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Everlost by Neal Shusterman
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If you were lucky enough to see Neal Shusterman at Crossroads last year, you will know that he certainly deserves the name Storyman. His latest book, Everlost, is yet another weave of stories with interesting characters in unique settings.

The book begins when Nick and Allie are both killed in a car accident. They meet as they collide on their way toward the "light" and are tossed into an alternate universe called Everlost. You can never stop moving in Everlost, lest you sink into the earth. You can't look for your home, although Allie is trying to find her family. She and Nick form a bond as they travel and look for answers to their plight. They encounter Mary Hightower, the leader of the lost children's souls at the World Trade Center. Mary seems to be their protector but the author plays with the idea of goodness itself. Then they meet the dreaded McGill, a monster who chimes children on his ship (certainly an interesting picture forms from Shusterman's description of life on the ship!)
This land-in-between proves to be unlike any place you can imagine and its bizarre inhabitants make Everlost a great read.
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