by Neal Shusterman; Report by Max Dube; Hinkle block 1
I enjoyed reading this book a lot. Though it was very weird and it had a lot of random things. The reason it seemed enjoyable to me was because you never knew what would happen next. There was a lot of drama and action in it. The weirdness played a part in never knowing what would happen, but somethings were just strange. Other than that I loved this book, and I would strongly recommend it.
Nick-Nick was the protagonist. At the beginning he was a wimp and always looked at the negative side of things. Throughout the story he became a lot braver, and in the end he saved a lot of kids from the McGill and Mary. The book described him on page 8 as, "He looked kind of Chinese, except for his nose and slightly reddish-brown hair, he also had chocolate all over his face."
Mary Hightower-Mary was very wise and always calm. She did all things right, until the end when she turned on everybody and tried to keep them from getting to where they were going (meaning heaven, hell or some other place like Everlost). She didn't let people go because they never really knew where they were going even if it was the right thing to do. She was mainly a supporting character. On page 85 it described her as, "graceful, beautiful, and elegant, with a manner as velvety smooth as her dress." The dress was described as, "rich emerald velvet, with white lace cuffs and a lace collar so tight it seemed about ready to strangle her, it seemed she was about to go to a wedding."
Allie-Allie was the other protagonist. She was always very stubborn. She helped Nick free a whole lot of kids from the McGill, by tricking him into thinking she was on his side then she turned on him. On page 8 it said, "she had pretty blond hair, she wore a t-shirt, a blouse and a pair of blue jeans."
Conflict and Plot
What I mean by they died, is that well they weren't ready to die, they wanted answers and a way back to life.Which when they were looking for answers it made every other little conflict, like first Nick and Lief were captured by the Haunter, and then the Haunter was attacked by the McGill. So then Nick and Lief were taken by the McGill and tortured.
Allie had to save them and then they saved a bunch of kids. They never escaped Everlost, even though Nick found a way, they found out it wasn't their time to leave yet. So they stayed and did what needed to be done. The first conflict is Man vs. Nature, and the second is Man vs. Man.