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Tyler’s not the type of teenager who spends much time considering the paranormal. Abandoned by his parents and living in a foster home, he’s consumed by the tragedy of his own life. It’s not until eight-year-old Sawyer enters the home that Tyler begins to wonder if there’s more to human existence than life and death. Is there, in fact, something in between? Determined to l ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published March 9th 2013 by Laughing Boy Fiction (first published March 1st 2013)
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Kirstie
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teen boys interested in world war 2 and the paranormal
Recommended to Kirstie by: Found it on Amazon
His Life Abiding by Marsh Myers is a YA book about a teen who gets involved with a reincarnation mystery. The main character is named Tyler and he lives in a group home somewhere in New England. He gets kinda obsessed with another boy who moves into the home because he seems to have some strange info about German uboats which were used in the second world war. He is helped by the librarian at his school and his older foster brother who doesn't really believe him at first but as they look into th ...more
Dawn Sweeney o'leary
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a tremendous debut teen novel for Mr. Myers! His characters are realistic, and Myers’ is able to weave a story which does not disappoint. Sawyer is a child who is in a situation of life after death, a drowning that occurred some years passed during World War II. A haunting tale with a supernatural twist that starts out innocently enough, and is able to chronicle the friendship that develops between Tyler and Sawyer with events that turn back the hands of time to World War II. Tyler wants to ...more
Ian Kerr
Jul 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA
Recommended to Ian by: Amazon.com
When you think of YA paranormal fiction you probably think of vampires, werewolves and demons. Let's face it that's what hot right now. But His Life Abiding by Marsh Meyers is something different because it deals with reincarnation. The mystery part of the book isnt right in your face. It's something you have to work through with the main character called Tyler who's a troubled teen living in a foster home. He thinks one of the other boys in his group home is reincarnated from a WWII German Uboa ...more
John
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My friend recommended this one to me and I think i liked it even more than she did. A very engaging book with a great sense of humor and addressing a subject I've never heard about before. Well done!
Kyle Beltz
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Uboats, lighthouses, graveyards, and teenagers looking for murderers of guys who were murdered a long time ago. Oh yes. And reincarnation. Good stuff, seriously.
Manny
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good book which really kept my attention. Lots of engaging characters and an interesting story.
Denise R
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun read with engaging characters and a very unusual plot.
Dino Heart
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not so much a historical novel as one that draws from history, His Life Abiding is a YA title very suitable for middle school and high school readers interested in the second world war. The historical parts are drawn in "flashbacks" starting with the sinking of a German submarine and the rescue of one of its crew named Ehren by US Navy forces. Ehren, an anti-Nazi, goest o work for the Navy as a "Stool Pigeon" or spy who tricks info out of other POWS. His story runs against that of a troubled fos ...more
Trey
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. For a YA novel it actuallyhas a pretty complex plot that I dont think talks down to the reader. You actually to have to have a little bit of a brain to read this as it touches on some topics from history especially the Battle of the Atlantic in which German uboats hunted other ships. The plot's a little like a crime novel which I really enjoyed because I enjoy that kind of fiction too. The main character actually has to do some real legwork to solve the mystery where ...more
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Marsh Myers is a writer, artist, photographer, father to a pack of daredevil boys, and an unapologetic nerd.

He is the author of the young adult paranormal thrillers, His Life Abiding (2013) and The Men in the Trees (2014). In late 2016, he launched Dark & Fevered Dreams, a YA supernatural storytelling experience which combines graphic novels and online materials.

His third YA novel, My Summ
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