"Thoughtful and sensitive, with a surprisingly deft treatment of very weighty subjects..."
OUR CHILDREN MAGAZINE, SUMMER 2020
"Author Nicole Bea is an accomplished novelist and short-story writer specializing in middle-grade fiction, and this novel may be her most ambitious (and poignant) yet. Thirteen-year-old Rion was riding his bike when a truckdriver hit him. Now, he's stuck in Limbo--a cosmic void between heaven and the "not-so-good heaven." Is there any way out? His twin sister Bellamie may be able to save him, but first she has to learn the truth both about the accident and herself. Thoughtful and sensitive, with a surprisingly deft treatment of very weighty subjects, this book is a good entry point for discussions about life, death, personal responsibility, and sexual identity."
"...I love summer books that dive into heavier topics and do it with taste. Nicole Bea really did just that, but delivered so much more."
GOODREADS REVIEW, JANUARY 2020
"Nicole Bea's writing is beautiful and to the point. She mastered the pacing of this story, making it fast paced but thrilling with every page you read. The way she set the scenes and described the environment made me think at times that I was right there with the characters.
Forever Summer is a gripping read from its first sentence to the last. It's been a while since I stumbled upon such a promising story with a beginning as strong as this one. This is something I've found myself saying multiple times. I love summer books that dive into heavier topics and do it with taste. Nicole Bea really did just that, but delivered so much more."
"...a very beautiful novel with characters that are both emotionally and psychologically rich..."
READERS' FAVORITE, DECEMBER 2019
"Nicole Bea has written a very beautiful novel with characters that are both emotionally and psychologically rich. I loved the way Morrigan is developed; she is so human and so genuinely flawed that she is believable and readers can easily connect to her. I loved how the author explores the effects of an abusive relationship on self-esteem. The protagonist is a character who begins to doubt herself because of the horrible things the ex has told her. The character arc is impeccable, especially the transformation taking place in Morrigan from the moment she meets Levy. The prose is crisp. Dialogues feel natural. The descriptions are clear and vivid. Forever Summer is a novel with a simple plot but with elaborately developed characters."