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

Pub Date: January 2009

Summary: In 23 days, Daelyn plans to be gone.

A suicidal teen is never easy for anyone.

But for Daelyn, being one makes every day a struggle.

After several botched suicides, she plans to make the next one count.

Everyone has tried to help her, tried to get her to stop.

She always has the same reasons.

She’s already made up her mind. She has been suffering her whole life. People were too slow to notice.

Her life sucks. The world sucks. People suck.

Then Santana enters her life.

Daelyn starts to develop feelings for him but she doesn’t plan on letting them interfere with her plan.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review: Mysterious and touching. Those two words are one of the best ways to sum up By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead. Daelyn is a very unique character and within the first page you start to feel sorry for her. You don’t want her to kill herself, you just want to see her happy. Seeing inside her head is a different story, it’s dark and scary at times. Even though it helps you understand why she wants to end her life, it doesn’t really make it more acceptable. I could relate to this book in a lot of ways, I saw myself in Daelyn like I’m sure a lot of people did. This book is not just for teen audiences, even though that’s where it will get its strength. I took this book with me on a church trip and within an hour, one of my adult leaders had already gotten half way through this book. It’s hard to put down By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead; you actually don’t want to put it down at all. Daelyn’s story and struggle is just intoxicating.

-Lexi (:

FTC: I received this novel from it's publishing company with the understanding that I would provide an honest review. I am not getting paid in any way for writing and posting this review.


Hope. said...

Glad to hear this book is as amazing as it sounds! Ahh.. I need to read it. NOW. (:


I agree with your review! This book was really touching :)

Julie Anne said...


I absolutely love your review. I wonder if I could post it on my Web site with a link to your blog.


anotherpageisused said...

Julie, I would love it if you posted my review on your web site with a link!

-Lexi (:

~The Book Pixie said...

Terrific review Lexi. This sounds like it is going to be such a good book and I'm really looking forward to it.


LalaLovely said...

dis sounds qoodd :]]
i wanna read it lol

stargirlreads said...

eeep I have a copy! Glad you loved it!!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

loved this too!! such a great, thoughtful book. it's fast but stays with you for sure.

my review is up now too if you want to see:


Melissa said...

Ooooh, I just bought this! Wonderful review...I can't wait to read it now :)

Lea said...

Wow! This is the third 5 star review I've read for this novel...I can't wait to read it! :)

Chutzpah said...

If this author can make a story about a suicidal girl into an enthralling read, she must be a real talent. I suppose that means I need to read this book!

Kd said...

Usually i dont like books like this, they always make me depressed. But it does sound good Ill have to read it when i have the chance :D

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Anonymous said...

i just finished reading the book 5 minutes ago!!! it's such a good book, but i wasn't sure if she went to his b-day or killed herself?

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Anonymous said...

i just finished this book and loved it! im going to go tell my friends about it. but theres one thing im still not that sure about.....did she go to his birthday diner or kill herself?????? someone please tell me!!!


Agrippina said...

It's funny how gripping this book was, given that it's so bleak. I found it hard to put down too :)

ali mezdeği said...

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