The Life and Death of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood
Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves This book has also recently been published into a film staring Zac efron as the main character Charlie.
This book was recommended to me by a friend. At first, i didn't want to read it as the first couple of pages were not that appealing to me. However, I started reading it after finding out it was published into a movie starring Zac Efron. I am happy I did so as it is a very interesting read.
As soon as Charlie meets Tess they feel a very intense connection. Their love is very unusal and deep. Meeting Tess, comes with the decision to abandon his promise.
Ben Sherwood's writing is moving and the story is told with a magical simplicity. It's a story in which miracles are suddenly possible.
A very enjoayable read.