Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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 she has in this place are luminescent objects that turn out to be all the things Maddy lost while she was alive. And soon she discovers that with these artifacts, she can reexperience—and sometimes 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 sometimes frightening truths about her life—and death.
This is a haunting and ultimately hopeful novel about the beauty of even the most insignificant moments—and the strength of true love even beyond death.

Well, I didn't hate it, but I wasn't totally in love with this book either. It was well researched and written, and totally different than what I expected it to be, which is good. A good surprise. I love the cover, it makes sense once you read the story. All the events in the story lead up to Madison's death, and how she died. It's quite sad. And makes you mad when you think about it. This story is about learning to forgive, to keep loving, and never give up hope. Everything and everyone has a purpose, once its over you just have to appreciate it, and now dwell on the bad memories all the time. It was a really quick read, but yes, I would read it again, you should read it too. x.