Saturday, May 30, 2009

Before I Die Contest!

Thanks to all who entered!

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It's her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of 'normal' life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa's feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before her time finally runs out.

An unflinchingly honest story told in the words of a 16-year-old about what it's like to die of leukemia. Before I Die is a brilliantly crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life affirming. This book will appeal to fans of Alice Sebold’s Lovely Bones.

I decided that, because I'm new to Blogger and I really need followers, I'm going to hold a contest. And since this is my first contest it's going to be just a normal comment-and-follow contest. I'm going to be giving away Before I Die by Jenny Downham. So, here are the oh-so-simple entry rules.

  • +1 if you comment this post.
  • +1 if you follow.
  • +2 if you post my link in your sidebar.
  • +2 if you post about this contest.
  • +3 if you make a button and put it on your blog, Myspace, Facebook, etc.
Leave your links in the comments. Thanks and enjoy.

US only, please.

This contest ends
June 30th.



  1. Congrats on your first contest!
    +1 comment
    +1 follow
    +2 for posting it on my sidebar

  2. Congratulations on your first contest! I now follow too:-D I really like the cover of this, though it sounds sort of depressing...
    Good luck with blogging.

  3. Congrats on your first contest! And good luck!

    +1 comment
    +1 follow
    +2 posted about it

  4. Hey you! I stumbled upon your blog! haha!

    Enter me please!

    cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

    I am also following now! yay!!!

  5. Hi! Enter me please!

  6. This book looks really interesting! I love your layout, btw.

  7. Please include me in your giveaway.

    I am a follower.

  8. * +1 if you comment this post.
    * +1 if you follow.
    * +2 if you post my link in your sidebar.

  9. Hi Kaitlyn!
    Nice comp, and since I live in Australia I can't enter, pity!
    Altho that would jus be greedy as I already have a much loved copy of Before I Die :P

    Just thought I'd stop by and let you and your readers know that I have an interview with Jenny Downham on my blog if anyone's interested!

    Interview With Jenny Downham, click here!

  10. OOOO! I've been dying to read this book. No pun intended. It just sounds so amazing and I have heard nothing but good about it. Count me in, please.

    +1 comment
    +1 follow
    +2 link to contest in sidebar
    +3 make and post button to blog


  11. I've heard quite a lot about this one and seen it all over the place but have yet to read it. I'd love to enter! :)

  12. I really want to read this book.

    +1 comment
    +1 follow
    +2 sidebar

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Such a great book!!!

    :) Erica

  14. Whoa this sounds a ton like a book that I've been writing...!

    Please enter me, thanks.

    +1 I follow you now.

    +2 It's on my sidebar at

  15. This is great! I'm new to blogger as well and may be holding my first contest in a bit!

    +1 comment
    +1 follow
    +2 sidebar

  16. What a great first contest!
    Please include me in your giveaway!

    +1 Im a follower


  17. You picked a great book for your contest! I checked this one out from the library, but never got around to reading it. I would love to be entered in your contest. (By the way, isn't the cover of this book pretty? I've always loved it)

    I commented on this post and became a follower. Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog.

    Thanks for the contest!


  18. Yay for your first contest! I've had my blog for a year and you just started and have more followers than me already! No fair, lol. Anyway, I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds great. I'd love to be entered.

    +1 I just became a follower
    +1 for commenting on this post

    I may come back and post links later if I remember to post about it. I can be a space cadet. Thanks for the contest though, yay!


  19. Awesome first contest the book sounds really good :)

    +1 if you comment this post.
    +1 if you follow.


  20. +1 This book sounds really good.
    +1 follow
    +2 post my link in your sidebar
    +2 post about this contest



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