In Where the Light Goes, award-winning author Sara Barnard explores grief, toxic fame, and the real lives that lie behind the lens of social media.
Her novel follows Emmy, who has lost her famous sister to suicide, and explores what happens to those left behind after her death. Here, Sara Barnard introduces Where the Light Goes and discusses why she wanted to explore grief and suicide in this novel. Sarah also reads from the novel.
More about Where the Light Goes:
A heart-wrenching exploration of grief from a bestselling YA author, set in a landscape corrupted by fame and the scrutiny that comes from living in the shadow of a star.
To the world, Lizzie Beck is a superstar: famous, talented and beloved.
To Emmy, she is simply Beth: her brilliant older sister, her idol.
But then Beth takes her own life, and all the light in the world disappears. Now Emmy is lost. Amidst the media storm and overwhelming public grief, she must fight to save her own memories of her sister - and find out who she is without her.
5* Review: 'I highly recommend this book for teenagers as so much can relate to life as a young person living in today's modern world.'