October 31, 2012

Review: By the time you read this I'll be dead by Julie Anne Peters

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.

 It is a shame that in today's society the occurrences in this book are true to life. However, the author does a wonderful job of putting a positive spin on this problem. Many more people experience this type of abuse than is ever acknowledged. It is a very real problem that I feel more people should be aware of and concerned with. No one, especially children, should have to go through the daily horrors written about in this book. The main character in this story finally sees her own self worth. She becomes strong enough to help herself and others. Sadly, in real life, that is not always the case. This book would serve well as an educational tool. To make more people aware of things going on right under their noses. It is a real eye and heart opener. A very emotional journey. One worth taking.

Reviewers Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~



  1. Oh wow! I love your review. It makes me want to read the book and gives me an insight to the characters world. Your review make me want to purchase a copy now and to read it. This is defo going on my tbr list. :) I love it!


  2. first of all, that is one mouthful of a book title.

    and second, i love ur review. makes me want to read it too.

    Le' Grande Codex


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