Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bigandgt;andlt;bandgt;IT BEGINS WITH AN ACCIDENT.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Nick and Allie don't survive the crash, and now their souls are stuck halfway between life and death in a sort of limbo called Everlost. It's a magical yet dangerous place, where bands of lost souls run wild and anyone who stands in the same spot too long sinks to the center of the Earth. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Frightened and determined, Nick and Allie aren't ready to rest in peace just yet. They want their lives back, and their search for a way home will take them deep into the uncharted areas of Everlost. But the longer they stay, the more they forget about their pasts. And if all memory of home is lost, they may never escape this strange, terrible world.
"Marvelously inventive...and magically beautiful." -- Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game
“A rip-roaring adventure complete with monster, blimps, and high-diving horses.”—School Library Journal
“Shusterman elegantly reveals the complexities of his parallel world…a funny irreverent, and memorable adventure.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A unique exploration of life after death.”—Booklist
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.
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.
About the Author
is the author of many novels for young adults, including Unwind
, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers; The Skinjacker Trilogy; and Downsiders
, which was nominated for twelve state reading awards. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows such as Animorphs
. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California. Visit him at StoryMan.com.