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What if one person’s choices could change the world?

Alice and Kyle were meant to be together – will their connection have the power to go beyond life itself ?

In Caitlin Lynagh’s young adult fiction novel, Anomaly, Alice Lynam has been dead for two years. The afterlife is complicated, time behaves differently and the deceased souls have important information concerning humanity’s future. Certain individuals are set to change the world and Alice’s childhood sweetheart, Kyle, happens to be one of them.

However, Kyle’s grief has set him on a path that can only bring frustration and unhappiness. On Kyle’s twenty-first birthday, he receives an unusual notebook which once belonged to Alice. Kyle discovers that two pages are missing, and after a freak accident followed by many strange occurrences, Kyle is forced to revisit his past and concludes that his life is not as coincidental as it seems. Alice needs to find a way to get through to Kyle and place him on the right path. If she gets it wrong, all could be lost...

Anomaly is a young adult, paranormal romance that draws upon both science and religion. Anomaly’s moralisation is centred on the choices we make when young people move into adulthood. Interestingly, the science does not dismiss the principles of faith but neither does the moralisation disrespect the science, making it a fascinating read for both young male and female readers alike.

On ANOMALY Caitlin says:
I wanted to write a book that was personal to me and not just another paranormal romance.

There are thoughts and observations about life from the eyes of a young person trying to understand humanity and their role in a regimental society like ours.
I want to challenge the idea that we should grow up thinking that we should be part of the system. At the moment the system punishes free thinking and as a result we are left with this confused culture of opinion, where people want to be heard but aren’t able to be open-minded enough to consider if their opinion has substance – or is even moral. As a result we abandon the things that once made us happy. We dismiss our dreams like discarded pennies and that’s all they end up meaning to us. Only those who are true to their dreams end up happy with whichever level of success they find.
It takes time for Kyle Hunter to recognise what he gains as a result of his loss, and the tenderness of his relationship with Alice – faced with her own mortality – allows him to understand the value of life and real love.

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