Everlost – 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.

This was a really interesting new take on what might happen after you die.  I liked the way that all of the teens had to kind of fend for themselves.  Mary is a very interesting character, and I’d like to see the sequel that involves her character.  Try this if you liked Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin.     – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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