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.
Thoughts: This book was unlike anything I've ever read and the author's view on the afterlife is completely different.
The author used lost items to connect Madison back to her life and we begin to see who she is through the glimpses into her memories, slowly building a character you can relate to and understand. As the story develops, we experience happy, sad, confusing and funny moments that show us what her life was like, who were the people she loved, and keeps us guessing on how she died.
I loved the idea of The Everafter, especially being able to relive moments after dying. When the novel travels back to a certain time, there's no knowing what could happen.
The ending was a complete shock to me, and I did not see it coming. I was glad we find out what happens and how, but I was a bit disappointed there were so many unanswered questions left in the end.
Although it starts off a bit too slow for my like, it gets much better. This is an enjoyable and quick read, with a completely unique view on what happens when you die, and will leave you thinking even after you've put it down.