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1) Lose my virginity2) Apologize to Rachel3) Get back at Biff4) Jam and party with Shakes the Clown5) Laugh in death’s face6) Go to Africa7) Rob a bank8) Tell Mark to screw himself9) Find out why Grandpa and Dad don't talk10) Tell the truthFrom the Hardcover edition....

Title : 10 Things to Do Before I Die
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ISBN : 9780385734066
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Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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10 Things to Do Before I Die Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-06-02 08:09

    This book tries to be funny, but a lot of it was just vulgar and immature, as well as not very original. The characters in my opinion were really unlikable and it's difficult to care about them at all.

  • Muse
    2019-06-11 16:31

    This book was... meh. The plot was incredibly ridiculous and the entire story was just incredibly annoying. The characters didn't really connect to me and its philosophy on life kind of failed, I thought. This story would have been okay if it wasn't so random and like UM WUT? o_O But I did like his style of writing and the surprise ending, I guess.It's a quick read though, and it's not really that hard to get into. I wouldn't really highly recommend it though.I feel kind of bad though, because my friend gave me this for Christmas.

  • Laine Dermer Kendall
    2019-06-05 13:30

    Could you imagine having 24 hours to live? I couldn’t have either and 10 Things To Do Before I Die didn’t help me imagine it much. The plot was extremely unbelievable and the characters were shallow and predictable. Nonetheless this was a fun, fast paced adventure that sometimes was a bit difficult to put down. The main character was Ted Burger. He was incredulous because he goes through such an unusual transformation. He starts out as an immature high school student who doesn’t like his girlfriend, hates his parents and always stays in the comfortable box in his mind including eating at the Circle Eat Diner and playing guitar in his room fantasizing about Shakes the Clown. Shakes the Clown is a semi-popular band that Ted worships. After he goes through everything, eating the “poisoned” fries and trying to complete his list, he becomes a guy who doesn’t stand around anymore, he starts doing things, standing up for himself and making life happen instead of letting it happen to him. It may sound like a classic movie/book transformation but it really the way Ehrenhaft told the story that made it very hard for the reader to believe. Ted’s best friend Mark was a very fun but predictable character. Ted always described him as a “compulsive maniac”, which was a good way to describe him but he had no second layer. You never saw him be compassionate, mean or anything else. His lack of depth as a character lead to his predictability. Nevertheless he still seemed like a cool guy who I would like to meet. One afternoon in the Circle Eat Diner the Ted, Mark, and Nikki, Mark’s girlfriend, a crazed recently fired employee comes stomping into the restaurant with a gun shouting threats. Mark jumps out at him and knocks him to the ground. This scene was very thrilling, suspenseful, and exciting but what 17 year old boy who lives in the rich part of New York would ever do that. That’s what sort of tore this whole scene apart. Even though at most points I enjoyed sitting down and reading this book I couldn’t help but realize the simple writing along with the many other faults. Maybe if I were a little younger I would have enjoyed this book overlooking all the details pulling this joyous book down.

  • Anna Weaver
    2019-06-14 10:17

    Anna weaverMy experience in reading "10 Things to do Before I Die", was a memorable one. I understood how the main character, Ted, felt during the plot. The book had a very interesting and action filled plot. I enjoyed the book very much because the characters were goofy, and fun to get to know. I found myself having troubles with putting the book down, and I finished the book within about a week. Personally, I wish the book could've been a little longer. "'Ted, you've been poisoned, you're going to have the most epic list of things to do before you die.', said Mark." (Ehrenhaft 74). When Ted was poisoned, or so he thought he was, his friends didn't react the way you'd think they would. His friends weren't sad, yet they weren't happy. Ted's best friend Mark told Mark he needed to start living more instead of playing his guitar in his room all day. The quote leads into my question that I adjusted for my book. Instead of asking "what turning points lead into adulthood?", but but what turning points change a characters whole perspective on life? Ted's life in a matter of minutes was drastically changed. He thought he was poisoned by a psycho path fry cook. Ted dropped everything, started to drink, and created a list of 10 things he was going to do before he died the next day. He did some crazy stuff, things he never would have done if he didn't know he was dying. Without the psychopathy fry cook, he never would've conquered life, and his fears. The book teaches a very important lesson. I would recommend this book to students who are sophomores, and older. The book had some mature content, but over all was very good. It was well written, yet the book went by too fast. Kids about my age would enjoy this book because it is filled with good humor, suspense, and drama.

