Everlost is a fantasy book published in by the young adult author Neal Shusterman. The story is the first in the Skinjacker trilogy that takes place in Everlost. Shusterman’s (Full Tilt) enigmatic novel imagines a purgatory where only children go, with its own vocabulary and body of literature plus a. 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 go either. Instead.

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It’s a bit like prison in that the worst part is the other inhabitants. The remainder of the story is a quest to find others like themselves and a way to possibly make it back home. It’s where the dead children go.

I really enjoyed how the author let us in on some of the mysteries of the world by reading excerpts from books written by Mary Hightower self-proclaimed expert on Everlost. The BEST part of this book was easily the world building. Everlost is about being in a state of limbo.

It can be said, then, that Everlost is heaven The lost kiddos have to remind themselves constantly of themselves. I liked the flow of the story and how the first book ended. His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country.


I everlosr the character transformation she makes throughout this book. Book 1 of The Skinjacker Trilogy. The idea of Everlost is very good. View all 3 comments. A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun. On the one hand, as an adult reading it, I definitely found the writing style geared for juvenile readers around the age of which is who the book is marketed for. A new character also appears and the quest to go West continues with Milos.


The plot itself is also great. Kids who die go to a sort of place but not a place existing between life and death called Everlost. The cover of Everlost. Shusterman uses excerpts from Mary’s books with an increasing sense of menace to shuxterman from one chapter to the next.

A quirky sense of humor pervades, which helps to lighten what would shussterman be a disturbing concept. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script. Not all souls leave the living world and head straight to heaven or hell. Standing in the distance, glowing with the radiance of an Afterlight, stood the Twin Towers. Shustreman, it was sluggish and slow for the first pages.

As a full-time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task-master, always at work creating new stories to tell.

Books on death for young adults aren’t necessarily a bad thing at all, I’m just on the fence as to whether Everlost is one of the better examples a kid in that age range could read.

Shustwrman did it in Unwind, and he did it in Everlost. Must redeem within 90 days.

They are not related, but they did arrive at Everlost at the same time. This idea is lost beneath an onslaught of minor plots evedlost take over the story. She figures to be a major part of the second book, but I question her motives. It is implied that this fate has befallen to a great many afterlights.

But the longer they stay, the more they forget about their pasts.


EVERLOST by Neal Shusterman | Kirkus Reviews

If only Nick’s parents had not hit a piece of steel lying in the road which caused them to blow a tire and head into the oncoming lane of traffic directly in the path of Allie’s father. This is one that kind of sinks in. Upon their death and on their way to the ‘light’ they collide and lose course, ending up in an intermittent state of existence, a land called Everlost.

I liked the excerpts that were written at the ends of each chapter. So yeah, this was my main annoyance with the book. Everlost By Everlosh Shusterman. NealShusterman December 22, Mary, also known by others as the Sky Witch, had been lying to the children.

Preview — Everlost by Neal Shusterman. From this point, the issue actually becomes worse when Lief and Nick are taken from the Haunter to the McGill. According to the laws of the universe, they should have crossed over. Jun 25, Shayantani Das rated it really liked it. As a novel, Everlost is a fun but haunting one. To start with, the writing was juvenile. Main kids Allie and Nick’s car accident took place by a forest that has burned down.

View all 5 comments. Jun 03, Harlee rated it liked it. They want their lives back, and their search for a way home will take them deep into the uncharted areas of Everlost. What I like about Shusterman is how well he knows what’s he’s writing about.