We Go On Forever By Sarah Govett
‘We Go On Forever’ is the latest book by Sarah Govett.
Arthur is dying. He must transition within the next four weeks or face permanent memory loss. Alba is studying, preparing to impress the Mentors in an all-important interview. If sheâ€™s picked as the next Apprentice she will be reunited with her best friend and cross the Wilderness for the first time.They meet and everything comes together. And everything falls apart.
Iâ€™ll be honest when I initially started this story, I found it a bit hard to get into, but as the story progressed, I find myself hooked by this bittersweet dystopian story.
The story is seen through the narrative of Arthur and Alba, both from polar opposites of life. Alba is a young woman whoâ€™s her real name is F but her best friend calls her Alba due to the paleness of her skin. She lives in a world where she is waiting for her mentor. Whereas Arthur is living on borrowed time, heâ€™s dying and he has to translation to another body, he thinks Alba is perfect until he realises that heâ€™s fallen for her.
The story is a dark and bleak one that is reminiscent of now with people walking around with masks and gloves. Antibiotics no longer work, so people transition to other bodies, but not everyone is that fortunate and people like Alba are created to become to hosts to the lucky ones.
Once I initially got into the story, I liked the pace of it, alternating between Alba and Arthur and it was interesting to see both sides of the story, from the privileged to the naive and unknown. I loved Alba, sheâ€™s sweet with a kind heart whoâ€™s keen to see beyond the four walls that sheâ€™s restricted to and is fascinated by it all. I loved her interaction with Arthur and their tentative awe of one another made for sweet reading.
A story of friendship, hope and courage, â€˜We Go On Foreverâ€™ is a genuinely moving and beautifully written story with a haunting conclusion that will take your breath away.
You can buy ‘We Go On Forever’ from Marotte Books and a signed copy of the book is available at no extra cost.