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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After reading and greatly enjoying “Unwind”, I was eager to read another book Shusterman had written.

Dec 14, Duffy Pratt rated it really liked it Shelves: Shusterman’s Full Tilt enigmatic novel imagines a purgatory where only bh go, with its own vocabulary and body of literature plus a monster named the McGill. If I had the option to give it three and a half stars, I would.

They land in Everlost, the space between the living and the end of the tunnel, and meet Lief, from whom they learn that Afterlights cannot walk where the living walk and that they cannot be seen or heard by the living.

In Everlost only the young exist, because adults “never get lost on the way to the light. As a enal, Everlost is an engrossing read.


I’ve read Neal Shusterman before, but that didn’t leave me prepared for this. Many of the kids have been around for hundreds of years, including Mary, who has written books on how to survive in Everlost. I also enjoyed the little tidbits from Mary’s book at the end of each chapter- they were a fun way of slowly unraveling neall details of Shusterman’s created world. That’s the genre I read most. I was completely surprised by the twist of him being Mary’s brother but I absolutely love it!!

She needs to go home to find out whether her parents died in the same car accident that she died in. The story is the first in the Skinjacker trilogy that takes place in Everlost, the place between life and death. Preview — Everlost by Neal Shusterman. I want more action and drama in the next book.


More books in this series: Lief and Nick are both trapped inside of barrels filled with pickle brine. The only recollection they have is of landing on the ground in the woods and feeling very tired. This is a great book for middle grade and young adults alike. It is a full and fascinating world in its own right. And then there is the overriding question everloxt whether this place is there eternity, or whether its possible either to go back to the living world, or go on to the next assuming there is nesl next.

But Everlost is also full of dangers if the kids stay bh one place for too long, they sink to the center of the earthand monsters the Magill, the Haunter.

Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote: Upon their death and on their way to the ‘light Well there’s one lesson I learned from this book, never teach your kids to stay put when they get lost.

Wow, this one took me by surprise.

Everlost | Neal Shusterman

The first two major changes occur because of a very direct event. Jun 25, Shayantani Das rated it really liked it. Why can’t she just “get where she’s going” too? Be the first to discover new talent!

I think that I would have had less ambivalence about Everlost had it been written for an older juvenile reading audience and contained an older group of characters in the book. Oct 27, Hannah rated it liked it Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

I must say I enjoyed the way he played with disasters from the past. One of the two is a hard headed kid who would stop at nothing ny answers, and the other is a easy-go-lucky kid who’d rather follow the rules. The catch though is that I honestly don’t have the luxury of time to read novels as much as I want to because pre-med is draining nal life out of me.


Ghosts can’t feel pain and they can’t die. Pages to import images to Wikidata. They would forever stand in the Everlost because of the terrible tragedy that took place on They fashioned “snow shoes” to make it easier to walk on the ground so they wouldn’t sink.

However, unbeknownst to her Mikey was able to claw his way out of the center of the Earth through pure force of will, but over time evolved into a hideous monster, reflective of his anger. There are lots of books out there that have takes on the afterlife, but I think this one is my favorite so far. It was a bit disorienting and a bit confusing. It’s a good book, just maybe for a younger crowd. This is a fun young adult story with plenty of excitement and danger.

I just felt like it was slow in places and I think some more action would have helped a lot. It is one concept that quiets, that disturbs and is a source of anxiety for many.

Everlost | Book by Neal Shusterman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

A new character also appears and the quest to go West continues with Milos. I kind of like the side characters in this book more than the main characters, to be honest.

And even though Everlost wasn’t consistently plotted, it certainly finished strong. Mary, also known by others as the Sky Witch, had been lying to the children. Nick and Allie don’t survive the car accident Another minor problem that I had with the narrating was that the character perspective changed sometimes without any warning or notice.