Everlost by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Such a unique story. When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash and wake in a peaceful, lush forest, they are at first confused about what happened. They meet Leaf who has been in the forest for a very long time. He tells Nick and Allie about other children like them he has met and about a monster named The McGill. Eventually they set out together to explore this strange new world called Everlost. One odd thing they come to realize is that only children live in this afterlife. Something else surprising is that there is a great deal of danger even to the 'dead'.
Neal Shusterman has written an engaging story full of twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. This is not simply a YA novel, adults can fall under it's spell just as easily and teens. The story doesn't end on a cliffhanger but I can't imagine not wanting to dive right into the next book in the series.
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