The World Between Us

Sarah Ann Juckes / Fiction / Young Adult

Book cover

UK Publisher


Date Published

March 4th, 2021


Italian (Rizzoli)
German (CBJ RandomHouse)
French (Pocket Jeunesse)
Hungarian (Manó)

With shades of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES and FIVE FEET APART, THE WORLD BETWEEN US is a powerful and thought-provoking story about falling in love with someone a whole world apart.

Alice may be bed-bound, but every day Stream Cast brings the world to her. From the streets of Tokyo to a masterclass in video games, she experiences other people’s wild and exciting lives all without ever leaving her room. But everything changes when Alice is introduced to a new streamer.

Rowan encourages Alice to stop watching, and start taking control. But Rowan has a secret he’s trying to hide from Alice – and from himself.

As Alice and Rowan build a bigger and more beautiful world together, their secrets threaten to tear them apart. Would you risk everything for love?


This is well-written, [and] sensitive on issues.

- Books for Keeps

Impossible to put down - this is a writer to watch.

- C.J. Skuse

Thought-provoking and full of hope.

- The Bookseller

Heart-breaking and heart-feeling in equal measures

- Lisa Heathfield

A moving read which shows you can find light and job in every life by LIVING

- Andreina Cordani

Poignant, touching and compelling, this novel quickly engages the reader.

- Reading Zone

From the first page to the last I was hooked, it’s a cliché but I genuinely could not put this marvellous book down.

- Frost Magazine

An intriguing tale…Thoroughly recommend.

- Phacemag

One of young adult fiction's most unique voices.


This book is beautiful, heart-breaking and somehow still managed to leave me with a huge smile on my face.

- Lois Reads Books

This book was packed full of emotion - pain and grief but also love and joy. I have a chronic illness, and although mine isn’t as severe as Alice’s to leave me bedbound, I could relate to a lot of the book.

- Books In The Village

A truly beautiful book.

- Katrina Reads

This is a much needed addition to our YA literary canon…and, oh, what a welcome it deserves.

- Where Polly Wanders

This is so good. Brilliant depiction of the impact of Chronic Illness.

- Jane Etheridge, FCBG

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