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.
Neal Shusterman is one of my favorite authors - but this third and final entry into the Skinjacker Trilogy is a quirky misstep. Shusterman takes a hug..Show More »e leap down the dark rabbit hole of sinister children's fiction. It feels too very sudden, too overwhelming. I felt the abundance of plot lines boxed me into choosing one character to truly invest in and treat the rest as tangents. The decidedly more sinister tone felt like sandpaper at first.
However, Nick Podehl's performance made the book very enjoyable for me and recaptured a lot of the tone of the first book (which I read and didn't listen to). If you enjoyed the first two, there's no reason to skip this one, but it is definitely darker than its predecessors.