Monday, August 14, 2006
Everlost by Neal Shusterman
This is the newest book by the author of Full Tilt and many other popular books for teens. I would say this is unlike any of his other books. Neal and Allie are killed in a car accident and wake up 9 months later in Everlost, a world in between the living and the dead. They are in our world, but they can't interact with living humans and they are in constant danger of sinking down to the center of the earth. They take off toward New York City, where they find a colony of children living in the Everlost version of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. All is not peaceful in Everlost, though, and there are villains and evil deeds and circumstances that send Allie searching for a way out. This book has tons of action and lots of original ideas about the afterlife. If you like Neal Shusterman's other books, give this one a try.