Tuesday, October 4, 2011

By the Time You Read This I'll Be Dead By Julie Anne Peters Review

About the book: Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she’s determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for “completers”— www.through-the-light.com.
While she’s on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she’s not on the Web, Daelyn’s at her private school, where she’s known as the freak who doesn’t talk.
Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she’s waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won’t give up. And it’s too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life…isn’t it?
National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters shines a light on how bullying can push young people to the very edge.

My Review:
This book is a little different from what I usually read, but it was still a very good book. Usually I don't read things with such dark subject matter. I felt an emotional attachment to the character from the very beginning. Teen suicide and bullying are both very serious issues that need more attention than what we give them. Daelyn is kind of a loner, and emotionally detaches herself from everyone around her, which i can definitely identify with. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the ending. It was an exciting page turner, and good for a quick read since it's so short. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I rented this book from the library and was not compensated in any way for writing this review.

Here are some websites if you want to learn more about the author:
Official website: http://www.julieannepeters.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julieannepeters?ref=profile
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/julieannepeters


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