Everlost by Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman personally recommended Everlost to me, so it is disappointing to admit I didn't enjoy it very much. Shusterman did his job with great writing and an interesting storyline. He commented to me t hat adult readers tend to enjoy this story more than some of his others. Maybe I a,m not grown up enough because mostly the book just creeped me out!

But School Library Journal writes: “Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity. While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip-roaring adventure…”

Shusterman is a maser when it comes to creating multi dimensional characters. The villains do things you agree with and the heroes do things you don't. Finding out what happens to each of the characters drove me through the story. But I think overall it was too dark for me to truly enjoy it, though I know a lot of other people will.

I decided to specifically read this book right now because the sequel, Everwild, was released just a few months ago.


  1. I've never even heard of this one, but I'd probably pick it up (and its sequel) off the shelf solely based on the cover. It's very mysterious and eerie looking. Though I don't know if I can handle really dark books.

  2. You always have to brag about the personal recommendation, don't you? Ha!

    I think this one sounds great. Totally my kind of book. And, you know me, fan of the dark. *cough* Damon. But I'm surprised you shy away from darker books. You loved Unwind, right? I thought that was KIND of dark, but it was also really thought-provoking, which you're a fan of.


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