’ were kind of stupid and not the o This review can be found at ReadingAfterMidnight. I understand the desire to have a boyfriend, to be kissed and dee sex, probably at her age this would be an important part of her life, but the other ‘wishes’ were kind of stupid and not librl ones that someone would like to think about before dying.
I just expected something else from her and I was disappointed by all this. More than this I hated her dumb friend who reminded her every 5 minutes that she’s gonna die and who was NEVER there for her and when she tried to help Tessa with her stupid wishes I just wanted to punch her for being such an idiot and not being a good friend at allI hated her little brother telling her that he can’t wait for her to be gone sometimes he seemed to be 5 years old even if we’ve been told he moorirme olderI hated her mother who seemed not to care about her at all.
Ok, so there were lots of things I didn’t like in this book. The only character that I liked was Adam. I don’t know why he fell in love with Tessa because she didn’t even deserved it mlrirme didn’t deserve him and because this happened so suddenly, but he was really nice and caring. There were some scenes with him being there for her and giving her all his love that made me like him more. I felt sad for him, really, because Tessa was going to die and that was the end for her, but he will remember her all his life, he will lose a part of him forever.
There were times that Tessa wanted him close, and there were vownham when she told him to get away and never come back, but he was always there for her, never disappointing her. All those dreams mixed with reality and thoughts, the notes for the ones she was letting behind, the people that cared for her being finally there for her, that was the only part that touched my heart, that was the only part that made ddownham care, because death d hard even if only written in the books, death makes you cry, death makes you think about all the thing that you want to do while still alive.
SO, what’s on your list? You never jenby how much time you have. View all 12 comments. I feel mroirme a jerk for not giving this story more dowmham.
I mean, it’s a book about a sixteen year old girl trying to live life to the fullest before dying of cancer. I ajtes thinking only a heartless baby-eating monster would give this book less then four stars. Well, I suppose I am that monster, minus the whole baby-eating thing. It’s not like the premise failed to pull at my heartstrings–as I read this book I genuinely felt for the girl. And it’s not like the author went out of her way to manip I feel like a jerk for not giving this story more stars.
And it’s not like the author went out of her way to manipulate her audience. This book never crosses the line into full on manipulation, though re are times I feel it comes close, but not enough to bother me. My problem lies with the protagonist, Tessa. Yeah, you read that right. I don’t like the main character, a teenage girl dying of cancer.
Before you start throwing things let me explain.
Like I said before, I felt for Tessa, because her situation is incredibly tragic, but, I’m sorry, she sucks. I know she’s dying but that doesn’t give her an excuse to manipulate everyone around her into doing what she wants them to do.
Dying young isn’t some “get out of jail free card” you can wave around when your dowwnham have negative consequences that you’d rather not face. Tessa has a list of ten things she wants to do before she dies. Well, the majority of the things on the list are reckless or morurme or illegal or just plain stupid.
Sometime a combination of all four. And you know what? That’s not so bad, doesn’t necessarily bother me. Tessa wants to sow some wild oats before dying.
What bothers me is the fact that she believes the rules shouldn’t apply to her because she is dying–she can do whatever she wants, damn the consequences. What’s worse, Tessa morrime a lot from her friends and family. At times she asks them to do things that, jeny under the tragic circumstances, are too much to ask.
When they seem reluctant to comply she tells them that whatever it is she’s asking happens to be on her list. Most of the time these things were not on her list until, conveniently, they were. It’s her manipulation that really gets to me.
I hate that she resorts to manipulation to get whatever she wants. 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 ve.
Don’t get me wrong, I knew her her freak out had more to do with the fact that she’s dying so young, before she’s old enough to really do anything, be anyone, then anything else. But still, she took it a little too far, I think. In the end I got the idea that she had a full grasp at what was truly important in life.
But for me, Tessa’s understanding came too late in the game. 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”. Yes, this really did go through my dde, more then a few times, near the end of this book–if this morjrme a total work of fiction, I’d be going to hell for that, I’m sure.
I know I’m a monster for not giving this book more stars, unfortunately I’m unable to give this book more then the two stars I’ve given it. 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. View all 14 comments. Sep 27, Lacey Louwagie rated it liked it Recommends it for: I started this book wondering, “Why am I reading this?
In the beginning, I felt like this book would be a repetition of “Skinny,” a massive disappointment in which the author was enamored with the idea of a sick, frail, floundering heroine. The heroine in this book started out looking more or less the same: With the help of her friend Zoey, this begins Tessa’s list of things to experience libri she dies. And as cheesy as it’s going to sound, this really did end up being a book about life in all its beauty and complexity.
Tessa’s world didn’t stop because she was dying and I feel that Ms.