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By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead (Paperback) (Julie Anne Peters)

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After a lifetime of being bullied, Daelyn is broken beyond repair. She has tried to kill herself before, and is determined to get it right this time. Though her parents think they can protect her, she finds a Web site for "completers" that seems made just for her. She blogs on its forums, purging her harrowing history. At her private Catholic school, the only person who interacts with her is a boy named Santana. No matter how poorly she treats him, he just won't leave her alone. And it's too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life . . . isn't it?In this harrowing, compelling novel, Julie Anne Peters shines a light on what might make a teenager want to kill herself, as well as how she might start to bring herself back from the edge. A discussion guide and resource list prepared by "bullycide" expert C. J. Bott are included in the back matter.

 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?

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters shines a light on how bullying can push young people to the very edge.  
 
FANTASTIC REVIEWS:
 
"This book and its open-ended conclusion will challenge teens to think about the impact of bullying..."
--Publishers Weekly

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Suicide
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Disney Pr
Age Range: Teen
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2011
TCIN: 13444960
UPC: 9781423130215
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-6407
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