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.
While 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.
What he learns on his journey helps him to come to terms with not only his sister’s mortality but also how he and his family and friends cope with that most compelling of questions: what lies beyond?
Beyond, the debut novel by Georgia Springate, is a touchingly compelling and uplifting coming-of-age story about love, loss and discovery.
An emotional journey through one boy’s quest to come to terms with his sister’s illness, it will appeal to readers both young and old, in particular fans of The Fault in our Stars.