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Dec 15, 2015

What's New? A World Without You by Beth Revis


 



Beth Revis is one of my favorite authors out there. So, I’m dying to read her first contemporary book. It sounds so heartbreaking.
Check it out!

Expected publication: July 19th 2016 by Razorbill

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17285330-the-last-time-we-say-goodbye 

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending The Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers."

At The Academy, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. 

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it's his job to save her.  

Not since Ned Vizzini’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story has there been such a heartrending depiction of mental illness. In her first contemporary novel, Beth Revis guides readers through the mind of a young man struggling to process his grief as he fights his way through his delusions. As Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofia, he has to decide whether to face his demons head-on, or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.


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  1. Hmmmm. I'm happy she has a new book but not sure if this is for me. I'm not such a fan of superpowers stories or of time travel. But I look forward to hearing your take - maybe you will convince me to give it a try!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I've heard this is more like a contemporary story, but we'll see. I hope it's amazing! :D

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