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By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead - Julie Anne Peters, C.J. Bott By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead is the story of 15 year old Daelyn and her struggle with life. She is overweight and bullied for that very reason. This book I found was a fascinating account of how a suicidal person feels. The character was how you would expect blank, emotionless and confused. It was obvious she had doubts even though she did not realize it. Her character was perfect for the book and I think Julie Anne Peters either did
1) A great amount of research
2) She has a personal experience of depression and attempted suicide
This book was well written and a very good book for teenagers to read. The character of Santana was needed in this book and I have to admit I really loved him. He brought a bit of light humor into this book and he was an inspirational young man. I could not like Daelyn's parents for a number of reasons but she kind of seemed right when she said they did not really care. I mean they went to appointments and looked after her but there was no real love that I felt.
This book will stay with me for a long time I can feel it. I want to applaud Julie Anne Peters for this amazing book. :)