Last Chance Angel

Last Chance Angel

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When Jess is knocked off her bicycle she finds her self at the gates of Heaven early - before her actual death date. Striking a deal with the angel on duty she is allowed to return to earth to visit her friends and family in invisible ghost form, until she's due back to the Pearly gates. But Jess soon learns more about her friends and family than she ever realised and ultimately she is faced with a real life or death more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 300g
  • Templar Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848772998
  • 9781848772991
  • 449,623

About Alex Gutteridge

Alex Gutteridge has had nine books published for children. She has written young fiction, a novel for pre-teens and a ghost story for reluctant readers. Her novel OVEN CHIPS FOR TEA was turned into a play for Radio 4. Her other book, LAST CHANCE ANGEL, has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association 2014 YA award and the Essex Book Award 2014. Alex lives in Leicester with her husband and three children. When she isn't writing, she is a practising reflexologist. Follow Alex at or on Twitter: more

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A moving story of friendship and family told through a unique teen battling with 'the other side'. Gutteridge presents Jessica as a fiery teenager that's independent yet worries how others view her. Over the book, she evolves and develops as different secrets and truths are revealed to her. Gutteridge has produced a great book with the perfect balance of humour, serenity and love. Overall, I recommend the book to anyone wanting to sit down with an easy read. Neave Dowling A very touching book about friendship and love. -- AOIFE WESTON Kiss magazine This type of life/death, partial-return-to-earth is not easy to handle, but the author achieves it with considerable success. Her teenage characters are convincing and their problems poignantly expressed, while her strong narrative disguises a number of seemingly incidental, but nonetheless valid moral messages. Leicester Mercury It's such a poignant story for young teens that you can't help reading parts of it with a lump in your throat. Make sure you have your tissues at the ready. -- Jayne Howarth Manchester Evening News "It's a heart-warming story that really makes you think about how well you know the ones you love, yet it isn't overly sentimental or sickly sweet." -- Hazel Holmes Chicklish 'an emotional yet not draining story about grief, love and forgiveness.' Luna's Little Libraryshow more

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226 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 27% (62)
4 32% (73)
3 27% (61)
2 8% (17)
1 6% (13)
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