Book of Tomorrow
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Spoiled, tempestuous sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin has always gotten everything she s ever wanted. Born into the lap of luxury she has a designer wardrobe, a mansion with a swimming pool, and a group of popular friends. Comfortable in the here and now, Tamara has never had to look ahead towards tomorrow.
But the sudden death of her father — with an empty bottle of whiskey and empty bottle of pills — irrevocably shakes Tamara s world. Suddenly all that s left of Tamara s old life is a mountain of debt. The threat of repossession forces her and her mother to sell everything and move to the country to live with Tamara s Uncle and Aunt. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their new home is a million miles away from the world of Tamara s childhood.
With Tamara s mother locked in her room grieving, and Rosaleen — Tamara s aunt — hovering worriedly with mountains of food, Tamara is lonely and bored, longing to return to the past. It feels as though the loss of Tamara s father s tomorrows took all of hers with him. The only change in her day-to-day routine is a traveling library run by a cute boy, Marcus. Drawn at first to Marcus s looks, Tamara s attention soon turns elsewhere. Standing out of all the books is a large leather bound book; brown and thick, with no author s name or title along the spine. Even more intriguing, it has a gold clasp and padlock that won’t budge. After several attempts Tamara finally wrestles the book open, and what she finds within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its very core.
Compelling, charming, and told in Cecelia Ahern s signature style, The Girl of Tomorrow is an utterly unique story about grief, loss, and how sometimes it takes tomorrow to get us through today.