Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Everafter by Amy Huntley

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.

I've been really lucky. I've read quite a few really good books in a row. That doesn't happen very often. This was another one of those books that I just really couldn't put down. I can't stop thinking about it. It was another concept that I really liked. How many times have you read a book and thought "I want to know more about this person's life. I wish I had some background info." I do it all the time. Since Maddy is dead, and revisiting moments in her life, you get to really see her grow up. She doesn't visit these moments in order. One moment she'll be 17 and the next memory will be when she's 8.

I loved reading about her relationship with her sister go from hate to love over the years. How she met Gabe. The Daddy-Daughter Dance. Buying baby shoes. Remembering her mom.

Then the moments leading up to her death.

This book sucked me in, and like I said, I can't stop thinking about it. This is one to definitely put on your to-read list.


Stacy said...

You are really making me dying to have a library! We can't get a card until we have a bill that has our address on it. I didn't bring any books with me. . . um problem!

Stacy said...

So are you going to meet your goal of 100 books this year?! I think that is amazing. But thanks to you I think I have read like 10 books!