Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Everafter by Amy Huntly

"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." -

Overall: 4/5

This was a pretty quick read. Ususally the other word to go with "quick" is "light", but that wasn't this book at all. This book brings up a lot of different questions about death and how life is looked at from the other side. I love the way Huntley told this story; how it was given to you bit by bit in fragments, yet somehow still managed to get the whole story out in its own time.

I almost hope that death is kind of similar to the way that Huntley describes it in Everafter. It's not outrageously wonderful or extravegant. It's not complete emptiness. It's just mellow and peaceful and.... honestly, very zen. And I kind of like the idea of that.

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 4/5
Cover: 5/5

This is Amy Huntley's first book.

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