Bevor ich sterbe: Roman

by Astrid Arz, Jenny Downham

C. Bertelsmann Verlag | October 9, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook) | German

Bevor ich sterbe: Roman is rated 4.2593 out of 5 by 27.
Intensiv, aufrichtig, bewegend: Eine Geschichte über den Tod, das Leben und die Liebe, die einen nicht mehr loslässt.

Die Ärzte machen der 16-jährigen Tessa wenig Hoffnung. Der lange Kampf gegen die Leukämie scheint verloren. Doch bevor sie stirbt, will sie leben. Auf einer Liste notiert sie zehn Dinge, die sie tun will. Nummer eins ist Sex. Gleich heute Abend. Aber es ist nicht immer so einfach zu bekommen, was man will. Und Tessa macht es weder sich noch ihrer Familie leicht. Als plötzlich Adam in ihr Leben tritt, wird vieles anders. Wie geht man miteinander um, wenn der Tod immer dabei ist? Und darf man Liebe einfordern, wenn man stirbt? Tessa tut es.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 9, 2009

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

Language: German

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ISBN - 10: 3641030927

ISBN - 13: 9783641030926

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bittersweet This book was absolutely breathtaking! If you have the chance to get your hands on it, I highly suggest reading it. It is so inspirational and shows you the rawness of what it is like to live knowing that you could possibly die.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tear Breaching This book was Absolutely great and totally sad at the same time. I don't really reconmend this book for people who find books about death depressing and really really sad. It was great the way the author described what she was seeing and feeling throughout her journey. Even though it was sad I think that the author wanted her book to send a message that means live life to the fullest and never stop living. When I read the last couple of chapters I really did start getting tears in my eyes. It was really really really sad. 4 stars all the way. :)
Date published: 2012-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional This was a very touching book, I found a new outlook on life that you should never stop living and savor every second that you receive.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a good book! Quite the page-turner, I didn't want to stop reading it, It's not very long, but you learn a lot through out the book, you learn just how valuable life really is, and it was a sweet book :) very touching, but interesting, I would of liked to hear a little about the other characters at the end, but that's about it!
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! I would rate it 3 1/2 stars!! Very heartfelt story, very touching. I just went through a death and see the person i love go in front of me it was a hard moment to live so I could relate extremely well with her family. Downham wrote a very touching novel that will make you think what if this happend to me? It can happen to anyone young or old, and this story proves it. A lot of kids struggle with diseases and don't make it through and with this story you see it through the person's eyes, they want to keep living, they have stuff they want to do before they go. I really enjoyed this story, it is a good read!
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TEARFUL i could not put this book down. without having the experience of having someone i love die in front of me, Downham somehow found a way to make me feel and react the same as if i did have someone dying.
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Truly Heartfelt Sixteen-year-old Tessa has been diagnosed with cancer and its terminal-she IS going to die. Tessa decides to make a list of all the things that she wants to experience and do before her final day comes and first on her list is: sex!! As the story proceeds, Tessa continues to work off her list one by one interspersed with visits to doctor’s offices, hospital stays for transfusions and other medical procedures. Keeping true to her list is her main priority. Her younger brother Cal can be a pain in the butt but deep down he loves his sister, and Zoey, Tessa’s zany friend is a weird one for sure. Unfortunately, her parents are divorced but Tessa lives with her Dad who attends all her appointments with her and holds her hand during yet another lumbar puncture, a very painful procedure. Her mother is somewhat distant and Tessa doesn’t ever remember her mother telling her that she loves her. In the mix she finds a love truer than she ever thought possible but at the same time realizes that it’s not always easy getting what you want and that what you want isn’t always what you need. By the end of the book I was literally bawling my eyes out. Her death was written beautifully but I was so emotionally involved in the story that I felt I was standing by the side of all the family members as she took her last breath. The book was uplifting and not written at all in a sad, cold, detached way that many novels about death are written, but it was rather life-affirming and happy if that’s possible to believe. As with any death, it is painful, but that of a child or teenager is even more so. Great read!!
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really packs a punch Sixteen year old, Tessa, is dying. She’s been sick with leukemia since she was 12, but there’s nothing more they can do for her. When Jenny Downham’s moving novel Before I Die opens, Tessa has decided to make a list of all the things she wants to do before she leaves the earth. Right off the top, she wants to have sex. Tessa is a believable character, sullen and bitchy one minute and hopeful and loving the next. She lives with her dad and younger brother, Cal. Her mother left the family to follow another man to Scotland. The relationship didn’t work out and she’s in the neighbourhood, but Tessa’s care is really left to her father, who has given up work to stay homelook after Tessa. Before I Die is a book about living the best way you can with the time you have. There’s a lesson in there for all of us. When Tessa meets Adam, the boy next door, her world starts to expand. When her best friend, Zoey, finds herself pregnant, Tessa has something to look forward to. Ultimately, though, this is a novel about dying and the last twenty pages or so are among the most moving I have ever read.
