Never Gone

Never Gone

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Teen artist Dani Deane feels like the universe has imploded when her father dies. Days after his death, she sees him leafing through sketches in her room, roaming the halls at church, wandering his own wake. Is grief making her crazy? Or is her dad adrift between this world and the next, trying to contact her? Dani longs for his help as she tries and fails to connect with her workaholic mother. Her pain only deepens when astonishing secrets about her family history come to light. But Dani finds a surprising ally in Theo, the quiet guy lingering in the backstage of her life. He persistently reaches out as Dani's faith falters, her family relationships unravel, and she withdraws into a dangerous obsession with her father's ghostly appearances. Will she let her broken, prodigal heart find reason to hope again? From the skyscrapers of New York to the sheep-dotted English countryside, NEVER GONE explores life after loss with emotional honesty, humor, and a touch of romance. "NEVER GONE is a ghost story for a new generation - a twisty journey through a young girl's battle with death, grief, and the discovery of family secrets that threaten to undo her world. Garver tackles difficult subjects with depth and grace, weaving the complexities of faith with the complexities of growing up." --Heidi Willis, author of Some Kind of Normalshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1479205079
  • 9781479205073
  • 1,253,883

About Laurel Garver

Laurel Garver holds degrees in English and journalism and earns a living as a magazine editor. She enjoys quirky independent films, word games, British television, Celtic music, and mentoring teens at her church. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.show more

Rating details

54 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 39% (21)
4 37% (20)
3 19% (10)
2 0% (0)
1 6% (3)

Our customer reviews

DNF - 0 stars Where I stopped reading: Location 585 of 1154 on the e-Book app of my iPhone. Why I stopped reading: The book got progressively less novel-like and more trying-to-convert-me-like the more I read. Somewhere between the heroine being damned for seeing a ghost and being advised that a â??scientificâ?? way of thinking was inferior to religion and ultimately incorrect, my heart hurt so much I had to stop. Listen. Faith and science arenâ??t opposites â?? Iâ??m a big fan of both â?? but when one starts judging the other (no matter which side you start on) no one wins. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)show more
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