by David Elliottforever-ever

A Gemma Open Door book
“Like the haunting sound of the loons at the lake, Forever and Ever echoes with mystery. Hold on tight to someone you love when you read this beautiful and perfectly scary story.”—Hester Kaplan, Unravished and The Tell
Love never dies…is that the good news or the bad?

Young Jaime, high school senior, holed himself up in an isolated cabin on a New Hampshire lake to mourn the tragic death of his girlfriend. He expected to be alone. So who is that swimmer he sees through the mist, out on the lake? What is the wailing he hears as night falls….the cry of the loon?  Maybe Jannie had something else in mind when she made him promise they would be together forever. After all, hadn’t they been voted The Couple Most Likely to Stay Together?
David Elliott is the author of many picture books and novels for young people, including The New York Times Bestselling And Here’s to You!. Among the many honors his books have received are: The International Reading Association Children’s Choice Award; Bank Street College Best of the Best; Chicago Public Library Best of the Best; NY Public Library Best Books for Children; ALA Notable; and the Parents’ Guide to Media Award. David teaches at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, where he is a faculty mentor in the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. This is David’s second Gemma Open Door title; The Tiger’s Back was published in 2012.  Visit David at
Forever and Ever
by David Elliott
Short Fiction
Paperback, 100 pp
Reading level: 3.6