Layoverland : a novel / by Gabby Noone.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: When seventeen-year-old Beatrice arrives in Purgatory and is chosen to help others reach Heaven, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Caleb, with whom she shares a tragic history.-- Provided by Publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: On her last day on Earth, Beatrice Fox ruined the life of the person she loves most-- her little sister, Emmy. Then a fatal car accident sends her to purgatory-- where she is chosen to join the Memory Experience team. If she wants a shot at heaven, she'll have to help 5,000 souls suss out what's keeping them from moving on. Bea's first assigned soul is Caleb, the boy who caused her accident, and the last person Bea would ever want to send to the pearly gates. But she can't help but notice that he's kind of cute, and sort of sweet, and that maybe, despite her best efforts, she's totally falling for him. Bea must decide what is truly worth dying for: romance or revenge. -- adapted from jacket
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      Ages 14+
    • Other Titles:
      Layover land.
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    • ABNT:
      NOONE, G. Layoverland : a novel. [s. l.]: Razorbill, 2020. ISBN 9781984836120. Disponível em: Acesso em: 2 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Noone G. Layoverland : A Novel. Razorbill; 2020. Accessed April 2, 2020.
    • APA:
      Noone, G. (2020). Layoverland : a novel. Razorbill.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Noone, Gabby. 2020. Layoverland : A Novel. Razorbill.
    • Harvard:
      Noone, G. (2020) Layoverland : a novel. Razorbill. Available at: (Accessed: 2 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Noone, G 2020, Layoverland : a novel, Razorbill, viewed 2 April 2020, .
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      Noone, Gabby. Layoverland : A Novel. Razorbill, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Noone, Gabby. Layoverland : A Novel. Razorbill, 2020.
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      Noone G. Layoverland : a novel [Internet]. Razorbill; 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 2]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2

*Starred Review* Bea wasn't expecting to die. Certainly not in a car crash after a terrible fight with her sister, who's also her best friend (make that only friend). But when her plane lands at a tacky airport, she's informed she's in purgatory, and, before she can move on to heaven, she must help 5,000 souls figure out what's stopping their upward progress. She's been chosen for the job, her trainer tells her, because her sharpness at spotting others' weaknesses and her ability to manipulate are pluses for those who'll be facilitating at the memory unit. Bea balks; she's a hater, not a helper, but hell is the only other option. If this is beginning to sound like the tv show The Good Place, the similarities are strong. But debut author Noone has created a clever purgatory that contains its own special annoyances (home is a cheap airport motel room, all food is encased in Jell-O) and fresh, funny characters with rich responses to being in the medium place. Alternating with the scenes at the airport are Bea's flashbacks to her death day, with her flaws and faults on full display. But wait, there's also romance! And it's a rich one: Bea learns her crush-worthy patient is the boy who killed her in the crash. Plenty of laughs here, mixed deftly with meditations on what it means to be alive. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #2

Sarcastic 17-year-old Bea's "glass-half-empty" views have made everyone in her life an enemy, save for her little sister Emmy—her best friend. When Bea is killed in a head-on collision after a terrible fight with Emmy, she is dismayed to discover she is trapped in a layover for "mostly good people who are harboring secrets, fatal mistakes, and/or emotional hang-ups." Folks in this purgatory must work out, by exploring their past memories, what is keeping the soul from self-realization and ascension. Bea, assigned to atone via the Memory Experience Department, must help 5,000 souls to heaven before moving on herself. When she is paired to help Caleb, the (cute) boy who caused both their deaths, she plots to hold him back. But between Caleb and her new roommate Jenna, Bea comes to learn that maybe not everyone is an enemy. Interspersing Bea and Emmy's fight throughout the story, Noone seamlessly crafts her The Good Place–esque tale with spot-on details, such as how the dead appear exactly as they perished (makeup and all) forever. While Bea's story is set entirely in Layoverland, her journey to letting down her defenses in order to accept love moves beyond it. Ages 14–up. Agent: Dana Murphy, the Book Group. (Jan.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.