Tessa is a 16 year old girl dying from Cancer. Doctors have told her she only has a few months left to live. Determined to make the most of her short life, Tess embarks on a journey of personal discovery, completing a list of 10 things she wants to do before she dies. Despite its sad theme, this novel is enlightening and surprisingly funny. I really warmed to the characters and enjoyed following Tessa’s adventures with her friends. I’d recommend Before I Die to anyone looking for something light and life-affirming to read.
If you enjoyed this, try Dear Zoe by Philip Beard.