My Life Hereafter

My Life Hereafter Great story for YA readers The story starts off with an air of mystery, then slowly reveals layers deeper into the story I found it an imaginative take on the afterlife and the romance was cute as well Recommended for young readers with an interest in the afterlife, love and redemption. They Have Made A Huge Mistake She Should Be On The Other Side Everything Looks The Same, As It Was When Sunel Was Still Only A Human Being 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 Uniquely enlighteningI believe the intended audience for this book is young adults and although I am well past that classification, I found this author very appealing As I had never read this author before, I was quite skeptical that this read would grasp my attention Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the ease in which I became engrossed in this book, but I found myself eagerly anticipating what would be revealed in forthcoming chapters Very interesting take on the hereafter and made me envision the future just a little bitcandidly Good read Ms Ferreira, well done. Take me to the other side This story that in many ways is a tragedy, but you see a lot of good come from it It is about a terrible bus crash and the fates of the kids aboard It really isn t a religious book More a book about second chances And learning from mistakes 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.To readof my reviews visit my blog at This is a hard book to review It is chock full of Christian ideas, which I did expect with a title like Hereafter Some of the ideas were rather corny and cartoonish, like the devil on her shoulder, which just felt like a cheap excuse to blame someone outside of herself for her bad decisions It felt cartoony in that it was a being on her shoulder actually talking to her rather than just an internalized thing Even the angel school was very clich d, and I had to roll my eyes as soon as we set foot inside, though thankfully not much time is spent there I was foreseeing yet another clich d school book, which seem to be in fashion right now It just feels rather Christian structured that there has to be white rooms and judgement and set things that happen once you die I had been hoping for a bitfreedom of imagination from the author The imagination does come in during the journey to the shadowed place which was fascinating, and what they found there, and even all the soul searching done and re evaluating their relationships in the past with their parents and friends and how they thought of themselves All of the teenagers ring true as they struggle to fit in in their school, within their families, and how they feel about themselves It s a good coming of age story, re evaluating what is important, and who they are as people, with a dash of romance, quite a bit of adventure into the unknown and battling their own demons. She only wanted to play a small prank She never imagined what the consequences of her actions would be Sunel is an average teenager that desperately seeks the attention of others When a seemingly harmless prank goes awry, a school bus driving Sunel and her classmates dives off a cliff Sunel wakes to a confusing afterlife where she and her classmates must learn not only to forgive each other, but to forgive themselves.Opinion This book started off quickly and gained my attention immediately The plot stayed fast paced throughout the entirety of the read and I rarely got bored The main character, Sunel, was a likable and believable character The majority of teenage girls will be able to relate to the emotions Sunel felt throughout the book.The romantic relationship in this book could have been enhanced a littlebecause it felt rushed and unbelievable I wish it was developedin order to establish a well rounded relationship between the characters Fleshing this out part of the plot would have made the romanceauthentic.Overall, this story is a great read for anyone who likes life after death stories with relatable characters and a swift plot.Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age 17 There were some very nice descriptions in this book that evoke a mood and various settings Here is an example I thought was particularly visual Giant tears are running down her cheeks and her eyes are puffy and red The rest of her face has gone pallid white, so now her eyes looks as if they are bleeding This book has some serious themes and ideas following on an opening tragedy Despite that, the tone is somewhat cool and quiet I owe that to the authors descriptions of the setting and environment the young people first find themselves in The characters are varied and I think that teens will find someone to identify with.The ending is one that I believe will surprise some, but others may see it coming I d say it will hit 50 50 I think this is a book that young adults will enjoy and find creative enough to mention to their friends.I was provided this book free of charge in order to read it and write my honest review of the novel. An interesting and engaging story In my opinion, a great book will take you there and make you feel like you re part of the story You become emotionally invested and root for the characters and for the desired outcome Most importantly, you definitely want to keep reading because you just have to know what happens next This book did all of those things for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end The author has given us an interesting look at the consequences and possibilities of the hereafter Written from the perspective of the primary character Sunel, we learn that she unwittingly made a grave mistake and must come to terms with the results of her actions The end caught me completely by surprise but I was thrilled with the outcome I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of fiction novels This book captured my imagination from the very first sentence The characters are all together, but they don t know where The main character Sunel, reveals the story from her perspective She as the story moves ahead, is quite frankly not a very likeable character I won t give away any clues, but once it is revealed what she did and why everyone is where they are it is difficult as a reader to forgive her However, as Sunel continues on her journey other sides of her personality are revealed and through the love of her friends and inner strength she is able to find redemption This book also touches on some aspects of bullying, consequences for actions on both sides Highly recommended

I only realised I had a talent for story telling when I was in my forties.Before the day I sat down and really started writing, I had ideas for stories but I was always too busy doing other things to really put my focus into story writing I would write a few words, then crumple the paper and bin it.I am a firm believer that there is a moment for every thing, and everything else in my life had to

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  • My Life Hereafter
  • Lynette Ferreira
  • English
  • 25 April 2017

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