Review: By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead

By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was wonderful and horrible at the same time. It was horrifying to read the bullying that the main character described as she counted down to the day she planned to end her life, but it was also very introspective–for the character, as well as the reader. She describes the assaults and the “teasing” and “taunting” that she had gone through her entire life, but I think that by describing it and writing it out, she managed to also deal with it–or at least start to, because by the end of the book, she seemed more hopeful.

It ends in a very open-ended way, so you don’t know if Daelyn went through with the suicide or not. I guess that however you interpret it ends up saying more about you than it does about the book. In a way, I think that the book may encourage the reader to deal with past traumas, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is easily triggered. This book should have a big old “trigger warning” on the cover because it deals with a lot of touchy subjects.

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About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.