What I liked:
What the author doesn’t try to do is explore what heaven might be like. Instead she creates a version of heaven on earth where relationship is everything. It is a remarkably simple story, and that is a strength. In many ways it raises more questions than it seeks to answer. As the protagonist learns lessons along the way we the readers are educated in an entertaining fashion as we follow in her trail. Can we apply such lessons to our lives before its too late, before our time is up? One would hope. A thoughtful story with a thought provoking premise. This story is yet another reminder that the youth among us have much to teach us, if only we allow ourselves to hear what they have to say.
What I didn’t like:
Having already admitted that I do not do well with ghosts in a novel, are there exceptions? Well, this is a ghost story!
What you should know:
This is not for children, in my opinion, as it focuses on death and the afterlife in a thoughtful yet frightening way. It also is very much about family, nuclear, traditional, and non-traditional.
Recommendation: Good Read