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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, and 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, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

A Book Sense Children’s Pick

A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice

A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author

An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.

Synopsis:

This intensely moving debut novel--a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of the Year--tells the story of a dying girl who tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.

Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She WentJust One Day, and Just One Year.

 

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!

 

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Synopsis:

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and 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, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

A Book Sense Children’s Pick

A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice

A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author

An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

About the Author

This is Jenny Downhams debut novel. She lives in England.

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littlebird, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by littlebird)
Tessa lives in England and has cancer. She makes a list of things to-do. She wants to have lived a full life before her time runs out, so she begins to try drugs, sex, and other illegal activities, even though it sometimes hurts the people that are most important to her. The author does a fantastic job of making the book realistic. While reading it, I often felt like I was living the story. It really changes your perspective on life, and it is surprisingly uplifting. I understand that this book may not be for everyone, but I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385751834
Author:
Downham, Jenny
Publisher:
David Fickling Books
Author:
Forman, Gayle
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
death;cancer;fiction;ya;young adult;love;leukemia;sex;dying;friendship;england;family;romance;teen fiction;relationships;terminal illness;realistic fiction;teen;illness;drugs;teen pregnancy;kuolema;lists;teenagers;tearjerker;british;tod;sad;pregnancy;firs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 336 pages David Fickling Books - English 9780385751834 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This intensely moving debut novel--a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of the Year--tells the story of a dying girl who tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up.
"Synopsis" by ,
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She WentJust One Day, and Just One Year.

 

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!

 

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

"Synopsis" by , Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and 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, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

A Book Sense Children’s Pick

A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice

A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author

An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

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