I have never actually cried at a book (yet!) so instead I have picked the one that was closest to making me cry.
Jenny Downham’s ‘Before I Die’ tells the story of sixteen-year-old Tessa. Tessa is dying. With only a few months left to live, Tessa has created a list of the ten things she wants to do before she dies. However, on her journey to complete her list, she discovers that some of the things she wanted aren’t that important, and discovers what really is important along the way.
This book is really touching and written very sensitively. You cannot help but feel the tears threatening as you reach the end of the book. It is really interesting to see things put into perspective, and see what small things matter so much to a dying teenage girl. It’s definitely a heart-wrenching read but one that I would recommend to those who are brave enough to read it!