The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Author: Ben Sherwood

Recommended age group: 14 years+

Description: Charlie makes a promise to his younger brother Sam that they will never abandon each other.  For the next 25 years Charlie is the only one who can see the ghost of Sam who passed after a car accident.  He focuses much of his life on living the life with his brother that he should have been able to. It is the story of never-ending relationships and how we can keep our loved ones in our life, it has a beautiful flow and leaves you feeling uplifted.  Obvious overtones of the afterlife run through this novel, but in an effort to teach you that people never leave us behind. Also available as a movie title.