Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

By Scott Westerfeld

Darcy Patel has placed university and every thing else on carry to post her youngster novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in ny without residence or pals she wonders no matter if she's made the fitting selection till she falls in with a crowd of alternative professional and fledgling writers who take her less than their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful mystery approximately Lizzie, a teenager who slips into the 'Afterworld' to outlive a terrorist assault. however the Afterworld is a spot among the residing and the lifeless and as Lizzie drifts among our global and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - tales have to be reconciled. And while a brand new hazard resurfaces, Lizzie learns her precise presents is probably not sufficient to guard these she loves and cares approximately such a lot.

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Oh, I got a B in biology. See you for dinner. xx y y 40 y y The meal was lovely last night, Claire. Did you get the recipe for those potatoes from Gran? They were just like hers. And I forgot to tell you—that island was one of the islands of Indonesia. We took you there when you were nine because your father had research to do. It was just before we decided to separate. I’m surprised you remember. It’s funny what your children remember of you. I remember that my mom made delicious potatoes and that she used to draw pictures with us when we got home from school.

Anyway, everything will be fine, so please stop worrying. There’s really nothing to worry about. Love, Mom. y y 28 y y Good luck at the doctor’s today with your thing. Sorry I can’t come with you, Mom . . y y 29 y y I have another appointment next week, honey. Do you want to come with me? 4:30pm Monday—if you could get home from school by 4 we could go over together. See if you can make it. Love, Mom. y y 30 y y Babysitting tonight, Mom. Gotta run!!! I can’t find my key. Will you be home to let me in?

Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase? I wanted to get these boots but I haven’t got quite enough. I’ll cook ALL NEXT WEEK! xox y y 33 y y I’m sorry, Mom! I thought I could come with you, but I have this thing at school. Good luck with the doctor! Let me know how it goes . . xox y y 34 y y Mom?????? Where are you???? I waited for ages and I thought you’d be home. I called the hospital, but they said you hadn’t come back to work after your appointment. I even called Dad to see if he knew anything. Not that he ever knows where you are.

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