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Never Ending

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How can she live with what she did?

Shiv's best mate, her younger brother, Declan, died while their family was on holiday in Greece. Shiv doesn't know how to live any more - she can only feel self-hatred; she is tormented by guilt. Now she finds herself at the Korsakoff Clinic, with five other teens and young adults who are undergoing a most unorthodox therapy, which is often painful. But this is Shiv's last chance - the clinic must help her find a way to live again. But first, their methods will make her face what really happened to her brother.
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Product details

  • 13+
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 25mm | 311g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 1406329924
  • 9781406329926
  • 540,451

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Flip swept us all along. Thanks to Martyn Bedford's masterly balance of tension and wit, this unique fusion of the surreal and the everyday proved utterly convincing. * Judges' Shortlist citation, Costa Children's Book Award * Bedford's taut style and psychological insight make Flip a gripping thriller. -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Flip is an amazing book. The plot is thrilling and the characters are superb. I absolutely adored this book ... a must read. * The Guardian online edition * Bedford has written a profound and moving novel ... which makes you think a little differently. * Books for Keeps * Bedford skillfully pushes and pulls at the reader's emotions while carefully revealing the details of the backstory and the aftermath until the two converge. Hand this compelling novel to readers who thrive on complex narratives. * Booklist * Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. * Kirkus Reviews * Explores the raw edges of bereavement and grief in a funny, moving, no-nonsense and yet supremely sensitive novel . . . Honest to the point of painful, brutal in its confrontations with unbearable loss and wise in its emotional insight. . . Bedford tackles an emotive subject with finesse, subtlety and deep empathy, allowing past and present to merge into a tough but beautiful and beguiling story * Lancashire Evening Post * A brilliant and wonderful read . . . if you're just someone who likes thrilling and captivating stories, then you are likely to enjoy this as well. Never Ending is a well-written novel that will pull you in, keep you on the edge of your seat, and make you emotionally invested in the characters before you even witness it happening * Day Dreamers Thoughts * This is an honest and truthful account of grief and healing and all the characters are so well drawn that this becomes an intense reading experience with genuine psychological insights for thoughtful teenagers -- Joy Court * School Zone * An acutely observed, meticulous rendering of a mind in crisis and a family at war with itself. It's particularly memorable for its affecting contrast of before and after, alternating flashbacks . . .[an] utterly arresting read * Metro * A fine and serious novel * Books for Keeps * Relentlessly thrilling . . . will keep you glued to the page with anticipation * Bath Chronicle * Bedford's writing drew me into his story and I felt that I was far closer to Shiv than I normally am in third-person narratives * The Book Bag * An acutely observed, meticulous rendering of a mind in crisis and a family at war with itself. It's particularly memorable for its affecting contrast of before and after, alternating flashbacks . . . [an] utterly arresting read * Metro * A moving portrayal of love and loss, beautifully written. * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read *
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About Martyn Bedford

Martyn Bedford is the author of Flip, his award-winning debut novel for teens, as well as five books for adults which have been translated into twelve languages, and numerous short stories. A former journalist, he now teaches on the English and Writing programme at Leeds Trinity University College and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Martyn lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire with his wife and two daughters. Visit his website at www.martynbedford.com
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451 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 21% (96)
4 39% (176)
3 27% (121)
2 10% (45)
1 3% (13)
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