Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

This book is basically two amazing stories put into one amazing book.  JacketScott Westerfeld’s new book is about Darcy Patel.  Darcy Patel puts a hold on college and everything else to publish her new teen novel.  Having to move to New York with no friends or family, and no Oapartment yet, Darcy wonders if she made the right choice…. until life brings her some joy.  There are also the alternate chapters, the chapters that are from Darcy’s new novel, Afterworlds.  The chapters tell of Lizzie, a teen who glimpses the Afterworld after having a near death experience in a terrorist attack.    After the attack, the character has the ability to go to the Afterworld.  There she meets a a new friend, and finds out more than she should about life after death.  I personally give this book a 4.5 out of 5.  It is a very interesting, and well written book.  I hope that Scott Westerfeld decides to make a sequel on Lizzie and Darcy’s life.  There are still many unanswered questions that we would like to know.

Submitted by Azim Chowdhury

In the book “Afterworlds” you can see that there are two different stories for two different people.  One is about Darcy Patel, an 18 year old teenager that is getting her book published by a famous organization.  You will see her struggles as she writes her first book.  The other story is about Lizzie, the main character  in the book Darcy is writing.  One day after being attacked by a terrorist she becomes a ghost.  My favorite character is Lizzie.  Lizzie must have had a very stressful week when she got attacked, and than realized she was a ghost.  My favorite part of the story is when Lizzie acquires the ability to walk through walls.  This was my favorite part because it is a big step in becoming a good ghost. I would rate this a 9 out of 10 because there was a lot cursing the book.  Yes, I would recommend this book since it has a really unique, funny style of writing.

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