The Stars From Me to You

By Nicole Bea
Nevermore Press
Ages 8–12

Author Nicole Bea is an accomplished novelist and short-story writer specializing in middle-grade fiction, and this novel may be her most ambitious (and poignant) yet. Thirteen-year-old Rion was riding his bike when a truckdriver hit him. Now, he’s stuck in Limbo—a cosmic void between heaven and “not-so-good heaven.” Is there any way out? His twin sister Bellamie may be able to save him, but first she has to learn the truth both about the accident and herself. Thoughtful and sensitive, with a surprisingly deft treatment of very weighty subjects, this book is a good entry point for discussions about life, death, personal responsibility, and sexual identity.

Read more from our Summer 2020 edition of Our Children.

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