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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Everlost by neal Shusterman

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 onger 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 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.
As you can see I read alot, I read more than I have time for. which is bad ina lot of ways because I always end up wishing the days are longer. So it is really such a drag when I finish a book and no matter how much other people like it, I beg to differ. Like this book ofr example, Everlot, yes I got lost literally, the characters are so under developed and sadly it is poorly written. The plot is scattered and there's alot of questionable patterns. The lack of conclusion bothers me. I think it was kind of funny how the story says that if you are a ghost you cannot stand on the "live earth" or you'll sink into oblivion, and so Nicka and Allie made this "Snow Shoes" or as Leif calls it "Road Shoes", I think that was really lame. I do appreciate the imagination. And It makes me ponder if there's really such place when you die? -something to ask on the book club. A lot of people rate this book as a 5. Maybe it's just not for me.

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