I came across this 5-star critique of Never Ending on The Sweet Review, a book-review blog written by and for young readers:
Siobhan’s life changes forever when she goes to Greece for a family holiday. Nothing can change what happened to Shiv’s brother. Her dad has tried everything in order to make Shiv be like what she was before, but nothing works . . . until she enters the Korsakoff Clinic.
I didn’t know what to expect when this book came in the post – but am I glad that I’ve read it! The plot and characters are so good and believable that, when I was reading it, I couldn’t believe that Bedford had thought of this amazing idea. My favourite character is Shiv, her witty talk and humble mind make me smile. I also like Caron (the sassy red-dressed girl who hides cigarettes in her knickers) and Mikey (even though he doesn’t look like it, Mikey is good natured and stays with Shiv). The book reminds me of a spider’s web: the main story right in the centre which branches out into sub-stories and sub-sub-stories. I give this a five star because of the build up to the climax and the incredible characters.