Inspired by the true story of a teen who was killed at a railway crossing, the author weaves the tale of fourteen-year-old Paige, who, taking a shortcut alongside the tracks to avoid the school bullies, is tragically hit by a train and transported to a surreal world where she encounters Kim, who died seven years before. Convinced she is only dreaming, Paige must discover a way to return to her former life. Poignant, gripping, and full of unexpected twists and turns, Best Friends through Eternity will resonate with readers who have struggled with cultural identity, a sense of belonging, and the real meaning of home.
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty books, many of which have garnered awards and honors. Her novel Bringing Up Beauty won the Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Award, while crush.candy.corpse was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis YA Crime Novel of the Year Award, the Red Maple Award, the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, and the Snow Willow Award, as well as being selected as one of OLA's Best Bets and Resource Links' Year's Best for 2012. Former editor of Today's Parent, Sylvia McNicoll travels extensively to teach and talk about writing. Follow her blog at sylviamcnicoll.com.
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Best Friends through Eternity based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Everyone makes mistakes and they live with them or they learn from them and most individuals move on. But the chance to have a do-over well, I myself would be pretty nervous going into that situation. Paige gets one week to have a do-over, one week to make everything okay. In that one week, Paige cannot let any of the other parties aware that she knows what their future holds or her time is up. She’s trying to get everything aligned so everything falls into place, but life is not like that, it just isn’t perfect. I enjoyed reading how she discovers herself and the individuals around her. Her eyes were finally opened to see herself how she really was and who the people were around her. She was seeing life with her brights on. People were being honest with her and she was able to express herself to others freely finally and unfortunately this should have been happening her whole life. The time limit aspect of her journey, cast a darkness over her agenda but it kept her focused on the task she set out to do. I got caught up in the writing of this novel, it just didn’t feel right to me. This wasn’t book I was expecting, but it had some finer moments.