Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book Review: By the Time You Read This I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

Genre: Young Adult Lit
Pages: 200
Acquired: April 2011
Book of Your Shelf? No
Why I have it: Book Battle
Series: No

Daelyn feels like a broken person. Her latest failure has left her in a confining neck brace and unable to speak. She's under constant watch by her parents and school, but she is determined that next time she won't fail. Next time she will succeed in killing herself.

Santana is a young man that notices Daelyn as she waits for her ride home after school one day. He decides she needs a friend, and as much as she resists, he continues to try and get her to open up.

The story follows Daelyn as she plans her next attempt. We get to see inside her mind to whatmotivates her and what may hold her back. This may sound grim and depressing, but at the same time it is also very mind opening. We see how things we don't even think about can deeply affect the lives of others. The story was very real and the ending is very unexpected. I can't say how without giving too much away.


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