Everlost, the limbo land of dead children, is at war. Nick the “Chocolate Ogre” wants to help the children of Everlost reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Mary Hightower, self-proclaimed queen of lost children and dangerous fanatic, is determined to keep Everlost’s children trapped within its limbo for all eternity. Traveling in the memory of the Hindenburg, Mary is spreading her propaganda and attracting Afterlights to her cause at a frightening speed.
Meanwhile, Allie the Outcast travels home to seek out her parents, along with Mikey, who was once the terrifying monster the McGill. Allie is tempted by the seductive thrill of skinjacking the living, until she discovers the shocking truth about skinjackers.
I love this series so far.
The parallel world that Shusterman has created is detailed and fantastical.
I love how the reader gets to discover the world of Everlost at the same time the kids living in there do too. The characters are intriguing, entertaining, and understandable.
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
This book was, everything. All at once. It was funny, smart, heartbreaking, quirky and relatable. It made me see so many emotions that I didn't think a piece of fiction ever would be able to do.
I laughed, I cried, and I loved every moment of it.
I think this might actually be my favourite John Green book yet.
There are just so many wonderful thing about this beautiful piece of liturature.
Augustus and Hazel are amazing. They are intelligent, funny, and real.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone.