The Next Together
Written by Lauren James
Part of the The Next Together Series
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September 2015 Debut of the Month At once a sweeping love story and a high-concept page-turner, this ambitious, accomplished debut resonates long after the story has ended.
Teenagers Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. And during their incarnations – the Crimean War, the Siege of Carlisle and the speculative near-futures of 2019 and 2039 – they are destined to meet, fall madly in love, and change the course of history for the better, though in so doing they lose one another, and themselves, over and over and over.
Innovatively told through prose, letters, emails, articles and social media posts, this expansive debut is rich in both historical detail and thought-provoking hypotheses. The multi-narrative structure and compelling, question-driven plot (How many times must Katherine and Matthew die to save the world? Will their next time together be different?)will appeal to readers with a wide range of tastes and interests, from historical fiction and romance, to speculative fiction and time slip mysteries. Moreover, Katherine and Matthew’s extraordinary love and heart-breaking predicament speaks to the romantic in us all. ~ Joanne Owen
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Ayesha - 'The Next Together is a unique, gripping and exciting novel which will keep you hooked from the very first page.'
- Octavia Sharman - 'I throughly Enjoyed The Next Together - it was a brilliant read and very gripping.'
- Delilah Acworth - 'It's beautiful, simple and so thought provoking'
- Georgia Walters - 'I was hooked from the opening pages.'
- Edel Waugh - 'I love this modern day story of time travel and the awesome characters at the centre of it all. A must read for all time travel fans.'
- Millie Finbow - 'If you love History and stories about people you will enjoy this. It jumps backwards and forwards in time too.'
The Next Together by Lauren James
A powerful and epic debut novel about fate and the timelessness of first love.
Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times can you lose the person you love? For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different...
“Funny, romantic and compulsively readable.” The Bookseller
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
More books by Lauren James
Walker Books Ltd
3rd September 2015
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