TITLE: REALM 17
GENRE: YA paranormal
Death is a strange beast. You hear so many theories on what it’s like on the other side. Then you hear about those people who died for like a minute, and came back from the dead claiming they heard angels, saw a white light, or felt calm and peaceful.
It’s totally not true.
Realm 17 has been nothing but one big disappointment. Seriously, a boarding school for seventeen year old spirits is not where I thought dead people went.Plus, I never thought I would die at seventeen. It seems like yesterday I was on my dad’s plane coming from Milan. I’ve been trying to get back to find out what happened to my brother. Unfortunately here, I’m an outcast and getting what I want hasn’t been easy to come by. Any way I try, I can’t get to him. Mr. Biggins told me when I arrived, “Who you knew on Earth is not your concern now. They have their own path and you can’t interfere with that.” He also assured me I’m not a ghost that I’m energy except I look, feel and speak just like my last body. Words I thought I’d never hear in the same conversation—died and last body.
Apparently, your spirit comes here for rehabilitation. It’s not heaven or hell, its in-between. Since I screwed up so many times, I need to learn how to be a better spirit. That requires mind numbing classes of how to be kind and helpful.