It made me a bit uneasy to read about children who lost their way between life and death. But the storyline was well thought out and talently written...Show More » I liked how some things crossed over like birthday cakes and the twin towers. There was a fortune cookie twist that was also a fun idea. I think the thing I liked most -- and what I was most worried about -- was that the ending was good. It was clean and satisfying. I already knew there were sequels to this book, so I was concerned that Shusterman would leave these kids wandering in the in-between forever. But he cleaned it up real well and I will probably give the sequel a try as well.
Everfound is the final book in Neal Shusterman's fantastic Skinjacker series. The setting, as in the previous books, is Everlost, where the souls of ..Show More »children who didn't make it into the light after death abide until they're ready to move on, Once the leader of many of the children, Mary Hightower believes she is "saving" the children by preventing them from moving on. As the story opens, she hibernates after her second death in the living world.
Her diabolical plans, not only for living children, but the entire living world, are ready to be executed by her enthralled minions. Her enemy Allie is in their clutches. Mary's brother Mikey and her erstwhile love Nick are on a mission to rescue Allie, but are captured by a "scar wraith" who can extinguish their existence with a single touch. Jix, a "furjacker" who can inhabit the bodies of animals, adds his own agenda to the mix.
And that's just the beginning of this remarkably inventive and thrilling adventure. It simply took my breath away. The ending is bittersweet but highly satisfying. Nick Podehl does an outstanding job with the voice characterizations. Don't pass this series over if you're not a kid--these books are great for everyone from pre-teen and up!