Book of the Month

I’m delighted and flattered that Lovereading4kids has chosen Never Ending as its Book of the Month for February. The influential books and reviews website offered the following very nice assessment of my novel: “An edgy, brilliantly told story with a strong teen-girl protagonist. How can Shiv live with what she did? An unforgettable story that will stay in readers’ minds long after they finish the book.”

It also carried a selection of reviews from young readers among its membership. Here are some of the things they said:

never-ending-uk-196x300Never Ending is a beautifully, skilfully written novel that plunges head-first into the true complexity of the aftermath of the death of a loved one. Shiv’s story is heart-wrenching and touching; with Bedford using her as the embodiment of guilt, loss and a tortured soul. Captivating and tearful from start to end, Never Ending is the perfect book for deep, emotional readers and an excellent book for readers looking to come out of their comfort zone. Definitely not a light read, Never Ending is a story that will stay with you forever. High praise to Bedford for a truly magnificent book.
Safiyah Davenport, age 15

What struck me about this book is how amazingly written it is – a truly masterful read! This book had me hooked from the start. I loved the mix of themes, from romance and happiness to despair and tragedy. I would highly recommend this book to readers aged 13 and up because any teenager would love this novel!
Alice Horncastle, age 13

A moving and thought provoking read.
Josh Hall, age 13

As much as it was a sad book it was also mysterious as well. This was a great book with a different topic to most, so read it!
Izzy Read, age 13

Never Ending is unputdownable, a truly astonishing novel. It is bitter sweet and heartfelt, haunting you long after you put it down.
Lola Bridgeman, age 16

This is a very sad and touching story. I can’t wait to read more of his books.
Karianne Turner, age 11

I did like this book. It was edgy and a great read. It has a brilliant protagonist in Shiv. She was a great character as was her brother Declan. They were funny as were their parents. This is a good story that’s told well and I’d recommend it.
Rosa Boran, age 14

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