  • Josh
    2019-06-12 11:28

    10 Things to Do Before I DieDaniel Ehrenhaft224 pagespublished June 13th 2006 (first published 2004) by Delacorte Books for Young Readers isbn: 0385734069 Ted is the main character and a really unlucky guy. In the beginning of the book it just gives us a description of his life. The whole story starts when Mark and Nikki, who are going out, and Ted are in a diner in Manhattan. That night one of the employees got fired, and lied about putting poison into the fries. Ted happened to eat the fries and finds out he has 24 hours to live. Mark and Ted made a list with 10 things they want to do before they die. So Ted takes the list and goes through the night trying to accomplish all 10 things before the clock is up.It is a funny but sad story, that grabs you from the beginning. The language Daniel Ehrenhaft uses is pretty simple and therefore an enjoyable easy book to read. Since it gives you a huge right turn down "oops" valley, the ending gets to be very interesting and makes you want to read on until you find out what happens. If you want to find out what happens i guess you will have to read the book.I recomend this book to people who want a pretty short and easy book to read. Also for people who want something to make you laugh. Througout the book the theme is adventure. Thuis is because Ted has only 24 hours to complete these 10 things. The 10 things he does shows the adventourous theme.

  • Carly
    2019-06-03 08:13

    So I was reading this book, right? And I was thinking, "Damn! This is the best book I've read all year! Maybe, maybe it's tied with David LaRochelle's Absolutely, Positively Not, but other than that it is the BEST, for sure."And it still is, almost. The problem is the ending, which is horrifically predictable and even more horrifically executed. I don't necessarily mind predictable endings as long as they're written well and fit nicely with the rest of the book. This ending I minded. I foresaw it, but then it went beyond what I foresaw with a level of suckitude of which I would have never imagined such an amazing author was capable.At least, I call the author amazing because the first four-fifths of the book absolutely blew me away. I can't remember the last time I've been so sucked in by a book. This book was like one big giant vacuum. I wanted to read it all the time. I actually considered (CONSIDERED, okay? That's all!) attempting to read the book at the same time I was driving back to Honesdale from Rochester, NY. I couldn't get enough of it.Then there was the ending. Too bad.But even the ending wasn't enough to ruin such a mostly magnificent book. Do yourself a favor and read one of the best, most true-to-life, and funniest YA books I've ever read.

  • Huiling_mei
    2019-06-16 13:06

    10 Things to do before I die by Daniel Ehrenhaft is about seventeen year old Ted Burger's life and how he go through with all his stress he is holding up inside of him. Later on it talks about him and his two best friend Mark and Mark's girlfriend Nikki at the diner in Manhattan. When one of the employees was fired, he lied about putting the poison into the fries which Ted accidentally ate. Ted found out about the news from Mark from the news. So Ted goes through the rest of the 24 hour of his life. Instead of going to a doctor he tries to do everything on his napkin which was a list of things they came up with for Ted to have a great spring break. And end up being somethings he was going to do before he died. He had so much other things he could have done, but they only came up with 10 and 10 only. I thought the experiences that Ted went through can be related to teenagers nowadays. The life of Ted and what he has to go through during that 24 hr that was left of his life. His parents weren't even there for him when he thought he was about to die. He was about to leave the world and they weren't there for him. If it was me i wouldn't know what to do, but I might do something i always longed for.

  • Mutia
    2019-06-10 15:30

    1) Lose my virginity2) Apologize to Rachel3) Get back at Biff4) Jam and party with Shakes the Clown5) Laugh in death’s face6) Go to Africa7) Rob a bank8) Tell Mark to screw himself9) Find out why Grandpa and Dad don't talk10) Tell the truthTed Burger memang beruntung. Ia punya pacar aktivis yang modis, orangtuanya memberikan apa pun yang Ted inginkan, dan ia jago bermain gitar. Hidup benar-benar menyenangkan bagi Ted. Atau begitu kelihatannya.Saat libur musim semi tiba, Ted bertiga dengan temannya, Mark dan Nikki, memutuskan menjalani hidup secara penuh dengan membuat daftar hal untuk dilakukan Ted. Aksi main-main berubah menjadi misi mengejar-waktu dan meraih-setiap-kesempatan saat Ted tahu bahwa ia makan kentang goreng beracun yang dibuat tukang masak sinting.Dibantu teman-temannya, Ted bertekad melakukan semua hal dalam daftar itu. Dan untuk pertama kalinya, ia benar-benar merasa hidup, ironisnya di saat ia sebentar lagi akan mati...

