ABOUT WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS
Publication date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an angel-filled afterlife, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the sky.
Instead of going up, the journey plunges her into the past. As she unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal, she must face the truth about life and find the strength to forgive the unforgivable — unless the staircase breaks her first.
ABOUT STACY STOKES:
Stacy Stokes attended the University of Texas at Austin and The Wharton School of Business. She grew up in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband. WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS is her first novel.
When I started this book, I thought it was going to be sort of the teenaged version of It’s A Wonderful Life (which is great, because I love that movie). After dying, teenager Taylor is forced to climb an enormous stone staircase – all she can do is go up as she gets glimpses of her new reality and is faced with the ghosts of her past as they appear on the staircase. Memories, both good and bad, take her through the decisions she made in her life.
This is not your typical “teenager girl” problems book which I can find insipid and irritating if not done correctly. This is a really good book and the writing is really well done. The characters are relatable and realistically flawed, but at the same time not stock or stereotypical, which I occasionally find in books of this genre.
I was left with questions of “Who would be on my staircase?” and what moments would show up as the best and worst in my life. I do recommend this book – it’s worth the investment and it’s definitely a page-turner.
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