The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski
When kids awake on an island, they’re told there was an accident. Before they can go home, they will visit Foreverland, an alternate reality that will heal their minds.
Reed dreams of a girl that tells him to resist Foreverland. He doesn’t remember her name, but knows he once loved her. He’ll have to endure great suffering and trust his dream. And trust he’s not insane.
Danny Boy, the new arrival, meets Reed’s dream girl inside Foreverland. She’s stuck in the fantasy land that no kid can resist. Where every heart’s desire is satisfied. Why should anyone care how Foreverland works?
This book was just okay in my opinion. It kept my interest enough to see it through, but didn’t excite me enough to read the sequel.
The concept and storyline of this book are great and it had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, I was left dissatisfied overall. I wasn’t quite bored with the book, but I didn’t overly enjoy my time reading it either. It was very easy to find other things to do rather than read this book, so that’s a red flag for me. I love to read! When I’m reading a good book, there’s nothing that can stop me (other than my daughter – haha).
The characters were just okay and the writing was a bit weak (with typos/errors throughout. Sigh.).
Best Aspect: Creativity
Worst Aspect: Writing