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Book of a Month to share with you!
Our current Book of the Month is
The Afterwards by A.F.Harrold illustrated by Emily Gravett
Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends. There's nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness. Then Ness dies. It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be?
When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that's what friends do isn't it? They rescue each other. They help. They never give up. Ember and Ness. That don't change.
A beautifully illustrated, darkly comic and moving tale of what happens when you lose someone you love and just how far you'll go to get them back. Friendship, family, love and loss intertwine in a narrative full of A.F.Harrold's distinctive style. This story will stay with you long after the final page. Published by Bloomsbury, read a full review here.
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