Saturday, August 26, 2006

Exit Point

Exit Point, Laura Langston
http://www.lauralangston.com/

YA/Canadian

The story begins just after the main character, Logan, has died in a car crash. The premise is that each person has several potential “exit points” in their life where they can choose to die. This character “chose” his second point, although his conscious mind cannot register that he has made the choice. He was afraid of what the next few years would require of him. His guide and his dead grandmother show him that in the afterlife, like in life itself, each person has choices to make. And, even in death, he can try to protect his younger sister who is being molested by an uncle.

A short read, and quite gripping. It took me awhile to get into the story, but after the first 20 pages or so I became enmeshed in the enfolding drama. Perhaps not the best book of the year, but potentially worth a read.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Ooh, I like anything with a New Age-y slant to it! :)