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Beyond

A Ghost Story
McNamee, Graham (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Beyond
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Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but Jane knows the truth: her shadow is trying to kill her.
Authors: McNamee, Graham
Title: Beyond
a ghost story
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 226 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Jane has attempted suicide more than once, but Jane knows the truth: her shadow is trying to kill her.
ISBN: 0375851658
9780375851650
0385906870
9780385906876
0385737750
9780385737753
Statement of Responsibility: Graham McNamee
Subject Headings: Ghosts Fiction. Near-death experiences Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Ghosts
Near-death experiences
LCCN: 2011043610
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Aug 17, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed Beyond. The main premise of the book is that Jane's shadow isn't just a shadow: it has tried to kill her a few times, which everyone else thinks are suicide attempts. The first part of the book is told a little out of order, with a lot of flashbacks and explanations, which I liked. The sentient shadow idea was scary, and the characters worked well. I'd recommend this to people who like horror fiction, and especially people who have read Graham McNamee's other books.

Feb 17, 2014
  • Pineapples97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing book, really fast paced and interesting.

Lexi is the only person who knows the grim secret of her best friend, Jane. She knows the truth behind Jane’s near-fatal “accidents” – why she swallowed drain cleaner, grabbed a live wire, almost threw herself under a moving train and most recently, aimed a nail gun at her own head.

People in Jane’s community think that she tried to kill herself on these occasions, but Lexi knows better.

Jane’s shadow has been trying to kill her. More than once, it has pushed her into danger. In the most recent incident, there were a few seconds before the doctors could bring Jane back to life. During those seconds, she could sense a malevolent “something” waiting for her in the darkness. What did it want? Now Jane wonders if she is being haunted by a force from beyond the grave – a force which may have taken over her shadow.

Then Jane crosses paths with a real-life serial killer, and her next “accident” is far more horrible than anything she could have imagined.

Graham McNamee’s skillful mix of the real and the paranormal makes this dark horror thriller truly terrifying. As the tension builds, it is almost impossible to put the book down – or to stop thinking about the story when it’s over!

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