DETAIL: Before I Die is the story of Tessa, aged sixteen. She has only months to live and has made a list of ten things she wants to do before she dies. Number one is sex. Starting tonight. The book became an international bestseller after its publication in 2007. It sold in 35 languages and has been made into a film.
BIO: Jenny Downham trained as an actor and worked in community theatre before starting to write, taking stories to young people who wouldn’t normally have access to them – in prisons, hospitals, youth clubs, housing estates, anywhere that theatre rarely existed. She is the author of two young adult books, Before I Die and You Against Me.