Before I Die

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Random House

Review

Tessa is 16 and has only a few months to live. Freed from the 'normal' constraints of the living, she makes a list of ten things she wants to experience before she dies – sex, drugs, love and breaking the law are just the first few.

As she works through her list she learns what is important and how to live life to the full. Her relationships with family, best friend and new boyfriend come into sharp focus and are transformed, as they journey with her to her very last day.

Stunning in its beauty and honesty, this is an exceptional and utterly compelling read. Unsentimental, passionate and funny, Tessa is a real and unforgettable character in a surprisingly uplifting novel.

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