The book, Beyond: A Ghost Story, centers on Jane, a girl who has born dead. Ever since her birth, strange things have occurred causing her near-death experiences she calls “accidents”. She drank a household cleaner when she was much younger, had an encounter with a train, electrocuted herself, and more recently, she had a nail staple gun that left a nail too near her brain to be surgically removed. Only her best friend and Creep Sister, Lexie, knows these
incidents aren't the accidents they seem to be. Jane doesn’t know exactly why, but she is pretty sure her shadow is the one responsible for these strange occurrences.
When Jane and her dad uncover an 18-year old skull after an accident, Jane decides it is up to her to find out who this skull belongs to and why death haunts her. Solving this mystery brings Jane face-to-face to a serial killer, who she assumes to be the one who killed her shadow and Jane finds out exactly why her shadow is out to get her.
For me, personally, I thought this book was badly written. I liked the whole idea of the plot because it was original and it definitely had potential, but the way it seemed to skip parts, and the way it was laid out made me think otherwise. I liked the characters, and the plot, but the story overall didn’t seem to make much sense to me.
I don’t think I’d recommend this book to anyone, but if you’re looking for a quickie, one-time read ghost story, this book is surely for you.