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
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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
By the Time You Read This ... could have been a good book. It was fast-moving and compulsively readable. Then I got to the end and literally said out loud, "What the hell?" Without giving too much away, I'll say this: Cliffhangers can be effective literary devices when done well. Menta ...more
If you enjoyed "Willow", by Julia Hoban, this is d ...more
[bought at the book fair (mibf2015)]
Okay. Maybe I am rating this one so low but I guess It just didn't hit me that hard.
I've read loads of stuff like this, tackling bullying and suicidal tendencies of youngsters, and there are a few which really stood out... unfortunately, this one didn't.
I just found it cliched, for one, because the narration of Daelyn's story and experiences sounded as if she's looking at the ...more
Daelyn internette "Işığın-İçinden" adlı bir site bulur. Bu siteye kaydolan kişilere belirli süreler verilir böylece süreleri dolduğunda intihar edebilecekler. Bir nevi ölümünüze geri sayım. Daelyn'nin süresi 23 gün. Şimdi aşırı dram yüklü kitapları çok beğenerek okuyor ...more
Keefektifan: Beberapa cara pernah dipilih, seperti mengiris nadi, menelan cairan amonia dan pemutih namun Daelyn tetap selamat. Sambil menunggu waktu dan membaca pengalaman orang-orang melakukan bunuh diri, dia akan memikirkannya nanti, cara lainnya yang akan dipakai untuk mengakhiri hidupnya dengan cepat.
Waktu: 23 hari.
Ketersediaan: Tergantung apakah ada faktor penghambat, seperti orangtuanya yang selalu mengawasi dirinya dan tidak pernah membiarkan dirin ...more
I thought that this will be an YA romance with a happy ending bud god, I was wrong! If I would know that this is a guide to an effective suicide, I wouldn't borrow it.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT!
First off, if you don't want to find out about multiple ways to kill yourself, do not read this book.
This book touches up on some very important issues, and it leaves nothing out. Nothing. Every disturbing thought is recorded and its chilling. The kind of chills people get while watching a scary horror movie with the wind blowing really loudly in the background. I don't think I'm ever going to be able to forget this book.
While the book was good, it really ...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
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 have so many things to talk about, and about none of them are bad, so you might as well call my review a "praise" instead.
What I really liked about this boo ...more
Konuşabilsem ona, "Birkaç dakikada olan bir şey, seni sonsuza kadar değiştirebilir," derdim.
Sonu daha tatmin edici olabilirdi.
“Aku hanya tahu, aku bangun tiap pagi dan berharap aku mati.” –By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead, hlm. 78
Daelyn tidak gemuk, tapi ia selalu berpikir sebaliknya. Menjadi gumpalan lemak menjijikkan. Menjadi bahan tertawaan teman-teman di sekolah. Memang untuk hal-hal itulah dirinya diciptakan.
Orangtuanya bisa saja pindah dari sebuah kondominium, membeli rumah di sebuah lingkungan baru enam bulan lalu untuk sebuah awal baru. Tapi, bagi Daelyn. Semuanya tetap sama. Ia tidak perlu teman, sama s ...more
While reading the book, I felt like I bought myself a manual in committing suici ...more
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