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BEFORE I DIE

by | Read by Charlotte Parry

Young Adult Young Adult • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Scott's surrender to cancer unfolds through Charlotte Parry's unrelenting performance. Tessa's list of 10 things to accomplish before she dies is chronicled through first-person narration and strong secondary characters. Parry pulls no punches as she portrays Tessa's involvement with sex, drugs, hospital treatments, and a best friend's pregnancy. Well-timed dialogue and imagery add to the quality of the recording. While most characters are fully realized, Tessa's brother's accent slips in and out of Cockney, and her mother's voice isn't always distinct. Nevertheless, Parry builds the book's momentum with professional skill. Listeners should stock up on tissues for this heartrending story. C.A. 2008 YALSA Selected Audiobook © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6288-4 $34.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7393-6289-1 $10.50

 

Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2007

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6290-7 $50.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7393-6291-4 $59.50

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