Thursday, January 6, 2011

By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

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?

This might sounds weird- but I love depressing books. This one went beyond depressing though. By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead was just plain creepy. This novel scared me. This novel made me paranoid. This novel made me want to throw it against my wall and hide under the covers.
Once you read this, you won’t be able to forget about it. The story will haunt you for days.
Julie Anne Peters writes beautifully and By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead showcased her abilities wonderfully. I think this book will help teens who are struggling. Despite how depressing it is, it’s equally uplifting in a way. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope you will/do too.

FTC- Library.


Alex Bennett said...

I LOVED Luna, and am going to start getting her other books soon!

Agrippina said...

I loved how descriptive your review was! I've felt like that about books myself :)