Missing Tyler by Tamara Palmer
Publication Date: February 28th 2017
Blurb from Goodreads: Summer break has just begun and Kit Carlin is on her way to a funeral — to bury her twin brother. Kit has to find a way to put the broken puzzle of her life back together following Tyler’s death. She navigates through grief and family trauma by finding support in unexpected places, and in a growing understanding of what comes after life. There’s laughter and tears, summer beach time on the New Jersey shore, and the complicated “rollercoaster” of young love, jealousy, and sex. The joys and pains of Kit’s fifteenth summer lead her through a unique journey of recovery and self-discovery — and leave her changed forever.
Cover Page: I loved it. It is decent and reflects the emotions of the book.
Plot: It was strong and came right through from the heart. Emotions were described beautifully. It was filled with self realisation, betrayal, death, spiritual and a lots and lots of drama which was not overly dramatic too.
- “The reincarnation that I believe in simply means that a person never dies,” she said. “We may leave this human form, but our soul cannot die.”
- Sometimes, we have a deeper sense of a different truth, a truth that we come to all on our own, no matter what our religious upbringing may teach us, those truths don’t ring true.
- Maybe there was nothing beyond our life here after all: no heaven , no hell, no reincarnation. We come from the earth and we return to it to break down when we die.
- “Why do we kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong?”
Overall: The book is filled with a lot of spirituality other than the usual genre, which I found really intriguing as it’s not seen much today. One-fourth of my endorsement was because of that only.
The story is about Kit, how she cope with the death of her twin brother and how it changed her life. Not only her life, her whole surrounding changed too. She gone from being a shadow to a being of her own in this book. Her character felt so real that I was crying if she did too.
Only problem I had with this book was, Kit’s age was supposed of be 15 which I found a little awkward as there are some intimate scenes too ( don’t worry it’s still an YA book.). I don’t know how kids age in western countries but from where I’m, it was a little awkward reading it.
I would recommend this book strongly. 🙂
**Received this book in exchange of an honest review from the author. Thank you!**