  • Madison Lantvit
    2019-06-15 12:29

    The main character, Ted Burger, starts off as your normal 17 year old. But things take a turn for the worst when he is poisoned by a crazy cook at his favorite diner. His two best friends, Mark and Nikki, make him make a bucket list of things to do in his last 24 hours. The list includes: lose virginity, party with favorite band, rob a bank, get back at a bully, apologize to girlfriend, do something heroic, go to a third world country, and pull a crazy stunt. These items take him on a crazy journey through New York City. Until, Ted is too sick to go on and ends up in a hospital.This is a great book for high schoolers because it's relatable. Although it is a quick read; it's a great time filler. It is full of fast moving action, partying, and a plot-twist ending. With a bit of a love story for the hopeless romantic.I give this book a 5 out of five stars. The only problem I had, was it was so short. I didn't want it to end. It was both well-written, with a clear authors voice, and original

  • Kristy
    2019-06-08 14:30

    All great ideas are written on napkins.... right?!?!?!1) Lose my virginity2) Apologize to Rachel3) Get back at Biff4) Jam and party with Shakes the Clown5) Laugh in death’s face6) Go to Africa7) Rob a bank8) Tell Mark to screw himself9) Find out why Grandpa and Dad don't talk10) Tell the truthWell, I think my list was a little different....Spoilers from now on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!So, this book is about a kid who is going to die... yet he doesn't. It's a wild goose chase. His bucket list was created by his best friend for him.... which is okay, but wouldn't you think your bucket list of the end of your life would be something you should either do yourself or have a huge part in?!?!? Anywho.... Ted doesn't accomplish much of his list....... he does try and he even suceeds in his own way.I'm glad this was short. It was funny and light at times, but it could have been so much better.meh.2.5 stars.

  • Nova Reyes
    2019-06-14 09:19

    I'm the type of person that chooses a book purely by it's title and cover. So when I went to the library, this was a joy to find. I wanted something fun and this book really did deliver. It was an interesting writing style that made me addicted, so addicted that I couldn't put it down long enough to eat dinner and ended up finishing it in one day. This book never had a dull moment and always had some crazy antic in the process. DO NOT READ IF YOU PREFER MORE FORMAL WRITING! This book is a teens mind which is most likely why I connected with it much more than older readers, since I'm the same age as all of the characters. I HIGHLY recommend.

  • Vilma Martinez
    2019-06-11 14:18

    this is book was one of the best books that i have ever read in my 15 years that i have been alive. its so awesome and so interesting. every chapter i would read was like amazing and everything he would say i could imagine it and felt like i was there with him and his friends. and all the things he had to go through just to complete his list of to things before he dies. and his friends had to go through all the trouble to help him out just for a list of ten things on a napkin. these is a really good book. i love it.!

  • Emily
    2019-05-31 10:24

    This book was really cute. I liked it, simple plot, good characters, etc. It was predictable, but the way the author got there was creative. I loved the intricacies between the 3 main characters. They were really unique. This book greatly captures teen angst. (haha) I would reccomend for an easy, light read. It does make you re-evaluate your life and what you've done so far, however, if you are looking for a book that will make you want to go out and be a super hero, this book isn't exactly for you.

  • Claire
    2019-06-12 09:20

    This book made my head hurt. Ted Burger kept going on these crazy rampages forever and ever and ever and there was never any peace.It was like watching a moving where the screen is constantly bouncing or tilted.

  • Mindi Lutwin
    2019-06-06 09:31

    Kind of a dumb book...

  • Citlalli
    2019-05-29 14:12

    Ted Burgers starts off as a normal teenage boy, he hangs out with a couple of friends at a greasy diner who tease him into creating a list of things he wants to do before he dies. He finds out he only has 24 hours to live so he and his friends go on an adventure together to check off everything on his list before he dies. The list has the normal teenage boy things but it also includes some items uniquely Ted. From the first few pages on, you know that things are going to get a little crazy. While Ted is out searching for Billy Rifkin, his friends Mark and Nikki are working on getting the rest of the list to happen. I won't tell you how the situation with Billy works out since I think it is one of the important parts of the book, but I will tell you that it isn't what you'd expect which is really exactly how I would describe the book as a whole. I would really recommend this book to everyone you will not regret reading this book.

  • Petra Willemse
    2019-06-17 11:18

    Gah! This one needs a negative review. Talk about silly and contrived. Plus add in the adults who are like cardboard cutouts ignoring their children and you can see why this book irritates me. In my opinion, one of the examples of YA writing gone wrong.