Date published: 2011-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Read this book before you die This is a book about a girl named Tessa, who is terminally ill with Cancer. Knowing she is going to die, she creates a list of 10 things that she will do before she dies. This story really makes you appreciate life and the small things that come with it. It is a potential tear jerker and has an ending that will leave you thinking about it for a while. Definately worth the read but I picked this one up at the library rather than buying it which i'm glad I did. An inspirational read, nonetheless.
Date published: 2010-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A pretty ok book. Upon reading the back of the book it sounded really really good. But it took me a little while to get into it. I think it may be due to the British slang, some of it I got without thinking at all, other parts took me a few minutes to ponder cause I am one of those who like to know everything and understandit. But all together this is a pretty good book. It was really good to read it from Tessa's point of view as to reading about her. If you have ever read Lurlene McDaniel books, this book is quite similar.
Date published: 2010-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read, very sad!! This book was a little hard to get started on, but once you get into it you wont be able to put it down. The ending is eneviatble, but this book just keeps you hoping. Was one of the saddest books ive ever read :'(
Date published: 2009-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words Cannot Describe How Good this Book Is I have never read anything like this book. At first I was waiting for something to happen, but about a third of the way through you see the true amazing quality of this book. It is true how they say it will stick with you. The last couple of pages really moved me. Read this book, right now.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I loved this book, it was very sad, very moving and very inspirational. Jenny has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, there is nothing anybody can do, she is going to die and before she dies she has a list of experiences she wants.......the book follows her through her list, the unexpected outcomes and the inevitable death. Its an absolute tear jerker but a definite must read.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely sad Tessa is a very sick, sixteen year old who decides to make a list of things she wants to do before she dies. Unfortunatly she knows she will die sooner rather than later. She enlists her best friend Zoey to help her do the things on her list, to make sure she actualy does them. Tessa eventually meets Adam, who happens to live next door. And although Zoey doesn't think he's hot, Tessa is drawn to him, and over time, they fall in love. He helps her do the things on her list, and when the time comes, he is there with her in her final moments. The end of this book is probably one of the saddest I have ever read. I couldn't help but cry. It is a remarkable novel, the author does an amazing job at creating a realistic character. It almost feels like you are there with Tessa as she goes through everything. A must read!
Date published: 2009-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing book i loved this book.It was interesting to read a book about a young girl who was going to die...It make me think of what would be the things I would want to do if i was dieing at the age of 16-17...
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much more than I expected At first I thought this book was just another superficial teenage story but it was so much deeper than that. It helps you understand that frustration and fear that most of us might be fortunate enough to never go through. It was definately a good read and brought me to tears.
Date published: 2009-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was so well written! It was funny and sad and happy. It makes you think about what you would do if you only had a few months to live. And how you would live you final moments. Tessa finds love in the book, and it just makes it more sad cause she is dying, Great read for everyone! It was one of my staff picks! :)
Date published: 2008-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sad but only at the end At first, when I begin reading the book I was expecting something very sad to the begining at the end. In fact the 3/4 of the book was the story of a girl who do a lot of stupid thing, it was neither sad or interesting. But by the end I was crying, ya in the end it was very sad. Even if it just the end that deserve to be read,its a good book.
Date published: 2008-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome ! My friend read this book and she said it was great and i wanted to give it a try. i started reading it and i just couldnt put the book down, i was so addicted to it. the writing was really good ! near the end of the book it was just so sad that i cryed. i would love to read this book again when i ever have the chance (: im so looking foward into reading other books from this author, if she has anymore. its a great book and what she has been going through is horrible, but either than that it was a awsome book ! (:
Date published: 2008-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good this book was AMAZING! i couldnt put it down. and i loved the way as the book progressed, the authors writing style changed. It gave a real insite to how ppl going through cancer feel. all i can suggest is to read it. i loved it
