Tessa is diagnosed with Leukimia and has only a limited time to live. The best she decides to do for herself is to get on with life, not dying. So, she makes a list of things to do before she dies. As the list keeps gettting longer and longer with more things to do, she meets Adam, a boy next door only living with his mother. Just as Tessa is living with her father, and Cal, her brother. Becoming more fond and fond of Adam, she realizes love is a precious thing. Her friend sticks with her through out half of the list, but becomes mad when Tessa just blows everything off. Doing drugs, breaking the law, and "meeting" up with boys she doesnt really know, she learns that her best friend is pregnant. As Tessa becomes more sicker and sicker, she becomes more fond of her bead throughout the days, and the love her and Adam made in it. She is realizing death isnt a bad thing, but a beautiful thing as well.
This book was well written and i loved it! 10/10 is my rating, but it was very sad at the end. It made me realize that life is such a precious thing, and you only get one. No matter how short or long life is, you should always cherish the memories made.