Back of the Book:
Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident…but their souls don’t exactly get where they’re supposed to get either. Instead, they’re caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical yet dangerous place where bands of lost children run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.
When they find Mary, the self-proclaimed queen of lost kids, Nick feels like he’s found a home. But Allie isn’t satisfied spending eternity between worlds. Against all warnings, Allie begins learning the “Criminal Art” of haunting and ventures into dangerous territory, where a monster called the McGill threatens all the souls of Everlost.
In this imaginative novel, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.
Hannah’s Review on Goodreads.com:
On the one hand, as an adult reading it, I definitely found the writing style geared for juvenile readers around the age of 10-13 (which is who the book is marketed for). On the other hand, I also continually wondered at the appeal to these same readers based on the way Shusterman presented his ideas on the afterlife of dead children. (read the entire review here)
Format Read: ebook
The very worst thing about this book is Mary Hightower. Don’t get me wrong, as a character and villain, she’s great! I just don’t like her. I really don’t like her!
The very best thing about this book is the detail. Shusterman has thought of just about everything in this amazing tale. It’s astonishing to think of the amount of work he put into this story to make sure everything is just right. Good work, Mr. Shusterman, you have given me a book that I can’t wait to pass on to my future children. ^_^