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Everyone has to die. We all know it.
With only a few months of life left, sixteen-year-old Tessa knows it better than most.
She's made a list though - ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight.
But getting what you want isn't easy. And getting what youwant doesn't always give you what you need. And sometimes the most unexpected things become important.
Uplifting, life-affirming, joyous - this extraordinary novel celebrates what it is to be alive by confronting what it's really like to die. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Jenny Downham did a very good job writing this book.
I found this story an easy, fast moving read with frustrations & humanity along the way...I became immersed in her life & was very emotional at the end.
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.
The fault in our stars, pales.
If I stay, pales.
Thirteen reasons why, pales.
Just everything pales in comparison to this book.
Thank you based god.
Like Tim McGraw's song "Live like you were dying", this book is about affirming life while you let it go. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Len
It is hard for me to come up with the right words to describe this book. Heartbreaking. Beautifully written. Real. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ellen
I really enjoyed the writing in this novel. It is thought provoking with its dialog and I cannot believe it hasn't been more "culticized" by American teens - especially... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cork Carnes
This book is raw, emotional, relatable, and at times uplifting. I was worried it would have a bit of a Walk to Remember vibe, but it truly doesn't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brooke
It's a good read. It's honesty is parallel to "A Fault in Our Stars" but it lacks some of the comic relief.Published 2 months ago by Missy
Wow! What a powerful page-turner! Downham's story about a teen cancer patient is eye-opening, touching, funny, and totally realistic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by catcity
Only when death is on your doorstep would you be able to appreciate everything around you with such clarity, as Tessa did. Excellently written and described by Jenny Downham. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The most a-mazing bookworm