Julie Anne Peters
By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead
Hyperion Books, 2010
ISBN – 978-1-4231-1618-9
Daelyn didn’t mean to come across the website, Through-The-Light but come across it she did. She had tried before – to kill herself but clearly it had failed as she was still alive enough to use the computer – which her parents monitored closely. The website would allow her to kill herself and have her actually succeed in doing so, prep work and everything. Could she do it?
23 days. She had 23 days to end her life. 23 days to get rid of her things, pull away from everyone, which wasn’t hard and come up with a way to do it. The advice of fellow members helped her narrow it down – she had tried swallowing ammonia and bleach, so she had to find some other way. While dealing with her 23 day mission, she befriends someone with Hodgkin’s disease. He’s dying and doesn’t want to and she’s healthy and wanting to die. Together, they heal each other, but as Daelyn’s mission comes to a close, will she follow through with it or will she see that there is good and back out?