Date published: 2008-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i absolutely loved this book. i have read it more than once and i have cried my eyes out both times. I loved how Tessa expressed herself; i must admit that there was a little bit too much description of sex but it was nothing to be disturbed about. this book is about Tessa and her view and a lot of her view was on completing the main parts of life and to a teenager sex is pretty major especially when it is with someone you love such as Adam. This book was amazing and i cant wait to see more books from this author.
Date published: 2008-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adults can appreciate... Adults can appreciate this book, though it is aimed at a teen audience. This teenage girl's story of dying is beautifully written, insightful, and thought provoking.
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from tear jerker this book sort of reminded me of a walk to remember...i had cancer mysself so for me to read it some of the details were untrue...overall tho it was well writting..near the end i could not put it down...definitly a tear jerker
Date published: 2008-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something to Read Before you Die Tessa isn't like normal 16 year old girls, she doesn't have the time to be like them. She's dying and she knows it. So of all the things people do in their lifetimes Tessa is determined to live in the next few months, so she constructs a list. As the weeks pass and things get crossed off her list Tessa realizes their might not be enough time for everything. Soon her list starts changing and re-arranging and sometimes the things you want most change. This story is truly touching and heartwarming, inspiring and thoughtful. It let's you into Tessa's world and you realize just how precious your life really is. Tessa's story is touching and heartwarming and will bring you to tears, it's a book you must read before YOU die.
Date published: 2008-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking and Real Tessa is dying of leukemia. She is 16 years old and has a list of things that she plans to do before she dies. The premise isn't necessarily new, but the way in which author Jenny Downham represents her is. Things are present, vivid and real. Tessa isn't a "good girl". She isn't about to "make amends". What she is trying to do, is experience life. She notices the fine details in things and there is a recognition of the preciousness of each moment. Her relationships with her parents, friends and lover are complex and tragic. I would recommend this for a teenager who is well read and used to reading about a difficult subject matter and for any adult who wants a good cry.
Date published: 2007-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrated At sixteen, most teens can look forward to hanging out with friends, getting their license, and venturing slowly into the unknown waters of adulthood. But sixteen-year-old Tessa is different. She has cancer. And she has a mere few months left to live. Her last few months are anguished, painful, stressful, and very daring, as she struggles with her pre-mature confrontation with death. Writen with integrity and hope, this tragic tale moves readers to tears by the end. However, I was not as impressed as I had anticipated, and I believe that this book is overrated by the publishers. The plot was sad, but only in the last few chapters, and the characters were not very real-life-like. That being said, the story did end on a high note, (reading-wise) and left me with the feeling of sorrow, hope, and appreciation for humanity, kindness, and in fact for life itself. Although the book was good, there was room for improvement, which is why I can only give this tremendous story 3 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2007-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrated At sixteen, most teens can look forward to hanging out with friends, getting their license, and venturing slowly into the unknown waters of adulthood. But sixteen-year-old Tessa is different. She has cancer. And she has a mere few months left to live. Her last few months are anguished, painful, stressful, and very daring, as she struggles with her pre-mature confrontation with death. Writen with integrity and hope, this tragic tale moves readers to tears by the end. However, I was not as impressed as I had anticipated, and I believe that this book is overrated by the publishers. The plot was sad, but only in the last few chapters, and the characters were not very real-life-like. That being said, the story did end on a high note, (reading-wise) and left me with the feeling of sorrow, hope, and appreciation for humanity, kindness, and in fact for life itself. Although the book was good, there was room for improvement, which is why I can only give this tremendous story 3 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2007-07-31

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Bevor ich sterbe: Roman

by Astrid Arz, Jenny Downham

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 9, 2009

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

Language: German

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3641030927

ISBN - 13: 9783641030926

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Intensiv, aufrichtig, bewegend: Eine Geschichte über den Tod, das Leben und die Liebe, die einen nicht mehr loslässt.

Die Ärzte machen der 16-jährigen Tessa wenig Hoffnung. Der lange Kampf gegen die Leukämie scheint verloren. Doch bevor sie stirbt, will sie leben. Auf einer Liste notiert sie zehn Dinge, die sie tun will. Nummer eins ist Sex. Gleich heute Abend. Aber es ist nicht immer so einfach zu bekommen, was man will. Und Tessa macht es weder sich noch ihrer Familie leicht. Als plötzlich Adam in ihr Leben tritt, wird vieles anders. Wie geht man miteinander um, wenn der Tod immer dabei ist? Und darf man Liebe einfordern, wenn man stirbt? Tessa tut es.