On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Pages – 340
Released – 14th July 2016
Publisher – Sphere
The words “a love story like no other” are written on this book, and it is exactly that!
Evie Snow quietly passes away whilst surrounded by her family. As Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven she is greeted with a problem. She has somehow become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door to her apartment will not open. The only way she can pass through her door is by making her soul light enough. To do this she must share her secrets, secrets she has kept to herself for over fifty years.
This book is outstanding. It didn’t capture me right away but as I read more and more I got caught up into a story that I did no want to end. The characters in this book are extremely likeable. As a reader you are drawn into this magical world of secrets and mysteries you want to know the answer to. You are left guessing throughout the book as to what is going to happen which I think is brilliant.
The only thing I struggled with in this book is its chapter form. We flip between past-life and present-life Evie which confused me at first. It is a form I am not familiar with and therefore struggled with it. But as the book went on I got used to its form and quite enjoyed it.
I can’t write this review without mentioning that author Carrie Hope Fletcher. This is the first novel that she has written and a brilliant first novel at that. Carrie is a huge inspiration to me as she is to many other teenagers, which I feel shows through this novel. Evie Snow has hints of Carrie showing throughout and makes Evie a very inspirational character.
Overall, this book is astonishing. Once you get into it you will not want to put it down. It will leave a lasting impression on you for sure. This womens fiction/ young adult book is one you should definitely give a read.
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