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The Day After Forever by Erin Skiffington!
The Day After Forever is an emotional story centering around four teenagers who discover and demonstrate the true meaning of friendship. It illustrates the agony surrounding horrific events and how friendship will always stand strong against the circumstances.
Jeff has leukemia. The whole purpose of organising the holiday down to Lake Tarawera was so he could spent the last moments of his life in the same place where his parents died. Yet he cannot help but fall for Courtney - who is shy, pretty, yet secretive. No matter how her friends try to help, she shies away - sheltering her secret from them as best as possible.
Eddie is confident, handsome - a regular "babe magnet"; and he is also attracted to Courtney, and concerned about her. He is also the one who knows about Jeff's plight and the seriousness of it.
Toni is loud, outgoing... and she knows it. She also knows that if it weren't for her, Eddie would be floating in the clouds somewhere.
Skiffington unites these four teenagers to bring loyalty and friendship. As events unfold, Jeff drifts further towards the end of the line, and time begins to run out.
A debut novel from a fourteen year old New Zealand writer which will tug on your heart strings and definitely get the waterworks going. This is a summer holiday that you will never forget. (summary from Goodreads)
It was published way back in 1997 when I was in high school and is one of my all time favourite books. This book is why I love contemporary YA! Skiffington is from New Zealand, which is one of the reasons I think it's pretty unknown, and she was only 14 years old when she wrote it. Blows my mind! It's all about friendship, love, loss and the kinds of bonds that can never be broken. READ IT! Me, I think I'm due a re-read...
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