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Before Wings

Beth Goobie

Before Wings, from Beth Goobie – the author of The Lottery – this is a beautifully written novel that dares to explore territory seldom tackled in teen fiction.

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Having barely survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, fifteen-year-old Adrien is spending the holidays working at her Aunt Erin’s summer camp. But caught between the land of the living and the spirit world, she is unsure where she belongs. Faced with the knowledge that another potentially fatal aneurysm could strike her at any time, Adrien struggles to understand the message delivered by the spirits of the five young women that only she sees – a message that seems to hold the key to the dark secret that haunts her aunt.


Beth Goobie is an award-winning children’s author whose novels have won and been shortlisted for the most prestigious prizes in her native Canada, including the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award. She graduated with an English degree and has worked with abused children for many years. The Lottery…

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