Saturday, August 6, 2011

Before I Die - Jenny Downham

Before I DieBefore I Die by Jenny Downham

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before I Die was a heart-wrenching novel that kept my attention really well (which is a huge feat!). I can't even begin to explain how emotionally attached I got to each of the characters and how hard it was to actually finish the book and to just know that it would be over! There were times when I was angry and ecstatic and depressed and nervous all at that same time. A very great read.

I also really enjoyed the way the chapters were broken up. The very personal style of narration was also fantastic. I felt completely pulled into this girl's world. It was very easy to empathize with her. Her emotions and thoughts towards what was happening in her life was very raw and real. Huge credit to the author for being able to tap into that.

I highly recommend this novel for anyone. One of my new favorites.

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Elizabeth Mueller said...

I have to say that even the title is very catchy. Thanks for sharing and adding to my TBR! :)

Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

Rebecca said...

Great review. I read this one a few years ago and wasn't really fond of it then. Maybe I should try reading it again now that my taste in books has changed.

Tia said...

This book looks really good. I sometimes don't like sad type books though! New follower!

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Emily Rachelle said...

This looks like a great book.. except for the sad part. I have to agree with Tia on that one. But I might pick it up somewhere anyway! :)

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Connor Keating said...

Do you know of any good sites to find the e-book version of this book? Some of my friends recommended and I was just about to check it out. Any other suggestions? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Is this like Before I Fall?


AmandaRose said...

I really find myself not liking books like this, but I think I might give this one a try!


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Samual @ Books For All Seasons said...

I'm writing a review on Before I Die. I love this book. The characters are amazing! The ending is sad. Great review! Thank you for sharing!

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