Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Neverworld Wake by Marissa Pessl - ADVISABLE

Neverworld Wake by Marissa Pessl, 336 pages. Delacorte Press, 2018.  $14.

Language: PG (2 swears); Mature Content: PG-13;  Violence: PG-13



A year after her boyfriend's untimely death, in an attempt to understand what happened, Beatrice reconnects with her former best friends. After a raucous night out, and a harrowing car crash they are trapped in a never-ending loop of the same 24 hours. The only way out is for the five of them to agree on one person who will live to see the next day.

Magical realism at its finest. This book is trippy in the truest sense of the word. I really enjoyed the pacing as well as the way the characters developed, it had all the existential crises of a New Adult book without the superfluous cursing or sex. Really interesting ideas about existence and growth as well as the secrets we keep from those we are closest to.

Catherine, Library Teacher

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