  • Ghslibrary
    2019-06-04 12:19

    Ted Burger and his friends Nikki and Mark think that Ted has been poisoned and is going to die, so they set out to fulfill a crazy bucket list in 24 hours and along the way learn about friendship, life priorities and themselves. A super quick read.

  • Jaki
    2019-05-25 12:10

    This book was a quick read, supper simple but still very interesting.

  • Bradley
    2019-05-22 13:17

    10 Things to Before I Die by: Daniel Ehrenhaft is a really good book with a lot of funny moments in it. The book is a book about a boy named burger who is going to die in a couple months and his friends are trying to give him a good time.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-22 10:16

    10 Things to do before I die by Daniel Ehrenhaft is about seventeen year old Ted Burger who is suffering from stress. The whole book started after Ted introduced himself, talked about his life and then continued at the moment when Ted was with his best friend, Mark, and Mark’s girlfriend, Nikki at the diner in Manhattan. After the incident when one of the employees was fired, he lied about putting the poison into the fries which Ted accidentally ate. Once Ted was told about the news that he is going to die in 24 hours, he refused to spend the rest of his time in the hospital and looked at the list, 10 things to do before I die, created with Mark before. The rest of the book talks about what happens in the rest of the 24 hours of his life. Before reading this book, I thought that it will be interesting and kept wondering how the ending would turn out. However, after completing the book, it was not what I had expected. Ted was not poisoned and had to deal with the consequences which he had took action of in the past day such as taking down a “bully,” going to the airport and having almost getting in trouble with the police and having someone steal his credit card. Therefore, overall, I did not like the book. Yet, even though I did not like the book, I thought that some issues that the Ted experienced can really relate to other teenagers and more closely to the ones living in New York City since the environment is very close to the same. In addition, since the language that the author uses is very simple, I would say it would be an easy read which might cause the reader not to think too deep into the meaning of the language but the issues presented.

  • Daisy
    2019-06-06 08:20

    This book was hilarious and I really enjoyed reading it. I understand how Ted feels and his actions. He's a typical teenager but I guess he's kind of the outcast in the book. He likes hiding at home and strumming on his guitar for hours and he spends the rest of the time either trying to avoid Rachel, his girlfriend, or eating at the Circle Eat Dinner with his best friend Mark and his girlfriend, Nikki. I guess Ted is a closed-up character. He is supposedly poisoned by fries he had eaten earlier at the Circle Eat Diner. The fries were said to include blowfish poison and that he had only 24 hours to live, according to the old cook who had been previously fired and decided to sought revenge by 'poisoning' his customer. His friends had previously helped him make up a list of ten things to do before he dies. Instead of lying down in the hospital, Ted decides to live a little in his last hours.In the 24 hours, Ted realizes that he's not very happy and that his life wasn't what the pictures on the wall were. For example, his heros were the band, Shakes the Clown. He manages to jam with them and he realizes that the members of the band were repulsive, and not living up to his expectations. Another example would be his parents. His parents are never home and I guess that's why he's closed up sometimes.

  • Nur Fadilla Octavianasari
    2019-05-26 11:29

    donno, i don't get the story well -.-bercerita tentang remaja cowok amrik yang mencari jati dirinya. setelah mengetahui dirinya diracun oleh tukang masak idiot dan dikabarkan akan mati dalam 24 jam mendatang , Ted Burger menyusun 10 things yah list-lah yang harus dilakuin sebelum dia mati.sebenernya sih bnyak yg bisa didapet di teenlit ini, seperti pada list ke brapa yah pkoknya tentang balas dendam ke Biff. eh ya 3! ternyata burger mendapati kalo musuh lamanya itu duduk di kursi roda dan tak berdaya. mnurut gw sih bales dendam emang ga ada gunanya. cuma ngabisin waktu dan energi !trus tentang band Shakes the clowns yang dipuja ted mati2an ternyata gak sama kayak yang dia bayangkan selama ini . well, sering terjadi bukan ama kita? dan juga di top of the ted's list . lose his virginity > dijelaskan kalo si rachel *if im not mistaken* dia pacar ted, ga mau melepas keperawanannya sampe dia bener2 siap. di awal emang ted ngerasa ga stuju berat ama rachel, tp akhirnya dia tahu kalo kita ngelakuin ssuatu hal kita harus bener2 siap untuk melakukan itu dan bukan karena paksaan . well thats really good i guess :)

