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Before I Die

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DOWNHAM, Jenny
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This is a powerful and very moving story of friendship, loyalty, the choices we make and facing up to death. Downham also succeeds in capturing the phases of fading that her courageous heroine goes through. Have a box of tissues to hand when you read it!

AWARDS:

  • WINNER Branford Boase Award 2008
  • NOMINEE Carnegie Medal 2008

DEATH | FAMILY | FRIENDSHIP

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