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Sunflowers in February

"This funny yet heartbreaking teen and YA novel movingly explores what happens when Lily dies in a car accident. The trouble is, Lily is really not sure at all if she wants to 'move on' . . . For fans of John Green and The Lovely Bones"

Lily has died in a car accident. The trouble is, Lily's really not at all sure she wants to 'move on' . . . This funny, heartbreaking novel is perfect if you loved John Green or The Lovely Bones.

Lily wakes up one crisp Sunday morning on the side of the road.

She has no idea how she got there. It is all very peaceful. And very beautiful. It is only when the police car, and then the ambulance, arrive and she sees her own body that she realises that she is in fact . . . dead.

But what is she supposed do now?

Lily has no option but to follow her body and she sees her family – her parents and her twin brother – start falling apart. And then her twin brother Ben gives her a once in a deathtime opportunity – to use his own body for a while. But will Lily give Ben his body back? She is beginning to have a rather good time . . .

A moving, startlingly funny and yet achingly sad debut novel from a stunning new talent.

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ISBN Ebook: 9781471406898
ISBN Paperback: 9781471406881

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Phyllida Shrimpton

Phyllida Shrimpton is a full-time mother of a teenage daughter and currently lives inEssex with her husband, their rescued Newfoundland and small badly behaved JackRussell.

She achieved a postgraduate degree in HumanResource Management, but soon jumped ship to work with teenagers, includingstudents with Asperger's syndrome, on an Essex-based agricultural college farmbefore eventually moving to live temporarily in the Netherlands. She is also anartist. Sunflowers in February isher first novel.