Title: The Everafter
Author: Amy Huntley
Published: September 16th, 2009
Rating: 5 flowers
Madison Stanton doesn't know where she is or how she got there. But she does know this - she is dead. And alone in a vast, dark space. The only company Maddy has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things she lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that, with these artifacts, she can reexperience - and even change - moments from her life.
Her first kiss.
A trip to Disney World.
Her sister's wedding.
A disastrous sleepover.
In reliving these moments, Maddy learns illuminating and frightening truths about her life - and death.
THE EVERAFTER is a compelling, short read with an intriguing premise about the afterlife that will leave you thinking about it way after you've finished reading.
First of, I absolutely love when books leave you thinking about them long after your done with them. It's what sets apart a good book from a REALLY good book. And THE EVERAFTER was a REALLY good book!
THE EVERAFTER is a unique supernatural book about a girl who died and is by herself in the "everafter." All the objects that she has lost during her life are now the only things that surround her. Having realized that these objects allow her to go back and relive that moment in her life she finds herself with two problems. She doesn't know how she died or what she's supposed to do now.
"I'm dead." These very first words in the book drew me in. Along with the cover because it is absolutely AMAZING! I really liked how the book was unpredictable because you never know which age Maddy will experience since it is all based on the object she touches.
Overall, I ended up finishing this book in one sitting because it was fast paced and a short read. Amy Huntly prefected a novel about life, loss, acceptance, and powerful love.
Even though I think the characters could have been more developed, THE EVERAFTER is such a powerful young adult after-death book that will not leave you disappointed when you put it down.
*Received from HarperTeen for an honest review.*