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Unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal she must face the truth about life and find the strength to forgive the unforgivable unless the staircase breaks her fir Stacy completely captures that insulated society that is high school The emotional highs and lows where everyone wants to belong and be accepted and where your friends have power than your parents or the law of the land As you come to know Taylor and Sunny Justin and Logan Tracey and Brandon and the others you realize they were part of your own life in high school Popular jock loser they were all present along with the little details and background relationships of home and classes and side story gossip and fun and tearsStaircase is intriguing and uniue with unexpected twists and turns that you don't anticipate and you are drawn into the story right from the start You have to know what happens next on this unusual journey I completely enjoyed this book It is both believable and a satisfying story on so many levels I highly recommend Where the Staircase Ends Stacy is a talented writer and I look forward to reading her next unusual story

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Where The Staircase Ends

After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation Taylor wants than anything to disappear from her life But when an accident turns this unspoken wish i You can find this review along with many others on my blog Seamless ReaderI'm glad I got the opportunity to read and review this book It was a completely uniue and refreshing read And although at first I didn't think I was going to enjoy it all that much I became undeniably hooked The author made a fantastic job at depicting the twisted little world that is high school and the minds of teenagers and the damage they can cause Taylor our main character gets in an accident after wishing to disappear Her attitude totally plummeted due to the wrong doings of her best friend After her accident she wakes up and finds herself in a vast space surrounded by nothing but sky and before her a massive endless staircase She starts to call out for someone but is only answered by the lonely echo of her own voice She begins her journey and climbs up the endless stairs Along the way she encounters what appear to be ghost like figures of the people she knows and they each bring a different memory Each one bringing back moments and memories about how the whole dilemma with her best friend started I truly loved how fast paced this book was It begins to pull you in instantly And I'm sure most of that engrossment was not only because of the story but because of the authors writing It was absolutely amazing It made the story flow perfectly and uniuely The majority of this book is composed of flashbacks and I find that for me that tends to be a problem because it can sometimes get confusing but not in this book It was very well written Also the characters in this book were very well written and articulated Each one's voice was distinct and easy to tell apart They all had different traits that made them eually interesting The only thing I wish would be different is the backstory on the characters I felt like I wanted to know about them and to have just a little bit to hang on to but other than that this was a very great book with a really lovely and valuable message I think that not many books succeed at giving out accurate representations about high school but this one definitely did It also emphasizes the importance of forgiving those around us and ourselves I really hope people hear and find out about this book and ultimately end up reading it because it really does deserve the attention

Summary Where The Staircase Ends

Nto reality instead of an angel filled afterlife Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the skyInstead of going up the journey plunges her into the past As she How do I even begin to convey the awesomeness of this book? It had everything friendship love heartbreak and deeply layered characters that grab you from page one and won't let goWith every character you meet you'll feel like you've known them your whole life and you'll grow to love and care about them just as much as you care about your best friend Especially Taylor who made me want to wave a magic wand so I could bring her back to life I absolutely couldn't let her goThe whole book had me mesmerized from the beginning forcing me to feverishly turn the pages and unravel the mystery which when revealed completely blew me away Written with the same poignancy and brilliance as Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Amy Huntley's The Everafter WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS is a story that stays with you long after you finish turning the last page


10 thoughts on “Where The Staircase Ends

  1. says:

    In its place stood a giant stone staircase clawing upward so the sky split into an endless stack of right angles I couldn’t see where it ended It just went on and on up and up until my neck couldn’t bend any farther and I lost sight of its climb I went to reading this book without even knowing what's it about So for you who doesn't read blurbs like me because you're wonderfully weird that way I'll tell you what the book is about Is it about family? Yes About friendship? Absolutely YES About love? Yes yes yes In short Where the Staircase Ends is a little bit of everythingWTSE is one of the most character driven book I've ever read It focuses on Taylor She's hurting and just like everyone that has been on her position she just wants it to stop Or maybe to disappear for awhile And she got it But instead of angels or big fluffy clouds what's waiting for her is a never ending staircase And because the end point cannot be seen Taylor doesn't have any choice but to go forward and climb it One small twist she can't look behindIts stunning how the book was constructed The idea behind the story is just brilliant and Stacey Stokes just executed it beautifully Though Taylor and me didn't get on a smooth start I slowly felt for her and when everything that made her who she is was shown I understood Bits of Taylor's life was so relatable for me and you'll be surprised that some parts of her life would be the same with you too This is why I'm so impressed with this story there's something for everybodyI also want to give Stacy a hug for making Taylor and Sunny's relationship as bestfriend so realistic In my opinion this is where the book was truly focused Through their relationship we saw how Taylor changed Through the flashbacks we saw how they became best friends in the first place and how they drifted apart And how everything has a reason and why it needs to happenThough the romance wasnt a main focus for me I'm gonna comment about that too The truth is I don't know what to feel about it Its clear who I should root for who should every readers should root for but I kinda understood the other guy too and I can't help but feel for him This is really not a love triangle but there IS another guy What I feel towards is not really clear yet but I'm at peace by how everything ended so I guess I liked itWhere the Staircase Ends is truly an unforgettable experience It made me think if I had my own staircase where would it end? And I love how this book has a message for everybody Stacey Stokes gained a new fan and obviously that's me And because I like you guys that I'm recommending it


