Thursday, July 25, 2013


General Analysis

Book Title: Everlost

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publish Date: October 1, 2006

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy

Plot:  Nick and Allie are caught halfway between life and death.  They live in a place called Everlost which is filled with things that no longer exist.  They no longer need to breath or eat, yet the desires to do so still exist.  The longer that kids exist in Everlost, the more they begin to forget about how they were and who they were in the living world.

Overall Thoughts:  I thought this book was wonderful, but not as wonderful as other books by Neal Shusterman.  I recently just reread this book.  The first time that I read it was in high school and I loved it just as much as I did when I was in high school.  The only thing that I did not like was that the story was not as good as I expect from Shusterman.

In Depth Analysis

Characters: The characters are very in-depth with their own unique personalities.  Each has their own story which I was delighted to read.

Writing Style:  The writing style is wonderful as always.  Filled with suspense and action, Neal Shusterman never ceases to amaze me.

Likes:  I love the way that every character in Shusterman's books always have a story that makes them who they are.  It makes the story easier to relate to.  I also love the suspense and the action that is in all of his novels.  Shusterman always has unique ideas for each of his books and it makes reading each book of his an adventure.

Dislikes:  This book was fun to read, but seemed to have been written for a younger audience than most of his books.  I did not find it as enjoyable as his other books, but it was still a fun read.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age:  I would recommend this book to middle school and high school students.  The writing style is more for this younger audience.  The only thing that may not be appropriate for young audiences is the darkish subject matter of the book, death.  Neal Shusterman handles this subject in a light and enjoyable way and in a way that is appropriate for all ages.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Future Reviews and Reads

I just finished a book that was a Read and Review book on Goodreads called Genesisthat is part of the XII Saga by Jason Rowe and Brian Palmer.  It was not an enjoyable as I hoped.  My review for Goodreads is located here.  I may do a review for my blog on this book soon.

I am starting a book soon called The Why of Things that I got from a giveaway on Goodreads.  I am excited to be starting this contemporary novel by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.

I am also still reading The Language of God by Francis S. Collins and Jesus Freaks by dc Talk.  I am greatly enjoying both of these Christian Nonfiction books.