For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.
Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. ItÕs her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints
of ÒnormalÓ life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. TessaÕs feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before TessaÕs time runs out.
A Publishers Weekly Best ChildrenÕs Book of the Year
A Booklist EditorsÕ Choice
A Book Sense ChildrenÕs Pick
A Kirkus Reviews EditorsÕ Choice
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.