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Everlost (The Skinjacker Trilogy) (original 2006; edition 2009)

by Neal Shusterman

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When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even skinjacking--to break free.
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Title:Everlost (The Skinjacker Trilogy)
Authors:Neal Shusterman
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:New High School Books
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Everlost by Neal Shusterman (2006)

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A teen book for 12 up that deals with death and, to some extent, what happens afterwards, although this isn’t a religious book. Everlost is a kind of purgatory for the souls of children who get knocked off course. The world the author creates with its various characters, creatures, and monsters is the best thing about it. However, there’s a lack of emotion from Nick and Allie over their death, to a point which struck me as unrealistic. There’s plenty to like about them, but there could have been more. Likewise, the suggestion of a budding romantic interest seems out of place so early in events. The book is more of an adventure plot than a teaching method, which is fine, though I feel it could have done more. Still, the book contains a great cast, and I’d still recommend this for children even though I feel some under 12s could read this. I was reading books like Oliver Twist when I was 8, so the nasty parts don’t seem to warrant such a high age rating for some. I’m sure well-read younger readers would enjoy this and it’s easily readable, containing some fabulous ideas, and a well thought out story world. ( )
  SharonMariaBidwell | Apr 4, 2024 |
Everlost is a place where souls of children go when they die, they arrive with no idea where they are and in the clothes they died in (unfortunately for some). Luckily good girl Mary is just around the corner and all you have to do is make a wish into a well you can throw a coin in to be accepted into her little world of happiness.


Allie isn't an idiot, there's something wrong with a few things in Everlost and her determined and strong willed character seeks answers, even from the darkest of spirits.I had been wanting to read this book for quite some time so when i finally got it i was eager to start reading....then I fell out with reading every few days and a book that should have been devoured in days took....well more days.

Everlost was enjoyable, quite different in many ways and the characters are all strong and likeable, I found a lot of the ideas rather interesting in particularly objects and forests being held in Everlost due to their value to people in life.

Well worth reading but not sure if I would read second, however Unwind is appealing to me.


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  Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
Everlost is a place where souls of children go when they die, they arrive with no idea where they are and in the clothes they died in (unfortunately for some). Luckily good girl Mary is just around the corner and all you have to do is make a wish into a well you can throw a coin in to be accepted into her little world of happiness.

Allie isn't an idiot, there's something wrong with a few things in Everlost and her determined and strong willed character seeks answers, even from the darkest of spirits.I had been wanting to read this book for quite some time so when i finally got it i was eager to start reading....then I fell out with reading every few days and a book that should have been devoured in days took....well more days.

Everlost was enjoyable, quite different in many ways and the characters are all strong and likeable, I found a lot of the ideas rather interesting in particularly objects and forests being held in Everlost due to their value to people in life.

Well worth reading but not sure if I would read second, however Unwind is appealing to me. ( )
  Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
When two kids are in a car accident they end up in a limbo world between life and death. They learn to navigate this new world they have entered and they must work together to figure out what to do next. This suspenseful book brings new adventures to the reader and keeps the reader wanting more. The reader is constantly learning alongside the characters, which is very exciting as a reader.
  CaseyP | Feb 18, 2023 |
I'm a sucker for a good, fast plot, but this book has a fast-paced plot and really interesting, well-developed characters! The people in this book will make you think twice about how well we know ourselves and the people around us. That is, if you have time to think about all that during the non-stop action in this book. The story begins when two fourteen year olds who have never met before find themselves in Everlost, somewhere between life and death. Together they have to figure out how to navigate this strange world that overlaps our own, and work with, or against, the many other lost souls that they encounter. ( )
  kamlibrarian | Dec 23, 2022 |
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Book was great!!! I loved it!!! Skin jacking and all the other things in the book literally had me holding my breath. Suprising ending had me "woWed"! But, like stated before, it isnt as political as unwind. This book is soooooo worth reading!!!!!
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For my aunt, Mildred Altman, who taught me a love of boooks and reading.
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On a hairpin turn, above the dead forest, on no day in particular, a white Toyota crashed into a black Mercedes, for a moment blending into a blur of gray.
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