Seventeen-year-old Will is clever but he can't find answers to any of his questions after his mother dies in a car accident. His father seems to be drifting and his older brother stays away from home. And Will just can't get past being either angry or in tears. He finds his mum's old camera and begins taking photos that help him see thing differently.
When he meets sixteen-year-old Taryn he falls for her in a big way. On top of that, his mind is exploding with new questions: like so many teenagers, he's desperate for ideas by which he can live and die.
Lia Hills' The Beginners Guide to Living is a compelling novel about grief, ideas and experience, about those moments in your life that change you forever.