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Before I Die by Jenny Downham
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Aug 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: makes-me-cry, young-adult, died-too-young

So, going into this book I knew it was going to be sad because of the title but what I did not expect was the delicate tone of the MC's voice. She is angry and bitter about the hand life has dealt her but she never loses that vulnerability that children have and I love that about her. Even when she is acting like a monster your heart breaks for her in a very genuine way. The author did a wonderful job with the writing in this book and it felt very real for me. We really are just moments in life that randomly meet and interact. One minute we're here and the next we could be gone.

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Reading Progress

August 24, 2011 – Shelved
April 12, 2012 – Started Reading
April 14, 2012 –
page 100
April 17, 2012 –
page 250
April 19, 2012 – Shelved as: makes-me-cry
April 19, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 19, 2012 – Shelved as: died-too-young
April 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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