By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— www. through-the-light.com.
While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private sch...more
Caris: I finished it.
karen: did you cry?
Caris: I got angry. That last page was a load of bullshit.
karen: so damn much of it was bullshit. but hey - at least there were a lot of tips on how to kill yourself properly! take notes, teens!
Caris: Those tips were something else. They seemed the closest thing to propaganda in the book (other than that goddamned last page). How can so many ways to die be at the top of the pain scale? It's like she was telling you...more
this is the second part of a conversation about this book!! i got caris' sloppy seconds! to read the first part, please click here!
Caris: Maybe it was just your personality. Perhaps you're just not the type of dude who gets bullied. You know, badassery and whatnot.
I certainly cave on this point. The book was unbelievable. Both the website and Santana were only there to keep the girl from killing herself. Of course, all books do this. It seems that the bar is just set lower for teen ficti...more
As a mother of a child who was bullied and talked abou...more
daelyn is hard to grasp as a character i felt sorry for her but i was also mad. she was giving up and i wanted her to fight for her life and happiness. her relationship with her parents made me want to pull my hair out... but i had hope towards the end but then .... no resolution. i imagine im supposed to determine in my own mind what really happ...more
Daelyn has suffered major psychological damage from years of being bullied. The torment and embarrassment she received because of her weight started her downhill slide into despair. She has lost her desire to live and failed at several attempts to end her life. Her latest failure has left her unable to talk and on 24-hour suicide watch. Her parents barely trust her to go to school.
Daelyn is biding her time. She only has 23 days until her Date of De...more
If you enjoyed "Willow", by Julia Hoban, this is d...more
Bueno... ¿Qué carajos fue ese final? ¿En serio un final abierto? ¿Que le pesaba a Julie escribir unas líneas más para terminar todo estas dudas?
Esta historia transcurre con Daelyn, que conoce a un chico, Santana, que se siente en la banca junto a ella cuando Daelyn espera a que su madre o padre la vaya a buscar, ha intentado suicidar varias veces, lo que ella dice esto que son intentos fallidos.
Todo este libro transcurre en cómo es el pasado de Daelyn y el...more
I'll start off by saying this book made me think...and I love books that make me think. I used to be a depressed and suicidal teenager. It got to the point where I tried to kill myself everyday. The last time I tried...I succeeded. I overdosed on a bunch of sleeping pills and died multiple times during that day. After that day...I was changed. I like to try and see the beauty in everything before seeing their flaws because everything has flaws, but the beauty is what people s...more
It was not the best book I've ever read but it wasn't disturbing at all. I have expected to read some disturbing scenes such as cutting or any other things, but it turned out t...more
Julie Anne Peters delves into the mind of 15 year old Daelyn, a young girl who is at the end of her endurance. She is the vi...more
Daelyn Rice is a young teenage girl that has lost hope in life. Daelyn has attempted suicide countless times, and views her life as having no worth. Daelyn comes across called Through-The-Light, which allows her to have a countdown until her death date. On this site Daelyn reveals the torment she has endured physically, and emotionally from people in her life. While Daelyn has lost faith in humanity, she meets a boy named Santana who challenges her view of...more
Vemos a a la protagonista que es una chica que en toda su vida (literalmente) a sido víctima de todo tipo de burlas hasta una casi violación. Mientras busca una forma de lograr su final y que funcione encuentra la página el cual le ofrece guiarla a su cometido.
Mientras todo esto transcurre, Santana se va metiendo poco a poco en su vida dándole un toque humorístico...more
I put off writing this review for a week because I didn't know what to say. Quite simply, I don't think I have the vocabulary to describe how deeply this book touched me. This book was excruciatingly difficult to read because of how realistic it is and it's g...more
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I don’t know I decided to read this book. It just happened. But I’m glad it did. Yeah, I know this sounds like every cliché review, but it’s true. I’m a spontaneous girl at heart, so I almost never justify why I do things.
I usually never pick up books like these. By that, I mean I don’t like reading books about suicide, no matter how they’re rated. It took me a good two years to read Thirteen Reasons Why and even longe...more
The entire topic is complex, and I can't quite decide which camp I fall into. As a writer, I can't deny its literary merit. The story is deeply moving and troubling. That it continues to be the topic of debate concerning teens and bullying and...more
At this moment I am not quit...more
This is a powerful story. Daelyn is a character who has truly hit rock bottom, and the reader watches her very realistically shut down. Also realistically, life throws Daelyn a few curve balls at the "worst" possible time. One of these curve balls is Santana, who has some Manic Pixie Dream Boy elements, but I found the dynamic between them interesting. He has no boundaries of his own, and she has many...more
La chica de este libro Daeryn (creo) quiere morir en veintipicos de días, una cuenta atrás que le da una pagina web l...more
Daelyn has been bullied when she was little. She was toured because of her weight and had been taken advantage of. She hated herself for so long that she has became mute. She never spoke to anyone. She tried not to feel any emotions so it would be easy to d...more
The basic plot of this story goes like this...more
Daelyn Rice is tired. She’s tired of trying to off herself and failing. She’s tired of always being made fun of and called the fat girl. And finally she’s gonna go out with a bang and stay out. It even gets easier when she finds a website that helps you let out your emotions, and lets you choose the date in which you plan to die, along with ways to do it, and detailed descriptions on it.
And then she meets mystery boy, and he keeps showing up, wanting a friendsh...more
It is very strange.
I did feel bad for her but she is really being a bummer.
I guess I just wish she could see the good things in life. And I say this coming from a background of being a very depressed teen myself who didn't see the light until after college. But she definitely had some horrible experiences that I can see why she would be acting that way. I guess I just wish I could help her, or that someone had helped her before s...more
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Her books for young adults include Define "Normal" (2000), Keeping You a Secret (2003), Luna (2004), Far from Xanadu (2005), Between Mom and Jo (...more