Minus Me

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Review

Linda first sees the pale, dark-haired boy with hypnotic eyes on the tram, then again at the swimming pool. As she steps off the highest diving board into thin air, her heart - literally - stops. She's resuscitated, but diagnosed with an incurable heart condition.

Forced to contemplate a future without herself in it - minus me - Linda attacks her wish-list for her 13th year; kissing boys, parties, danger, travelling unaccompanied. But the boy, Zak, keeps turning up, even when she runs away, accompanied by danger and strange coincidences. Who, or what, is he: an angel, or something else?

Intense, poetic, immediate, Linda's voice is distinctive and determined in this gripping, sensitive exploration of big issues - living, dying, loving, the nature of good and evil.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Playing with Fire

Author: Henning Mankell Translator: Anna Paterson

Sofia is growing up and is ready to fall in love. When the mysterious 'Moonboy' appears, he seems to be the answer to Sofia's prayers, but is he real, or just a figment of her imagination?

Read more about Playing with Fire

The Midnight Palace

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon Translator: Lucia Graves

In Calcutta in 1916, after the deaths of both their parents in bizarre circumstances, two babies are separated at birth.

Read more about The Midnight Palace