Original title: Viestejä Koomasta
Class/genre: Young Adults
Silva’s best friend Jemina talks her into all sorts of things: shoplifting, bullying and dangerous dares. It’s the summer before the ninth grade, when Jemina dares Silva to jump off a bridge to impress the boys. She jumps – and everything goes black.
Silva wakes up in an ethereal place called Coma. The place is inhibited by people lingering in the liminal space between life and death. They are visited by those who have already passed on: sometimes the deceased come to fetch them, sometimes they ask them to deliver messages to the living.
When Silva wakes up in a hospital, she has her head full of messages: “Take the stones away from your pockets.” But can she remember who the message was for, and is it too late already?