10 Things to Do Before I Die

10 Things to Do Before I Die

by Daniel Ehrenhaft
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10 Things to Do Before I Die by Daniel Ehrenhaft

1) Lose my virginity

2) Apologize to Rachel

3) Get back at Biff

4) Jam and party with Shakes the Clown

5) Laugh in death’s face

6) Go to Africa

7) Rob a bank

8) Tell Mark to screw himself

9) Find out why Grandpa and Dad don't talk

10) Tell the truth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385730075
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/09/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Daniel Ehrenhaft, the author of Tell It to Naomi, has written numerous novels, often under the name Daniel Parker, and is the recipient of the 2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel for The Wessex Papers, Volumes 1 through 3. The author lives in New York City.

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10 Things to Do Before I Die 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you found out that you were poisoned? Well the main character, Ted, in this book lived his life as best as he could in 24 hours when he found out that he was poisoned. After eating with his friends, Mark and Nikki, at their favorite cafe, Ted became very ill and began to vomit. Soon after Ted left the cook of the cafe that had just been fired came to the cafe and claimed that he had poisoned some of the food and whoever ate it only had 24 hours to live. Now instead of calling his parents or going to the hospital,after Mark and Nikki told him what the cook had said back at the cafe, they wrote out a list of 10 things Ted should or needed to do before he passed away. Some things such as: lose virginity, party with favorite band, etc.Ted isn't the most adventurous teen and spent most of his time in his room with his guitar, so that is why the 10 items on the list are so far out there and may seem impossible for a teenager to achieve, but you will be amazed at what Ted can and does do. Being poisoned changes Ted's life. I'm not sure what I would do if I was poisoned, probably end up going to the hospital but I think the author had a point to the story. Maybe, dont just sit there and let life pass you by, acheive all of your goals and dreams in life and experience life to it's fullest. I would definitly recommend this book as a good read.
famouse More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you know your about to die?, and just to make things worst than what they were you been poison and you have 24 hours to live. That's just crazy. Well here is Ted with his friends Mark and Nikki. while ey were eating fries Daniel one of the ex workers told them that he had poisen his fries. There was tha time were Ted and Nikki and Mark had this crazy idea about a list with 10 thing Ted should do before he dies. As Ted began to feel dizy and vomit more often, Mark and Nikki decide to do a list. They stared by Ted first most wanted thing. . Lose my virginity, yea the was the number one in the list. Nikki wisent converse that Ted wisent able to do it. Ted was the type of guy that always wished to lose his virginity to someone the will truly love him. He was thinking on Rachel his girlfriend. Ted didn't want to tell Rachel about his problem, who would? That's something that you will never wish to hear from someone you love so much. Jam and party with Shakes the Clown, this was the 2nd in the list and they did party with them. I guess that they haven't party like they did that time Ted even went to play with them. That was for Ted one of the more amazing things that he have done in his all life. Ted was usually in his room, his parents just pass there time traveling. They didn't have much time for him. When Ted realize that he wasn't going to survive in the conditions he was in to. He just wanted to end everything and go to Africa to die apart from the people that he know. Over the entire story was one of the best that I have read. I enjoy to the fullest. I strongly recommend reading this story is just really fun to read. You just wasn't to keep reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
absolutely love this book. It's funny in a sad sense, and sad in a funny sense... I want to live my life to the fullest like Ted Burger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haha yeah so this book is really cool. It ia kkinda like a list but it is a story. Haha the frst thing on the list is to loose virginity. The second is to jam with Shakes the clown his favorite band. I think the author was trying to say yolo. haaahahahahaa jkjkjkjk but seriously we all only live once so lets me the best of it. You Only Live Once
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. This book was so cool. One of the first books I have read in a guys point of view. And from a guy author. It was really good. I stayed up half the night to read it, then got up really early to finish it. I hope there will be more good books like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book for teens I read it in one day very funny and awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was very funny and easy for teens to relate to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is just so funny and well written you won't be able to put it down. I started reading this book and could not put it own! I read it all in one sitting. This book is alot like Catcher In The Rye, but better. I highly, highly recommend this book. You will love it! I reccomend this book for age groups 12-adults because anyone will enjoy this book. I am 11 and I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've been reading the lemony snicket series for a while now so i needed a change, so i went to the bookstore and i saw this book and i thought well this might be a fun book to read so i bought it, that night i started reading and i loved it!!!! i mean LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's nice to finally get a break from the shallow teen books such as the Gossip Girl series this book was able to keep my interest without the unnecisary cursing and sex and it was amazingly funny
Melissa Germain More than 1 year ago
Is this a book or a list?