Thursday, December 11, 2014

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Westerfeld has taken two beautiful stories and weaved them together to form one. Expect to be mesmerized and fall in love with the main character, Lizzie.

Afterworlds is told in alternating chapters. You get to experience, Darcy's world as it is happening and the world of the characters in the book she is writing.

Seventeen year old, Darcy has been giving the opportunity most writers only dream about, a luctrative, two book publishing deal. She used this as an opportunity to defer college and move to, New York City to live as a novelest. 

Lizzie is the main character in the novel she is writing, titled, Afterworlds. Lizzie is the lone survivor of a terrorist attack and she can drift between the worlds of the living and the dead. She finds out that a dead little girl named, Mindy has been living in her home and she becomes her protector.

This is a compelling coming of age novel that that will keep you turning the pages. It's 600 pages!!! The premise and setup are unique. I hope, Westerfeld writes a sequel because I am itching to read more about Lizzie and Darcy!

Grade: A+

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