But with each changing moment, RJ’s life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. She begins to wonder if walking among the living is worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years as an outcast. Too quickly, RJ finds herself back in limbo, her time on Earth once again up for debate.
RJ is a snarky, unapologetic, almost unredeemable, very real girl. Her story is funny and moving, and teens will easily connect with her plight. Prepare to meet the Grim Reaper, who’s cuter than you’d expect; Hawaiian shirt–wearing Death Himself; Saint Peter (who likes to play Cornhole); and Al, the handler for the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell. This cast of characters accompanies RJ through her time in the afterlife and will do their best to gently shove her in the right direction.
This book had my emotions all over the place, one minute I was laughing and the next I was sobbing. Schmitt's writing was amazing, the world building was perfect! It made the afterlife feel very comforting. At the beginning of the book we are introduced to a very selfish and self-adsorbed RJ, but as the book progresses RJ's character development is very well done and she slowly makes her way into your heart; I also really liked meeting Death Himself he was a very witty character. Schmitt hit me with a much unexpected twist that had me at the edge of my seat! This book was so beautiful, it’s a book that is going to stick with me forever, it teaches us that sometimes it’s hard to make the right decisions, but that the decisions we do make, don't only affect us they also affect those around us. I also love how this book deals with bullying!