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Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

Touching the Surface

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As my head broke the surface it all became clear. I had died… again.

Touching the Surface. What happens when we die…?

Original and unpredictable, this is a beautifully written novel of love, forgiveness and coming to terms with who we really are. The story was revealed slowly, layer by layer and I was kept captivated throughout and seduced by the depth of the characters.

I particularly loved the story word of the Obmil and the idea that our souls undergo emotional growth along their journey to the afterlife.4 Star


Recommended age: 13+

Title: Touching the SurfaceTouching the Surface
Author: Kimberly Sabatini
Publication Date: 30 October 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Giveaway on author’s website during The YA Scavenger hunt

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When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right. Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed and people she’s killed. 

As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves, even if it means losing them both forever.    — Extract from Goodreads.com

The fact that I received this copy of this book from the author does not influence my policy to write an honest review.

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  1. I haven’t heard of this one before, I will definitely have to check it out
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I’m so happy you loved it. <3 You've completely made my day. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review–it means a lot to me.

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