Never Ending

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
A deeply affecting new novel by the award-winning author of Flip!
     When a family holiday ends in the tragic death of their young son, the grieving parents struggle to cope, and Shiv, their fifteen-year-old daughter, must come to terms with what happened . . . and her part in it. Off the rails and tormented by guilt, she is sent away to an exclusive clinic that claims to "cure" people like her.
     But this is no ordinary psychiatric institution, and Shiv discovers that her release--from her demons, and from the clinic itself--will come at a bizarre and terrible price.


A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014

Praise for Flip:
 • "Martyn Bedford is the genuine article, a writer of unmistakable flair and accomplishment." --The New York Times
 • "[Flip is] a convincing school story as well as an intelligent, probing character study. Bedford pushes readers to query, ever more rigorously, the meaning of identity and adaptation." --Toronto Star
 • "Flip swept us all along. Thanks to Martyn Bedford's masterly balance of tension and wit, this unique fusion of the surreal and the everyday proved utterly convincing." --Shortlist citation, Costa Children's Book Award

Booklist starred review, February 15th, 2014
 “…Bedford skillfully pushes and pulls at the reader’s emotions while carefully revealing the details of the backstory and the aftermath until the two converge.”

Kirkus  starred review, January 15, 2014
"Beautiful and illuminating…”

From the Hardcover edition.