  • Anna Wei
    2019-06-01 14:28

    i breifly turned this book in the 10th grade when i went to buy it, HEY the title attracted me! Well, this year, in Ms.ross' classroom, she gave us a homework assignment that made us think of the things that we wanted to do before we died, or up until whatever age range. Lucky for her, i had already generated my life list but because it love ms. ross so much, i went back to my list and i edited having the book(THIS BOOK) in mind after i went through the list, i pulled the book out and read this part that really sparked something, something that i relate to my life (not sharing this tidbit) and i began to read the book from beginning to end, i realized that his list wasnt as good as mine but at the same time he had a good sense of humor and maybe just a bit of nostalgia when he went back to attempt to beat up a bully who had been picking on him.overall, nice humor but im not sure i liked the ending, i'll let you guys decide that for yourself, but i would have liked it more if something happened to him, something more severe or something

  • Samrat Ganguly
    2019-06-17 13:17

    This book is meant only for young immature minds. The premise of this book at first appears interesting, the first few chapters are written well to pique readers' interest. But as you go into the depth of this book all you can think of is how stupid the whole thing has become. There are other books with the 'bucket list' as the main theme....but this book has not explored the possibilities it promised at the beginning. Ted Burger and his friends somehow believed that he is about to die of homicidal poisoning, so this friend Mark and his girlfriend Nikky crate a to do list Ted to complete before he dies. The list is somehow not innovative enough...and that doesn't get completed as well. The relationships, conviction of the characters and behavior is inconsistent throughout, except maybe for Ted's parents. Logic is absent throughout, and its not overtly funny because it's unbelievable kind of plot. Its stuck in between, with large loopholes. The prose is simple and attractive, but beyond that writing style, this book lacks anything substantial.

  • Justin Yan
    2019-06-02 11:11

    This actually had more plot line than I had envisioned it would. Combined with that, it also had more cussing, but in a way it made the book even more humorous. Basically, this 16 year old kid is on spring break, and his friends are making a to-do list for him to do. Mark, one of his friends, says he has to grab life by the cajones and lead it. In a matter of minutes, Ted starts to feel nauseousness and vertigo. He experiences this combined with tinnitus for basically throughout the whole book. Later, Leo, a man who stormed into the restaurant with a water gun, claimed that he poisoned the fries Ted ate. Ted now has even more incentive to live life to the fullest as he experiences his last day of his life. After hilarious twists and turns, he finally ends up in the hospital where the doctors say he hasn't been poisoned, but is merely suffering a panic attack. From there he works to build up relationships and he already feels as if he is "resurrected".

  • Aice
    2019-05-25 12:25

    My first impression,this is an easy read---no drama,no unexpected twist,just plain fun reading and I'm not expecting to get anything out of it. I got the easy read part right,this book in some level is crazy,fun and hilarious but what I didn't expect is at the end, I get to learn something. The way Ted finally realized with those walls and barriers you build around you, you tend to create your own world rather than actually looking and accepting the reality in front of you. He tends to play it safe. For some level it reminds me of The Perks of Being A Wallflower, just following the flow while playing a different scenario on the main character's head but not acting on anything.This just a reminder,don't wait till you find your on the end of your life to change and find adventure, always life your life to the fullest and don't let anybody dictate how you live it.

  • Andi
    2019-06-10 09:24

    What's With the "W's"?

  • Int'l librarian
    2019-06-05 09:24

    I had to fight down my better judgment simply to finish. This story is impossible. The fact that it’s also silly isn’t enough to gloss over all the head-shaking decisions the characters make. There’s no way that Ted would run away from emergency treatment that might save his life, and no way that his best friends would somehow change their mind and help him run. At least they recognize as much, and periodically fall back on, “Ted, you have to go to the hospital.” As for the prostitute: the scene is equal parts pathetic and ludicrous. The Shakes the Clown concert is OK, but it takes 130 pages to get there. And it kicks off a run of mediocre “meaning of life” twiddling. There are other funny moments, but they’re not worth the time it takes to discover them.

  • ACS Librarian
    2019-06-09 13:21

    I had to fight my better judgment simply to finish. This story is impossible. The fact that it 19s also silly isn 19t enough to gloss over all the head-shaking decisions the characters make. There 19s no way that Ted would run away from emergency treatment that might save his life, and no way that his best friends would somehow change their mind and help him run. At least they recognize as much, and periodically fall back on, 1CTed, you have to go to the hospital. 1D As for the prostitute: the scene is equal parts pathetic and ludicrous. The Shakes the Clown concert is OK, but it takes 130 pages to get there. And it kicks off a run of mediocre 1Cmeaning of life 1D twiddling. There are other funny moments, but they 19re not worth the time it takes to discover them.