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Teen Picks: “Everlost” by Neal Shusterman

Everlost by Neal Shusterman

What is it about?  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.

SUMMARY PROVIDED BY Goodreads

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: This book was a bit of a disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the book and all, but the first 200 hundred pages just weren’t exciting. I’ll admit, the last 50 pages or so were phenomenal. I would have never been able to predict the ending. That’s also something I like about this book. It’s so unpredictable! However, the characters were quite irksome, if I may say so myself. The plot was original, but there was no real action that held my attention (in the first 200 pages). I have read Shusterman’s book, Full Tilt, so I know his potential. This book was good, but it didn’t live up to that potential.

I picked up Everlost because my dear friend Natalie kept nagging me.

Star Rating :  It was really good. I’ve already told my friends about it.

I would suggest this for: People who enjoy horror, mystery, and suspense

Name: Tehreem C., 8th Grade

Thanks for the review Tehreem!

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