If you could choose one person to bring back to life, who would it be?
Seventeen-year-old Lake Deveraux is the survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend and boyfriend. Now she faces an impossible choice. Resurrection technology changed the world, but strict laws allow just one resurrection per citizen, to be used on your eighteenth birthday or lost forever.
You only have days to decide.
For each grieving family, Lake is the best chance to bring back their child.
For Lake, it's the only way to reclaim a piece of happiness after her own family fell apart.
And Lake must also grapple with a secret--and illegal--vow she made years ago to resurrect someone else. Someone who's not even dead yet.
Who do you need most?
As Lake's eighteenth birthday nears, secrets and betrayals new and old threaten to eclipse her cherished memories. Lake has one chance to save a life . . . but can she live with her choice?
Three weeks before Lake Devereaux's 18th birthday, her best friend, Penny, and boyfriend, Will, are killed in a car accident. Baker (Teen Frankenstein) sets her novel in a near future where resurrection technology allows every 18-year-old to bring one person back to life, leaving Lake with a big, imminent decision. Further complicating her choice is a secret (and illegal) vow made to her family years before, in which she promised her resurrection to someone who hasn't yet died. The sweetness of Lake's burgeoning relationship with Ringo, a boy haunted by his own resurrection choice, counterbalances the story's themes of death and grief. Through Ringo, Lake's eyes open to a world outside her insular, long-standing friendship with Penny and Will. Baker never makes Lake's relationships with her late friends seem unimportant or childish as she delicately illustrates Lake's growing realization that life is for the living, even in a world in which death doesn't quite mean what it once did. Lake's journey of self-discovery is emotional and surprising, and will stay with readers. Ages 14 up.
Litterally my favorite book!!!
I could not put it down. Chandler Baker has such a beautiful, provoking, easy beach read way of writing. I felt like this book related to my life is so many ways (other than the sci-fi of course). Such good plot twists. I wish she would make a sequel to this book!!!! Can’t say enough good things. Its so hard to find books with this light-hearted, fun, teen vibe, but still is interesting and unpredictable. I wish I could relive reading this for the first time. Such great character depth as well.
If you have time to waste
Ok so not to be mean but what is this. This book has a fantastic concept that it does nothing with. To be nice the begging was good and so was the middle but the end 👎. Ok so it was like the author thought up the first two half’s and just winged the last half. So all in all if you like bad endings this is the book for you.