Sunday, February 7, 2010

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters

Daelyn Rice has tried to commit suicide and failed. Now she can't talk and has to wear a neck brace, which sets her even more out of the crowd. She just wants it all to be over with.

Then she finds a Members are given 23 days to completion (death). At first that seems too long, but Daelyn realizes she wants someone to know her story--wants them to know all the things that happened to her.

During those 23 days, Daelyn sees another girl at school being treated the way she once was, and she meets Santana--a guy who hangs around her school everyday. Both people play a part in Daelyn's final decision.

The book starts on day 23 and ticks down to the "Day of Completion". This is a painful and powerful book on bullying, bullycide, and suicide.

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