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Search - List of Books by Jenny Downham

Jenny Downham (born 1964) is a British novelist and an ex-actor. She has published one book, Before I Die, the fictional account of the last few months of a sixteen-year-old girl who has been dying of leukemia for 4 years. The book is told in the first person.

The book was acclaimed and was short listed for the 2007 Guardian Award and the 2008 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year, nominated for the 2008 Carnegie Medal and the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize, and won the 2008 Branford Boase Award.

The book follows the story of Tessa as it becomes apparent she will die. She has a list of things she wants to complete before her death, including sex, drugs and crime, for example. It also follows the ups and downs of Tessa's parents' relationship and her friend Zoey as she becomes pregnant and her boyfriend hates her for it. Furthermore Tessa falls in love with her neighbour Adam. As the book goes on, Tessa's thoughts are used to explore the nature of life. This novel is a very poignant tale that makes you wonder about how you are living your own life to the fullest. In 1998, she played Anna, the Ralph's Wife in Basil.
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Total Books: 47
Furious Thing
2020 - Furious Thing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781338540659
ISBN-10: 1338540653
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Right now
2018 - Right Now [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9785519524117
ISBN-10: 5519524114
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Unbecoming
2017 - Unbecoming (Other)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780606401470
ISBN-10: 0606401474
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Unbecoming
2017 - Unbecoming (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781338160727
ISBN-10: 1338160729
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Voglio vivere prima di morire
2016 - Voglio VIvere Prima Di Morire [Before I Die - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788845263644
ISBN-10: 8845263649
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Unbecoming Die Ungehrigkeit des Glcks englische Ausgabe
2016 - Unbecoming Die Ungehrigkeit Des Glcks Englische Ausgabe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781910989029
ISBN-10: 1910989029
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Before I Die
2015 - Before I Die (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781909531161
ISBN-10: 1909531162
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Antes de morirme
2015 - Antes De Morirme [Before I Die - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498386394
ISBN-10: 849838639X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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You Against Me
2012 - You Against Me (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385752664
ISBN-10: 0385752660
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Now is Good
2012 - Now Is Good (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849921381
ISBN-10: 1849921385
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Ich gegen dich
2012 - Ich Gegen Dich (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783570161388
ISBN-10: 3570161382
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You Against Me
2011 - You Against Me (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385751605
ISBN-10: 0385751605
Genres: Romance, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Je veux vivre
2011 - Je Veux VIvre [Before I Die - French Edition] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782266217149
ISBN-10: 2266217143
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bevor ich sterbe
2010 - Bevor Ich Sterbe [Before I Die - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783570306741
ISBN-10: 3570306747
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Before I Die
2009 - Before I Die (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385751834
ISBN-10: 0385751834
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 28

ABANS QUE EM MORI
2009 - Abans Que Em Mori (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788498674576
ISBN-10: 8498674573
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Voor ik doodga
2008 - Voor Ik Doodga [Before I Die - Dutch Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789045800240
ISBN-10: 9045800241
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Before I Die
2007 - Before I Die (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385751551
ISBN-10: 0385751559
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 32

Toi contre moi
Toi Contre Moi (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782259214575
ISBN-10: 2259214576
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