What happens when you die? Ah; it all depends on how evolved your self is, how far along your journey you are ...
"Poppy had a fist in her stomach that was clenching out her breath and her life.
It couldn’t be prevented.
Its fingers opened and closed and each time they closed they stifled out weeks, months, years of life’s living moments.
That wasn’t her heart; that was the fist, that had stolen all the stock of energies in her body and concentrated them only on opening and shutting, opening and shutting. Like crab claws, like pincers. Pump pump pump."
The story begins as Poppy Morrow, thirteen, is diagnosed with a fatal tumour. Though she knows that she is going to die, the idea of dying captures her imagination. She feels no fear. And she believes, with an unwavering certainty, in the afterlife. But it isn't quite that straightforward. When Poppy awakens in another realm she discovers that life is in fact Life: a journey that winds through many lives until you have become the best you can be. Poppy hasn't reached perfection yet: she is in Elanis, a mysterious landmark along Life's way. Her process of learning is still continuing, and there is much to learn if Poppy is to attain what the wise ancients of Elanis call...impeccableness.