In this whimsical free-verse novel, young Hunter quite literally propels himself out of this world and into the next after pushing his bike just a little too far. In fact, he flies right off a cliff only to awaken in a place called Heaven. Here he meets a compelling young friend named Trinity. From this point on, his mission is to love and protect her and all the while, find a way back to life on earth. Too bad for Hunter, because that's when things get really complicated...
In the end, through unexpected twists and turns that are both humorous and moving, we discover a little bit about the meaning of love, and something of Heaven and Earth.
|Publisher:||Red Deer Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Lesley Choyce is an award-winning author of many novels including Random, Book of Michael, Dumb Luck, The End of the World as We Know It, and Jeremy Stone. He lives in Nova Scotia.
Read an Excerpt
WAKING UP IN A NEW PLACE
It was an accident, or so I thought.
But I couldn't remember the details.
When I woke up
I was on some kind of lawn
that had just been mowed.
You wouldn't expect that
when you are dead or maybe you would:
a mowed lawn
that you never have to mow.
It was green and sunny and very nice and quiet very quiet.
There were people in the distance young, old all colors and types.
Someone was walking toward me but he was still a long
long way off.
I was, of course,
trying to figure things out.
I couldn't remember my name, even. I was trying to
figure out if this was a dream or real.
But then, I had doubts all my life as to what was real and what wasn't.
I wasn't breathing and when I put my hand on my chest
I couldn't feel a heartbeat.
That was scary and I started to panic.
That's when the someone headed my way was suddenly just there in front of me.