Betwixt and Between
Jessica Stilling's debut novel. Peter Pan meets The Lovely Bones in this beautifully rendered and emotionally devastating debut novel about where children go when they die. Betwixt and Between follows three intertwining narratives: that of Preston Tumbler, a ten-year-old boy who is poisoned by a neighbor and wakes up in Neverland, where he finds himself—along with a group of other deceased children—under the watchful eye of Peter Pan; Preston's mother, Claire, in the real world, as she deals with the loss of her son; and a family in Victorian London as they wait for their little girl to awake from a coma, a family whose neighbor happens to be Peter Pan author JM Barrie.
"Stilling’s take on this familiar tale is provocative and poignant, rich with emotion and powerfully described, laced with profound contemplations about dying too soon and growing up too quickly."
- Publisher's Weekly
"At turns happy and unbearably sad, Betwixt and Between is a beautifully realized reimagining of a classic story that will enchant readers as the original did. "
- Booklist starred review