Skinjacker Trilogy, Book 1

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: 2008.
ISBN: 9781439107256
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Mar 04, 2020

I enjoyed this whole series. The details were so amazing I felt like I was there, and could picture everything perfectly. Very interesting concept as well.

Dec 22, 2019

This book was just like all the other Neal Shusterman books I’ve read... totally amazing! It was very unique and inventive, not really your “quintessential” teen novel. And another similarity between his other books I’ve read (Scythe, Thunderhead, Downsiders, The Toll) is that it almost left me in tears. I like how Shusterman isn’t pulled into cliché endings like some other YA authors are, he actually manages to make the book more emotional. If there is one thing I don’t think you’ll find in a Neal Shusterman book, or at least a book 1 or 2, it’s a “happy ending”. Books need to capture the disappointment of real life, and this one does. It makes you think, unlike some other books I’ve read. I’ve got Everwild on hold now, and I can’t wait to see where Shusterman goes with Nick’s helping the lost children, Mary’s melancholy at Nick’s betrayal, and Allie and the McGill’s interesting “relationship”.

Jun 09, 2019

Shusterman sure knows how to write a good book. Sometimes throughout the book I thought Nick and Allie would come back from the dead, but that would be a little too creepy for the living. And life has already gone on without them.

Jun 01, 2019

In classic Shusterman style, the worldbuilding is stellar. It is interesting to read this book after having gone through his more recent series; you can see the lines drawn between Everlost and Unwind and Everlost and Scythe. The instalove between Mary and Nick feels forced, but perhaps that will be fleshed out in the other books in the trilogy.

Mar 11, 2019

This book had me on my toes the whole time. There were many twist and turns that were unexpected. All of the characters were well made and had their own unique personality. I would defiantly recommend this book to someone, especially if they are in middle school!

Feb 26, 2019

Creative and different. I'd been expecting a young adult book, but this one reads a little younger than that. I still enjoyed it a lot. The main characters were quite well developed and interesting - Allie a little more so than Nick, but I appreciated the contrast between the characters.

Also, I appreciated the "wear your seatbelt" PSA at the beginning. :-)

So, what happens to you if you die before you turn 17, perhaps in a head-on car crash, and something interrupts on your journey toward the light? You might end up in Everlost. Quite the afterlife universe. First book in a trilogy, the sequel is called Everwild – and it is a lot darker than this first book. Everfound is set for release in May 2011.

Fresh vision, wonderful story-telling, and an increasingly dark and unpredictable tale.

Jul 28, 2016

If you find this book scary, it only gets creepier and darker. thankfully, it does have a relatively happy ending. you may have nightmares.

Jul 22, 2015

i love this book! as soon as i started i couldn't put it down.
i loved how the book was written with as much detail as possible about the dead people
in Everlost! with so many adventures, twist and turns and shockers this book will make want more once you have finished!

Aug 16, 2014

Its my favourite book!!! its unpredictable, funny and the main character is actually smart. you wont regret reading this one!!!

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Feb 09, 2011

Nick and Allie are complete strangers that ended up dying from a car crash that killed them both. But instead of going to the end of the tunnel, they are trapped in a place between life and death...Everlost. But they don't plan to stay for long. Allie and Nick want to go home. They want their lives back. But the longer they stay in Everlost, the more they find out that it isn't such a good idea. They meet a young boy, and name him Lief. Then, they all are separated. The McGill, a terrifing and well-known monster in Everlost takes Nick and Lief, and its up to Allie to save them. She recruits Mary, leader of a large group of Everlost kids, but she refuses. So Allie, all alone, goes to The McGill. At first, she pretends to be his friend, pretending to teach him how to skin-jack. Later, The McGill finds out and puts her in a room full of other captured Everlost kids. In the end, Mary comes to rescue them all, and finds out the McGill is her own true brother. Nick and Mary, from the best of friends, to the worst of enemies when Nick found a way to the end of the tunnel, and helped other children to "get where they're going".

May 21, 2010

After a car crash that Nick and Allie didn't survive, they end up in Everlost: a sort of purgatory where they are suposed to wander aimlessly for eternity. But they don't want to just wander for eternity. And Allie wants her life back. The two of them find out that many other people in Everlost don't feel the same, and will go to desperate lengths to keep it the way it is.

EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

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 in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist.


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