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Forever Ends on Friday Reviews

Forever Ends on Friday by Justin Reynolds

Forever Ends on Friday

Justin Reynolds

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 21 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781509881024

Forever Ends on Friday is Justin. A. Reynolds' second novel, perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, Becky Albertalli, and John Green.

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
7 Feb 2021

"This what-if novel about loss celebrates life, asking the questions: what would you do with the rest of your life if you knew you were about to die? And would you want to know? "

Forever Ends on Friday is also about coming to terms with other griefs, and not letting fear sabotage friendships and relationships. It considers the morality of truth-telling, self-sacrifice and forgiveness. Written with warmth and wisdom, it is a lighter read than its theme suggests, notwithstanding lumps in the throat. Despite the sci-fi element, it is full of everyday American teenage reality, bantering dialogue, family repartee (notably between Jamal and his pregnant sister, Whit), comic details, romantic connection and, above all, having fun.