Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

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Experience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring.

When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right.

Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

About Kimberly Sabatini

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Kimberly Sabatini is a former special education teacher who is now a full-time mom and a part-time dance instructor. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three sons. Touching the Surface is her debut novel. Visit her at
Published October 30, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 354 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Also entering the Obmil is Elliot's best friend Julia (who has been with her throughout her two prior lives, but didn’t factor into her life as Elliot), the handsome, charismatic Oliver and the dark, brooding Trevor.

Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Touching the Surface

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(I’m talking about all ideas here–artistic, scientific, industrial, commercial, ethical, religious, political.) When an idea thinks it has found somebody–say, you–who might be able to bring it into the world, the idea will pay you a visit.

Feb 16 2016 | Read Full Review of Touching the Surface

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