By Neal Shusterman
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689872372, 320pp.)
Publication Date: August 22, 2006
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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.
Neal Shusterman, New York Times bestselling author, has written more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including Full Tilt, The Skinjacker Trilogy (Everlost, Everwild, and Everfound), Unwind, UnWholly, Bruiser, and The Schwa Was Here, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction. Several of his books are now in development as feature films. Neal lives in Southern California when he‚Äôs not travelling the globe, and can be found online at Storyman.com.
"Marvelously inventive...and magically beautiful."
-- Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's Game
‚eoeA rip-roaring adventure complete with monster, blimps, and high-diving horses.‚e ‚e"School Library Journal
†‚eoeShusterman elegantly reveals the complexities of his parallel world‚e¶a funny irreverent, and memorable adventure.‚e ‚e"The Bulletin of the Center for Children‚e(TM)s Books
‚eoeA unique exploration of life after death.‚e ‚e"Booklist