What happens when we die? Is this really all there is? What exists beyond this life?
Alex Duncan is just an ordinary 14 year old boy. His main worries are homework, girls, the school bully…
…and his sister, Jenna who has ovarian cancer, stage B.
As his parents retreat into themselves, Alex is desperate to find a way to help, a way to make things better for his sister.
After all, it’s the not knowing that’s the worst thing.
Whilst he tries to untangle the ultimate question, life still goes on: his best friend seems oblivious to his feelings about her, the school bully has taken a special interest in him, and everything he does just makes him feel more and more awkward and out of place.
Georgia Springate’s debut novel, Beyond, is a funny and touchingly compelling coming-of-age story about love, loss and discovery. Read it and take an emotional journey through one boy’s quest to understand that most tricky of questions: what lies beyond?
Author: Springate, Georgia
Topic: Young Adult Social Situations
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