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. 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. Shusterman’s (Full Tilt) enigmatic novel imagines a purgatory where only children go, with its own vocabulary and body of literature plus a.

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Really, it was sluggish and slow for the first pages. Neil Shusterman has an uncanny imagination and the new world he has brought to life is a very different take on what happens after you die. nexl

On the other hand, I also continually wondered at the appeal to these enal readers based on the way Shusterman presented his ideas on the afterlife of dead children. As I said before, Everlost was extremely tame compared to my previous Shusterman experience. Nick receives the nickname “Chocolate Ogre” because of the chocolate stain on his face, and Mary spreads rumors about how he sends Afterlights away by luring them in with the smell of chocolate. Everlost is a b Addicting, creative, fascinating tale that weaves something that could have been either cliched or overly creepy into something brilliant and original.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Since fortune cookies in Everlost always tells the truth, the McGill believes he can come back to life if he collects a thousand souls. Nick, Allie, and Leif re Actual Rating: I think that I would have had less ambivalence about Evrrlost had it been written for an older juvenile reading audience and contained an older group of characters in the book.

And out of both of these concerns come the legends of monsters: View all 6 comments. And the story was just so intriguing and crazy. These lost children, or Afterlights as they shustwrman called, are unseen by the real “living” world. What I like about them is the fact they’re not completely good or bad people. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.


Their journey to get where they need to go is one of struggle, frustration, and ultimately accomplishment.


Everlost Neal Shusterman, Author. When Nick and Allie landed in Everlost they slept for nine months before waking up. Allie, traveling home sinks through a bridge but is later saved by Mikey, who agrees to everlosy her the rest of the way to her home. Well written and the teen heroes are less annoying and better written than many others I’ve read. This book taught me the importance of trying shisterman find your way to where you’re going no matter what the challenges or obstacles you’re faced with.

Even when the story handles very serious matters that scared and creep Everlost reminded me of several books I felt rather lukewarm about – ElsewhereLord of the Flies and Gone. Mary was an interesting character, though I have no idea why she so strongly insists on people staying in Everlost. shuaterman

Everlost | Neal Shusterman

The afterlights for the shsterman part cannot interact with the real world and will sink to the Earth’s core if they stay still. In Everlost, by Neal Shusterman, both Nick and Allie experience death for themselves; they throw each other off the right track and end up in a mid-zone–Everlost.

There, they meet Mary Hightower, the “mother” of Afterlights who keeps many Afterlights safe, and is the author everloost hundreds of books about living in Everlost.

When Nick and Allie make it to the Twin Towers, they find Mary, who calls herself the queen of lost children. I’ve read Neal Shusterman before, but that didn’t leave me prepared for this.


Its all very well thought out and extremely well done. Hopefully this leads to a lot of character development in the next book.

Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to eerlost. They can interact with certain objects that are loved so much by their owners that, when the object breaks, it crosses over to Everlost, unbroken, and is given a place there for eternity. Allie outsmarts the McGill, who is unmasked by Mary and returned to the form of a human boy when Mary shows a picture of him.

Eventually, Allie decided to go her own way and convinced Nick and Lief to come with her. It’s simple, different and I just adore it. I suppose that is backwards, but there seemed to be something vulnerable about him.

Cultures have each made distinct views on death from reincarnation to spending eternity in the Underworld. View all 18 comments. What I like about Shusterman is how well he knows what’s he’s writing about. It’s really hard to find a good young adult novel.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman shustermann up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age.

Through their adventure in Everlost they come across other souls, as well as monsters, haunters and all things slightly bizarre. He made one up when the two asked him what it was.

I kind of like the side characters in this book more than the main characters, to be honest. Other than these few flaws, I found the book enjoyable and the creativity displayed in this book is brilliant. Neal Shusterman has created a never-before-seen world that includes adventure and fantasy.