Title: MY LIFE HEREAFTER
Author: LYNETTE FERREIRA
Genre: FICTION, YOUNG ADULT FICTION, SUPERNATURAL FICTION
Length: 252 PAGES
Release Date: NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Price: PAPERBACK $10.99 USD
Rating: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟
DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK (FROM NETGALLEY):
EVERYTHING LOOKS THE SAME EVEN THOUGH IT SHOULDN’T. Everything is exactly the same as before that day which she can now only vaguely remember. The day her school bus ran over the cliff. The day she and most of her fellow students ended up here. The twins, Mark and David, were also on the bus, but David did not come here with them. David was sent across the valley to the other side. Mark convinces Sunel to help him find his brother, no matter what the dangers might be. Fiction: Supernatural Thriller
This is a Young Adult / Middle-grade fiction novel that imagines a possible scenario of just what is waiting for us in the afterlife.
When young teenager Sunel finds herself and sixty of her former classmates have died, she is initially in a state of shock.
To make matters worse, she is the reason the bus crashed. This means she is the reason everyone is dead.
As the shock wears off she finds herself in a world that is very similar and yet very different from the one she left behind.
My favorite scene is when the teens are led into the Hall of Judgment and are told they will be called in one at at a time. Upon entering the testing room Sunel sees three doors.
“The first door says Recycle. Next to Recycle, there is Rehabilitation. And next to Rehabilitation, there is Rapture.” I thought this was very clever.
This book touches on many interesting and important topics. It is not often that you find a YA book that openly discusses the afterlife. It seems to be a topic that Young Adult authors do not embrace for some reason, and the few authors who do write about the topic choose ghost story-type tales.
Kudos to Author Lynette Ferreira for tackling such a controversial topic.
This book also has elements of other issues important to today’s youth such as bullying and peer pressure as well as taking responsibility for one’s actions.
With the variety of characters, readers should be able to find at least one that they identify with. I think that young teens and middle grade readers will enjoy this book and hopefully it will open up dialogue about the issues detailed in it’s pages.
*Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lynette Ferreira is the author of more than twenty fiction novels.
She writes stories about first love, really cute boys, kissing and all the drama.
Her stories always address social issues and are most times set in a supernatural world.
She does not really like the cold, is afraid of the dark, and loves anything in, on or smothered with chocolate.
She lives in Northern Ireland with her family.
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