The Everafter (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Sep 29, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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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.


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Yeah, i'm a sap for a good love story. - Goodreads
The ending made me bawl. - Goodreads
The writing style is distinctly teen. - Goodreads
Some people were even depressed by the ending. - Goodreads
I really had a hard time finding the plot interesting. - Goodreads
Finally, I liked the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nenia Campbell - Goodreads

I seriously need to get off this dead-girls-angsting-from-beyond-the-grave jag, because it's seriously bumming me out. In fact, I think I should make a shelf for it. EDIT: I have made a shelf for it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Lipko - Goodreads

In life Madison Stanton has an obsessive attachment to items. In death, she finds objects that solicit memories of life and the thoughts, feelings of the people, vividly transport her back as though ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Amy Huntley says that a colleague's musings were the spark that inspired The Everafter: "I've always had a tendency to attach myself to the objects of my life, so when one of my friends said something like, 'Wouldn't it be funny if all those things you lost turned up after you were dead, just when you didn't need them anymore?' it got me thinking. But I wanted to believe there would be a purpose to their reappearance. As the story evolved, I realized that Madison's quest to make peace with moving on to the Everafter is really the same battle that everyone goes through as they grow and become someone new."

Amy lives with her daughter in Michigan, where she is a teacher of high school English.

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