Sunday, 5 June 2011

Between by Jessica Warman

So, you wake up on your dad's boat the morning after your eighteenth birthday and go outside for a breath of fresh air. An annoying thumping sound coming from somewhere on the boat is driving you mad, so you go and check it out. You look over the side of the boat and see your own dead body floating in the water, your fab new boots hitting the hull as the waves make the little boat bob about on the water.

This is how Elizabeth Valchar discovers that she's actually dead. Now that is a bad hangover.

While Elizabeth's friends are waking up and finding out that their friend is dead, Elizabeth herself is joined by Alex, the boy from her school who was killed in a hit and run the year before. To say they were never friends while they were alive is an understatement. Elizabeth and her friends were the popular crowd, and delighted in tormenting Alex, as well as anyone else who didn't quite make the grade.

As well as coming to terms with the fact that she's dead, Elizabeth realises that she has no memory of the events leading up to her death and hopes that with Alex's help she can discover the truth.  Piece by piece her memory returns and she comes to realise that she may not have been such a great person when she was alive.

While Elizabeth is on her journey of self-discovery, she also gets to watch how her friends and family are coming with the aftermath of her death and finds out some disturbing secrets along the way. Could one of the people she loved so much actually be responsible for her death? And did she deserve everything she got anyway?

Between is a great book - a bit of mystery, a bit of romance and a big twist. Keep an eye on this one, I think you'll be seeing it the bestseller lists when it's published.

Age group 13+
Published by Egmont Books 

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