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3.49  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Heaven? Hell? Purgatory? Reincarnation? Ghosts? Buried? Nothing . . .?

Some of today's leading writers for teens have come together to ask, what happens after you die?
Will you go out with a bang? Or find a peace that only you can see?
Is heaven spending eternity reliving your happiest memories? Or is your future in someone else's thoughts?
Could it even be that you leave a p
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Andersen
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Sarah Broadley
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have always wondered what happens next. What happens to you when you close your eyes for the last time? Do you drift away or do you become part of another world? This book is full of such examples, a mind-blowing collection of the 'ah, so this is what happens when you die'. I'm not sure which path I will choose, if indeed there is one there for me to take when the time comes but I found this book a fantastic glimpse into what might happen through the eyes of some very famous authors. Let's fac ...more
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Starbursting by Julie Bertagna - 5/5
Green Fields by Johnathan Stroud - 4/5
'These Are The Yolks, Folks!' by Philip Ardagh - 4/5
Surface Water by Gillian Philip - 4/5
The Receiving End by Malorie Blackman - 3/5
The Fallen by Sally Nicholls - 3/5
Can't You Sleep? by Frank Cottrell Boyce - 2/5
Burying Barker by Keith Gray - 3/5
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-teen-fiction
This is a book with short stories imagining how those who have died live on -- either in an afterlife or in people's memories. Several of the stories were quite moving (Starbusting by Bertanga was my favorite) but I must say I'm not a short story person. I just don't think there is enough time to identify with characters or themes, and the stories themselves are quickly forgotten.
Bree Yerbury
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
When I read this book I thought the rest of the stories would be as good first one, so this book left me really disappointed. I understand that the stories are about what happens after you do but I found that most of the stories were quite eerie and religious based.
Erin Horner
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
Some stories I liked, others I found boring and confusing.
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Some of the stories I liked better than others, although most focussed on a memory-based version of life after death rather than a place
Cody-Rochelle Morris
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reading this really made me question my beliefs about what actually does happen after death. Many of the stories in this novel were very moving. It's a good read, and I read it in two days!
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Keith Gray grew up in and around Grimsby on the east coast of England and decided he'd better take his writing ambition seriously after achieving 0% in his accountancy exams. His debut, 'Creepers', was published when he was only 24 and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Since then his books have either won or been shortlisted for awards all over the world including the Sankei Cultural ...more
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