Before I Die by Jenny Downham is a popluar novel and was frequently borrowed by Library users a few months ago. It has now been made into the film “Now is Good” and is available as a DVD from the Library. Open this link to view a trailer and read more about the film which stars Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse). Based in Brighton, Tessa is a teenager diagnosed with terminal cancer. She lists the 10 things she wants to do before she dies and then races against time to achieve them. The list becomes more progressively mature as she races through it and appreciates the people who love her.
It’s well worth reading the book first before watching the film.