This touching novel is about a girl who wants to live and enjoy all the things that her contemporaries have. A very sincere story. Also I like a movie Now is good, that was based on this novel/
This book is truly engaging, a story of the friendship and love between two people during a struggling turning point in one of their hearts. Tessa fights with life every day, knowing that she could die at any point and strives to fulfil her life to the potential before her time runs out. With the help of her next door neighbour she manges to overcome her fears of death and to make every moment valuable. Every page of this book gives you an insight into the fragile life of a teen with cancer and it truly makes me happy to be alive.......Continua
After spending almost an hour in WHSmiths, I finally chose to get this book. It was a spur of the moment buy... I had never heard of the author, and I was running late so had to choose a book quickly.
It's probably one of the best books I've ever read - it made me cry, and the only other book that has EVER made me cry was P.S I Love You. It also made me think about how much we take life for granted. To read about a girl dying, yet falling in love and having so much to live for, really made me think about my own life, and how much I would hate to be in that position. It's terrificly moving.
Do artists never read the books they illustrate? The two versions of book covers I have seen show a beautiful girl with long blond hair instead of a sickly girl with her dark hair just starting to grow in again after the chemo.
Ah well. It is a beautiful book. Sixteen-year-old Tessa is, in turns, disbelieving, angry, happy, irrational, hopeful, and very much in love with the life she is about to lose. She has made a list of ten things she wants to do before she dies. The list sometimes changes, and eventually it grows longer and longer.
It's not a depressing book -- sad, yes, but not depressing. This is a book meant for teens. It's a coming-of-age story for someone with little time left to grow up. There is quite a bit of sex in it (since that's first on the list). The book is actually very life-affirming and uplifting. Tessa lives what little life she has left to the fullest, and those around her facilitate her sometimes difficult requests.
As an added bonus (if you're listening to the book on CD as I did), the reader, Charlotte Parry, was good, with a delightful British accent....Continua
Not the world's easiest read, but a great one. Tessa has a list of things she'd like to do before she dies, and she doesn't plan to let anyone/thing get in her way.