Past Forward by Chautona Havig
Alone without friends or family to comfort her after the death of her mother, Willow Finley’s idyllic life is over—and just beginning.
When Willow Finley awakes on a hot summer morning, she is unprepared for the grief that awaits her. Jerked from a life of isolation with her mother, Willow learns what alone really means when she finds her mother still in her bed, never to awaken again in this life.
From the moment Willow arrives in the police station with her startling announcement, Chad Tesdall fights the friendship he knows he can’t avoid.
Follow as Willow’s story unfolds past forward.
Release on 3 Jul 2012, Past Forward is a poignant and compelling. At 58 pages it can be read rather quickly. It written as a serial, so there is definitely more to come. Because it ends with a cliffhanger, that’s begging to be explored.
I instantly felt a connection with this character Willow. Although she’s socially awkward, she is extremely intelligence and observe; even more so than the people around her. She was so self-sufficient. It made me question the wasteful time we as a society spends on modern conveniences.
It’s more of a short story rather than a novel. I think it can be enjoyed by people 12 and up. For younger kids it could be used to explain dead and how people move on from it. The only thing that may be objectionable to some if discussion in a family setting is Willow’s conception she is the product of rape. Every Thursday, the next installment will be released.
I give Past Forward 4 out 5.