  2. says:

    You can find this review along with many others on my blog Seamless ReaderI'm glad I got the opportunity to read and review this book It was a completely uniue and refreshing read And although at first I didn't think I was going to enjoy it all that much I became undeniably hooked The author made a fantastic job at depicting the twisted little world that is high school and the minds of teenagers and the damage they can cause Taylor our main character gets in an accident after wishing to disappear Her attitude totally plummeted due to the wrong doings of her best friend After her accident she wakes up and finds herself in a vast space surrounded by nothing but sky and before her a massive endless staircase She starts to call out for someone but is only answered by the lonely echo of her own voice She begins her journey and climbs up the endless stairs Along the way she encounters what appear to be ghost like figures of the people she knows and they each bring a different memory Each one bringing back moments and memories about how the whole dilemma with her best friend started I truly loved how fast paced this book was It begins to pull you in instantly And I'm sure most of that engrossment was not only because of the story but because of the authors writing It was absolutely amazing It made the story flow perfectly and uniuely The majority of this book is composed of flashbacks and I find that for me that tends to be a problem because it can sometimes get confusing but not in this book It was very well written Also the characters in this book were very well written and articulated Each one's voice was distinct and easy to tell apart They all had different traits that made them eually interesting The only thing I wish would be different is the backstory on the characters I felt like I wanted to know about them and to have just a little bit to hang on to but other than that this was a very great book with a really lovely and valuable message I think that not many books succeed at giving out accurate representations about high school but this one definitely did It also emphasizes the importance of forgiving those around us and ourselves I really hope people hear and find out about this book and ultimately end up reading it because it really does deserve the attention


  3. says:

    My Review Have you ever had an immediate hang over from a book? Like words escape you and you can’t even think about picking up another book even if you wanted or had too? Just writing the review makes you feel like no matter what you say it just wont do the book justice? When I originally  decided to accept this review for Where the staircase ends I thought maybe this isn’t for me The synopsis was rather short but it had a lot going on in it so I just figured why not I finished the book and now I sit trying to form sentences that make some sense of how I am going to write this review for this book that had my emotions going all over the placeThe story is about Taylor I felt sorry for her being picked on by her former BFF Sunny Sunny is the most popular girl in school and just a few lies from her and your life is pretty much ruined Taylor is heartbroken but she is angry with Sunny for what she did but just like that it’s all over just when you think it can’t get any worse tragedy Taylor now finds herself staying at a stone staircase the reaches into the beyond with no end in sight She can’t go back only forward to glimpse at her life from beginning to end Alone and scared she climbs the stairs to find out about herself and the people she holds closeIt was intense with the most fantastic character build emotions galore You think you know her story but you don’t and when you start really getting into the build of her character you learn so much about who Taylor really is Sunny I didn’t like but again her character builds and you think WOW really? Each character has some sort of growth everyone that is in the book you get a look at them as a person and how each event affect them in different way but the POV is told by Taylor I am not sure how to explain it without giving to much away I honestly don’t want to give anything away you need to experience this book from start to finish and feel the story as I didStacy Stokes is an amazing story teller the flow of the book the pure emotion and the idea of the unknown is phenomenal I couldn’t put this book done I don’t even know if this expresses how I felt about this booknothing I say can do what Stacy wrote justice I can’t recommend this book enough and will be one I recommend often I’ve never seen characters build or a story done like this I am really looking forward to reading by Stacy Stokes awesome job She even made me cry and I never cry dividerThank you so much for stopping by to check out my reviewHope you have a great day and Happy Reading This review was originally posted on Because reading is better than real life


  4. says:

