The Wanderer

£8.99

The Wanderer is a very moving and compelling YA romance.  This is a heart rending love story that crosses between life and the afterlife.

Fifteen-year-old Maggie is in foster care following the death of her mother.  She regularly visits her beloved grandmother, who is in a care home, following her slip into dementia.  Ryder loves Maggie from afar.  When Ryder saves her life, Maggie can’t help but fall in love with him. The only problem is that Ryder is a ‘wanderer’, a soul that exists only as a spectre…he has been dead for five years.

At turns unsentimental, passionate and immensely moving, The Wanderer takes a fresh look at first love and growing up.  It also raises important questions about life and death.

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The Wanderer

Josie Williams

(Firefly Press)

Nothing can stand in the way of love, not even death.  Essentially alone in the world, Maggie only has her visits to her grandmother to look forward to.  Now in foster care following the death of her mother, Maggie’s relationship with her Nan, now in a care home is vital to her.  Walking home after a visit she narrowly avoids being knocked down by a truck.  She is astonished to find that the most popular boy in school has saved her life.  Having admired him from afar, she has no idea why he is suddenly acting like a different person.
Meanwhile, stuck between life and death, Ryder spends his days wandering around unseen by the living.  He is a wanderer, a lost soul, but capable of amazing powers.  He in turn has admired Maggie from afar.  When he sees her walk towards danger, Ryder breaks the number one Wanderer’s rule: he saves her life.  He has intervened in the ‘real’ world.  He finds however, that this intervention brings an opportunity to get close to Maggie.  It is an opportunity he decides not to forego.  But how can a wanderer and a living girl ever reach their happily ever after?
This is a heart-wrenching teenage romance, spiced with a touch of the paranormal.  It is a moving, compelling and quite unique romance dealing with first love and growing up.
Josie Williams’ web site is available here.

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