📚Boo by Neil Smith
⚪️Source: e-copy courtesy of Windmill Books via NetGalley- thank you!
⚪️Blurb: When Oliver “Boo” Dalrymple wakes up in heaven, the eighth-grade science geek thinks he died of a heart defect at his school. But soon after arriving in this hereafter reserved for dead thirteen-year-olds, Boo discovers he’s a ‘gommer’, a kid who was murdered. What’s more, his killer may also be in heaven. With help from the volatile Johnny, a classmate killed at the same school, Boo sets out to track down the mysterious Gunboy who cut short both their lives.
In a heartrending story written to his beloved parents, the odd but endearing Boo relates his astonishing heavenly adventures as he tests the limits of friendship, learns about forgiveness and, finally, makes peace with the boy he once was and the boy he can now be.
⚪️My Review: There are books that are made to give you a different perspective, to allow you to take in the words and turn them into what hurt you have and let them soothe you. There are books that are unbelievably courageous and wondrous that they inspire you, baffle you, but most importantly teach you. There are books that are made for film. Boo is that book.
Without a doubt the best book I have ever read in my entire life. Five stars could never do it justice.