Kids who died and are stuck between the world of the living and the dead will find themselves in a place called Everlost. If they stay there instead oKids who died and are stuck between the world of the living and the dead will find themselves in a place called Everlost. If they stay there instead of passing on they have to stay in areas called the 'dead spots', where some other death has happened. If they don't stay in that spot they will find themselves sinking trough. Every kid ha a coin with them ( representing the payment to pass on.) If they have an unfinished business and need to go back, they will have the coin to take them back. Mary Hightower, the older kid there, think she knows what's best for everyone. She loves to be needed. And that's why she do everything to keep from the other kid from passing on. Sh she have each of them to throw the coins in a wishing well.
The kids in Everlost have to constantly remind themselves who they are. And some can't even remember their name and when they can't they will have to stay in Everlost forever. Their face change to how they think they look like. McGill is another villain in this story. He forgot how he look like or what his name is and that is why he looks like a monster. I love how he end up becoming.
Allie is not satisfied with spending all her time in Everlost. She knows there must be something else. She is not content to simply wander eternally, forgetting their lives. She wants an answer. And she refuse to take no as an answer.
Nick is determined to stop Mary Hightower from her evil work of stopping the kid from passing on. Too bad though 'cause he loves her too. I can't wait to know what will happen to their love story!
It's a shame the book isn't as well known, cause it's terrific! I immediately fell in love with Mary's brother for who he was before everything.I love the themes of this book, when people think of life afterdeath they sure don't think about this. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy the supernatural world and love adventure. This book has a lot of adventure and it introduces you to a whole new world you have never imagined. ...more
Yay! I've always like to read a book like this. I love the idea of the story. What everyone thought about the Gallagher Academy as being a school forYay! I've always like to read a book like this. I love the idea of the story. What everyone thought about the Gallagher Academy as being a school for the posh and spoil brat girls from the rich is quite wrong. Gallagher Academy is more than that. It is a spy school. Yep, a school where girls go to learn about spy stuffs and what they learn is more advanced. The kids in the school have to learn numerous of different languages and master different types of martial arts and other so interesting and exciting stuffs. I wish I can go there.
Cammie is the second generation spy in her family and her mother is a spy who is now the headmistress of the Gallagher Academy. Cammie's dad is presumed dead and why Cammie think that is because she know there must be something more to that.
One day, while on a field mission Cammie stumbled onto a subject named Josh. Cammie seems to be at lost of words and 14 other languages because she can't think of anything to say when she saw the cute and adorable Josh. That is not really spy-like isn't it? Cammie's two best friends Bex and Liz decided to help her with her dilemma and help he to investigate the subject. Cammie find herself more drawn to Josh then ever before but she can't really keep up with the lies so things started to get messed up. I am so sorry to read what happen to Cammie and Josh later on.
This book is indeed funny and I enjoy reading it all the way though there's some scenes that Cammie shouldn't have done. Some of the scenes did kept me thinking over and over again. Isn't she a spy? She is suppose to be able to handle these things. Yeah, sometimes I get frustrated watching Cammie. Nonetheless, I love this book for the humour and cool gadgets and I am most jealous of the teachers. Why can't our teachers be as cool as theirs? ...more
This is actually the first book of Sarah Dessen that I've ever read. I've read some reviews saying that Lock and Key is actually not the author's bestThis is actually the first book of Sarah Dessen that I've ever read. I've read some reviews saying that Lock and Key is actually not the author's best writing. So I thought if that's the case then her best writing must be really good. When I first read about the book I don't really think I'm going to like it. The book sounds cheesy and I was expecting some love triangles or something. But the book turns out to be different and much to my relieve there's not a love triangle in sight.
I grew to love Ruby Cooper throughout the story. At first, Ruby is quite the ignorant and self-dependent type and always not willing to accept anybody's help. But over time she learns to listen to others and give chance for them to help her. She also become more sociable. Nate is also an interesting character. But we never got to really know him. At first, it was Nate who is always helping Ruby but when Ruby learns of Nate's situation she grew to understands him more and try to help him too. It seems like Lock and Key is just telling how Ruby is changing to an understanding person and thus helping Nate who is facing problems at home, like her. There's no depth in Nate's character and all we know about him is his problem at home.
I never read any of Sarah Dessen's book before so I don't know if her writing is any different. But I do enjoy Lock and Key though so I think I might read her other books too. ...more
This book will maybe be a good read for a Middle Grade. The story seems to be lacking of plot. We know that Stewart is trying to get rid of his dad neThis book will maybe be a good read for a Middle Grade. The story seems to be lacking of plot. We know that Stewart is trying to get rid of his dad new girlfriend who is also his art teacher, Wanda Gibbs. Throughout the story we are only reading how Stewart is trying to get rid of Wanda with the help of his two best friends Rachel and Ham. The story is lacking of depth. We never really knew Wanda that well and in the end it is still unclear if she is a witch or not. The accusations of his own son and the odd punishment of turning into a frog also has no explanations. We never really know anything apart from Stewart's mission to kick Wanda away from his dad.
This book has a lot of holes and are lacking of plots but I still enjoy it. It's fun to read about how Stewart and his friends work together. Also, Stewart problems with his family and high school is real and you can really understands him. The story is also interesting to read with a few laughs along the way. I found Wanda Gibbs to be really mysterious and quite charming actually. She seems to have a lot of wisdom. But I really want to know about why she is always rubbing her necklace when trying to persuades someone like she really is a witch. But you never really know the truth at the end.
I enjoy reading the ending. It was a good closure. Overall, this book can be quite a wonderful read if you can just ignore the few holes missing. This book would be a perfect read for kids. ...more