A TEACHER ONCE told my creative-writing class that every good story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Well, duh.
But once I’d made up my mind to write this particular story, I realized that the rule might not be so simple to follow. Naturally, I wanted to tell my story from my point of view, so I couldn’t really start at the beginning, because I wasn’t around when it all began, I wasn’t even born yet. So I decided to kick off my tale at the point when I first realized that my life was interesting enough to make a story. Or maybe just
“Kaye’s book is an imaginative and satirical offering.”—Booklist
“There’s a little political commentary, a little Machiavellianism, a little about responsibility and guilt and loyalty, but the weighty issues are handled with a light touch, thanks to Jessica, whose wry observations and dialogue keep the narrative snappy. And though the premise may be out there, Kaye’s version of hell makes total sense (an Agatha Christie mystery with the last section ripped out? Perfect). This is one hell worth visiting.”—Horn Book Review
“The story moves quickly, offering a very different view of Hell than readers have ever imagined. Brad and Jessica are entertaining characters, and readers will cheer them on as they attempt to save the world and work through their rocky relationship.”—School Library Journal