The In Between by Olivia Pierce
Tara Jenkins and Justin Westcroft used to be childhood BFFs. Now in high school, Justin’s a popular, all-star athlete, and Tara spends her days admiring him from afar. But when Tara saves Justin from nearly drowning in a freak accident, he’s unable to get her out of his mind. In no time at all, Tara and Justin fall deeply in love. And even though it’s only high school, they seem destined for a Happily Ever After.
Until tragedy strikes—and this time, Justin’s not so lucky.
Tara passes through her days as a shell of her former self: Justin’s dead, but she can still feel his presence, and she can’t seem to let him go.
But there’s a reason for that, and it’s not just grief: Justin is In Between, and he’s still holding on.
They say that when someone saves you, you’re tied to them for life. But what about the afterlife?
Praise for The In Between:
“The question I keep asking myself is how have I never heard of this book before? How have I not heard of Olivia Pierce before? ...keep on writing Olivia Pierce because I’ll be waiting for your next novel and trust me when I say I will be the first one to buy it!” — My Bookish Things
“What I did like about this book was how Pierce manages to get the right balance between realism and fantasy. It combines conventional young adult themes along with themes that are more unusual.” — The Great Catsby