Allie and Nick both die in a auto clang. They’re supposed to travel towards that light at the terminal of the tunnel. but they bump into each other and acquire knocked into a cryptic universe between life and decease called Everlost. The universe is filled with panic. and unexpected turns for the psyches that reside at that place. Both Nick and Allie want their lives back. so they start researching this new universe. trusting to happen a manner back to their normal lives. There is a gimmick. nevertheless: If they stand still in the life universe for excessively long. they will drop into Earth. The longer they stay in Everlost. the more they forget about themselves in the existent universe.
In the beginning of the book. they are saved by a male child named Lief. who tells them that they are called “Afterlights” . who can non walk where the life walk. They are slightly similar shades. He warns them of a awful and evil monster. McGill. before they make their manner to New York City. There. they meet a Mary Hightower. the “mother” of Afterlights who keeps many Afterlights safe. and writer of 100s of books on life in Everlost. She lives with the kids under her attention in the destroyed World Trade Center. This is because things that are much beloved in the universe can traverse into Everlost if they are destroyed. They settle down. but Allie is non content with the manner things are. so she sets out to see if she has particular powers. Allie notices other Afterlights at the Twin Towers maintain repetition and making the same exact thing everyday. Lief gets stuck playing the Pac-Man arcade game non-stop and she has to prise him from the game to drag him along with her.
They meet The Haunter in a mill that crossed over to Everlost. Allie gets Lief and Nick captured by The Haunter and it is shown that Allie can pick up populating things and besides possess or ‘skinjack’ as it is called in the book. In her escapades. she learns how to utilize her ain powers. These escapades tell Nick his intent while uncovering the secret program of Mary Hightower and the existent individuality of the McGill. Mikey McGill. Mary ( truly Megan ) Hightower’s younger brother. Mary. besides known by others as the Sky Witch. has been lying to the kids. stealing the coins they constantly have in their ownership. which will let them to go forth Everlost. a metaphor for the coins given to pay Charon. Nick has besides received the nickname “Chocolate Ogre” because of how he has a cocoa discoloration on his face. and Mary spreads rumours about how he sends Afterlights away by enticing them in with the odor of cocoa.
Allie outsmarts the McGill. who is unmasked by his sister. Allie. going place. is subsequently saved by Mikey. who takes her the remainder of the manner place. Setting: The narratives in the Skinjacker trilogy takes topographic point in the Everlost. Everlost is the topographic point between life and decease that all lost kids end up after acquiring lost in their journey to the hereafter. These lost kids. or Afterlights as they are called. are unobserved by the existent “living” universe. The afterlights can non interact with the existent universe ( except those with the ability to possess or “skinjack” the life and will drop to the Earth’s nucleus if they stay still. An exclusion. is when person has died in that topographic point. They can interact with certain objects that are loved so much by their proprietors that when the object interruptions. it crosses over to Everlost. unbroken. and is given a topographic point at that place for infinity. The same is for certain topographic points that were destroyed ( the twin towers are used as an illustration ) that were loved and cherished by many people and will ne’er be forgotten. There are no grownups in Everlost presumptively because they know where they are traveling Character: Alexandra “Allie” the Outcast: Allie is a 14-year-old miss who ends up in Everlost after the auto she is siting in. clangs head on on a main road with the jammed black Mercedes that Nick was in.
Allie is courageous and “goal” orientated though non a contriver. She was born-again nine months subsequently in “Everlost” as an Afterlight. Allie discovers that she has the gifted ability to “possess” ( or “skinjack” as it is called in the book ) people. She tries to return place to run into her parents in order to set her troubled head at easiness. However. on the manner. she and Nick encounters many escapades. [ 3 ] Nick: He is 14 old ages old. A half-Japanese male child who is more of a follower. non a leader. He was siting in a jammed black Mercedes on the manner to a nuptials when he died with cocoa on his face ; now he is stuck in formal apparels and a cocoa covered oral cavity for infinity. . [ 3 ] Megan “Mary Hightower” McGill: The self-proclaimed expert on Everlost. she has written many books on life in the universe between life and decease.
She besides thinks of herself as the female parent of the many kids stuck in this universe. being one of the oldest dwellers at 15. She will make anything to maintain the “lost” Afterlights in Everlost. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Michael Edward McGill. “The McGill” or “Mikey” : The brother of Megan McGill. After get awaying the by [ [ Inner core|earth’s nucleus ] by going a monster ] . he encounters a shade ship where he spends about 20 old ages plundering and “kidnapping” Afterlights after believing a luck in a Chinese luck cooky that in exchange for 1000 psyche. he can return to the land of the life. [ 3 ] Travis. alias “Lief” : An 11-year-old male child Allie and Nick had found in the crossed-over wood. He follows them throughout the novel. until he reaches a province of peace and leaves Everlost through a coin. Before he leaves it is discovered that his existent name was Travis. This is how Nick realizes the coins have the power to assist the Afterlights “get where they’re going” .