    How do I even begin to convey the awesomeness of this book? It had everything friendship love heartbreak and deeply layered characters that grab you from page one and won't let goWith every character you meet you'll feel like you've known them your whole life and you'll grow to love and care about them just as much as you care about your best friend Especially Taylor who made me want to wave a magic wand so I could bring her back to life I absolutely couldn't let her goThe whole book had me mesmerized from the beginning forcing me to feverishly turn the pages and unravel the mystery which when revealed completely blew me away Written with the same poignancy and brilliance as Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Amy Huntley's The Everafter WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS is a story that stays with you long after you finish turning the last page


  5. says:

    So I am thinking that maybe this is one of those cases where I may be too old or too much of a goody goody or something because I simply could not connect to these characters At first I did feel for Taylor not just because she was hit by a car but because she was being ostracized by the entire school and all her friends And then you know is hit by a car and is stuck on these stairs presumably that will lead her to an afterlife? So yeah it started off pretty good I was interestedBut then Taylor She just stopped being someone I could care about and started to be someone I wanted to smack and tell to get ahold of themselves Yes her “friends” especially her best friend Sunny were being awful but so was she Yet she kind of refused to acknowledge that side On the stairs she encounters a series of flashbacks that basically take her through different defining moments in her and Sunny’s friendship and it kind of makes sense as to why Sunny is so awful at times There are boys involved in this feud of course One was decent and the other was pretty awful and it didn’t make a ton of sense to me except I guess that Taylor has some self esteem issues which also makes some sense because her mom was a real piece of work tooTaylor did exhibit some character growth during the story but it really did not have the impact I was hoping for And when things were unraveled and the “scandal” was revealed I was very underwhelmed I still don’t really understand what happened in the end either so if you have read it let me know what you think I asked someone who read it and I thought something different than they did so let me knowThe bottom line is it is a very character driven book and I did not like the characters They were simply too harsh and immature for my tastes and the reveals just weren’t enough to keep me excited about it


  6. says:

    So proud of you Stacy It was a fast and entertaining read When are releasing your next book?


  7. says:

    15 starsI'm not sure how to rate this I just know that it only gets another star because of the plot twist at the end view spoilerThat said is it even fitting to shelve this as afterlife since Taylor never actually died? hide spoiler


  8. says:

    See this review and on my blog LilybloombooksTo be completely honest when I first stumbled upon Where the Staircase Ends I had a few hesitations on whether or not this was something that I would love I sat on it for a few days and something about just kept gnawing at me so I took the dive and asked to join the tourAnd I am so happy I didThis turned out to be one of those books where I wish I could just say I LOVED IT NOW GO READ IT MM'KAY?I was completely 100% engrossed in Taylor's journey and drowning in so many emotions I was angry hurt happy sad and best of all full of hope I was touched by everysingleword It's funny because I thought for the longest time that I had everything figured out But with each chapter a small layer is peeled away to reveal just how much I was kidding myselfEach and everyone one of these characters are written so well so honestly I couldn't help but love them all Even the times when I was cussing them out in my head They are flawed; some in obvious ways and others? Not so obvious There is tremendous growth from almost everyone involved and it was so hard sometimes to read yet beautiful at the same timeI love books that make you reflect on your own actions and force you to think about what you've done in your life I closed the book thinking about how my own journey would play out who would show up on MY staircase? It's a hard thing to think about But something I think each and every one of us should doOverall I loved this Where the Staircase Ends Taylor's journey is beautiful heart warming and one that will stick with readers especially ME for a long time I highly recommend I received a copy of this book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review


  9. says:

    Stacy completely captures that insulated society that is high school The emotional highs and lows where everyone wants to belong and be accepted and where your friends have power than your parents or the law of the land As you come to know Taylor and Sunny Justin and Logan Tracey and Brandon and the others you realize they were part of your own life in high school Popular jock loser they were all present along with the little details and background relationships of home and classes and side story gossip and fun and tearsStaircase is intriguing and uniue with unexpected twists and turns that you don't anticipate and you are drawn into the story right from the start You have to know what happens next on this unusual journey I completely enjoyed this book It is both believable and a satisfying story on so many levels I highly recommend Where the Staircase Ends Stacy is a talented writer and I look forward to reading her next unusual story


  10. says:

    As a megafan of the Young Adult fiction it's hard to believe this is Stokes's debut novel She brings a freshness and authenticity to the genre that stands out amongst the derivative works of vampire romances and dystopic post apocalyptic metaphors for adolescence Taylor's voice comes out so clearly that I'm surprised Stokes isn't a high schooler sharing her diary Stokes writes with a such a balance of pressing intrigue and natural fluidity that I often found myself pushing forward at 3am even though I had made unkept promises to stop reading since 10pm It was well worth taking the trip to find where the staircase ends It's a reminder that our lives are not permanent and that the internal journey is often the most adventurous and rewarding one in our lives


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