What Happens Next? follows a child’s hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought following the death of his grandfather and the discovery of his journal, in which his grandfather had jotted his thoughts about life after death and the ideal heaven.
This is an interesting and unique book, originally written in Japanese but translated into English for this publication. It follows the thoughts of a child thinking about his grandfather’s death and wondering about what comes after the end of a life. It deals with a big, complicated concept, and I wouldn’t recommend it for just random off-the-shelf reading, but it just might be the exact right book for the right kid at the right time.