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By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead

A significant book about one girl’s struggle with suicide, from National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters.

Daelyn is fifteen years old, and in her mind she is a failure. She tried slitting her wrists, and she was rescued. She tried swallowing chemicals, and after burning through her esophagus enough to lose the ability to speak, she was rescued. But this time will be different.

As readers see Daelyn’s touching friendship with a quirky seventeen-year-old boy develop and her newfound willingness to share all of the pain she has held inside of her, they may just see a glimmer of hope. Will Daelyn see it though?

Raw and heartfelt, this is an inside look into the mind of a teen who has lost the will to fight and the parents that will do anything they can to help her survive. Still, there are some things that even loving parents can’t protect you from—yourself.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the material in this book, we will be providing back matter from key experts. We hope that this book will help to open a dialogue about this increasingly prevalent issue.

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781423130215

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $15.99 CAD

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About the Author

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Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define “Normal” Keeping You a SecretPretend You Love MeBetween Mom and JoShe Loves You, She Loves You Not…It’s Our Prom (So Deal With It), and Luna, a National Book Award finalist. She lived with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.