Death is an indiscriminate consumer. It doesn’t give a crap about how young you are, or how strong, or how smart … No, it wants you to be scared. Or falling in love at exactly the wrong time.
When Abby trades the city for a wholesome new life on the coast, she thinks she has left her disease behind her. She meets soulful surfer Jesse, whose communion with the sea unnerves her. But just as their friendship blurs into something magical, Abby relapses.
Neuroblastoma is a disease that doesn’t play by the rules. And as her past threatens to swallow her future, Abby must fend it off alone. But if she pushes Jesse away, she could lose more than just her life.
The Other Side of Tomorrow is a story about love, flipping assumptions inside out and believing in the possibility of eternity.
"This novel was so captivating that I felt I was on the verge of losing one of my own friends ... I lost count of how many times I cried." ~ Anne Johnston, reader, 37
"The Other Side of Tomorrow has to be my absolute favourite book. For a non-reader who rarely shows emotion whilst reading, this effortless page-turner had me sobbing uncontrollably. I felt an overwhelming connection with the characters, their journey and incredible relationship. Hayley Lawrence is an eloquent writer, who took me on a rollercoaster ride that blew my mind. I felt privileged to be part of Abby's world and will forever be connected to this evoking novel. I can't recommend this book enough." Shelley Feltham, reader, 36
"In reading The Other Side of Tomorrow, I was taken on a journey with Abby. Her innermost thoughts were how I imagined I'd feel too, if confronted with the biggest challenge of my life. So raw the emotions in the mind of a teenage girl on the cusp of a future that cannot be assumed. A confronting realisation of how arrogant it is to assume an entitlement to a future. A box of tissues is recommended whilst reading." ~ Karen O'Connor, reader, 60
"Just brilliant! A beautiful storytelling of an ordinary girl who goes through a less than ordinary journey of discovering the truth of dealing with what life throws at you. Superbly written, and one you will not be able to put down." ~ Jan Moulay, reader, 34
"Hayley Lawrence writes in such a way that makes you feel these characters could be someone next door or in your community. It's an insightful reflection on both life and death and the relationships we encounter along the way." ~ April Holman-Lee, author, 48
"This book is a touching story about the importance of love and life in the face of death. I was very impressed when I read this book. The story has a strong plot, is beautifully written and is a real tearjerker. It was a beautiful story; about hope, angers. About trust and friendship. And about family and promises." ~ Grace Abell, reader, 15
"A beautiful and touching novel. I cried like a baby." ~ Hannah Johnston, reader, 16
"Provocative, confronting, hits you right in the heart. Abby's trials are as rough as she is loveable. I was reeled into her universe from the first page and wanted to spend every second by her side, to whatever end." ~ David H Black, author, 29
"A thoroughly enjoyable read. A novel that lingers in the mind. Very entertaining - a real page turner." ~ Mary Dean, reader, 67
"One of the most moving and emotional books I have ever read. You cannot read The Other Side of Tomorrow without being deeply touched." ~ Chad Lawrence, reader, 35