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Heaven’s Empty Bleachers

Ene Sepp

  • Language: Estonian
  • Tänapäev
  • 2018, 251 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949854165
  • fiction, young adult novel
  • Age: 13+
Fourteen-year-old Merita finds herself in a strange place. Everything around her is white; only the long bleachers she’s sitting on are a light blue hue. People, some of them injured or wearing tattered clothing, are constantly coming and going. Most of them board a sky-blue train. Only one man is in no hurry to go anywhere. The girl asks him whether he can tell her who she is and how she ended up there. It turns out she has died and must board the light-blue train just like all the rest. But when Merita refuses to go and accepts the old man’s offer to take another look at her life, she finds out the proposal comes with a clause: the girl must right the wrongs she once made.

2018 Good YA Book
2018 Youth Novel Competition, 2nd place