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Before I Die by Jenny Downham
What would be on your “list of things to do before I die” if you had to write one? Follow Tessa as she crosses items off her list one by one—drugs, fame, and even love.
Deadline by Chris Crutcher
After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ben at the age of 18, decides to keep this information to himself, refuse treatment, and live his life to the fullest for his last year of life.
The Farther You Run by Davida Hurwin
In the sequel to A Time for Dancing, Samantha tries to carry on with her life without her best friend, Juliana, who recently died from cancer.
Ten Things to Do Before I Die by Daniel Ehrenhaft
Just after his best friends make a list of things Ted should do to live it up, he learns that he has ingested poison and will be dead in twenty-four hours—which might be just enough time to do everything on the list.
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
Davey Wexler recovers from the shock of her father's death during a holdup of his 7-Eleven store in Atlantic City.
A Time For Dancing by Davida Hurwin
Follow the stories of best friends Samantha and Juliana as they tell about their lives after Juliana is diagnosed with cancer.
The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The remaining members of the Chapman family try to cope with the disappearance of Michael.