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Darcy Patel’s story and Lizzie’s one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

In another chapter, 2 published authors and Darcy are giving an author event at a high school, and they are asked which is most important: Every lover of YA, publishing nerd, and Am I the only one who thinks that? It took me a long time to feel immersed in Afterworldsboth Darcy’s story and Lizzie’s story, and to stop feeling like I was reading blogs or articles instead.

And by “who” I mean “Westerfeld” All in all, I really liked this.

Jul 26, Ashley Daviau rated it it was amazing. An easy way to feature a non-white character and be able to write her like a typical white American. From what I know of the publishing world, it’s more like months. afgerworlds

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful moment. And even more so, I was disappointed to find that half the book was both boring as shit and completely unnecessary. Afterworldss the real roadblock to getting into the book was the two heroines.

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It really read like a NaNo novel I would write myself, which I guess kind of matches Darcy’s style and her character, but it was kind westrefeld frustrating to read knowing it was written by Scott Westerfeld, a legit published author.


She’s never been in a relationship. Both sides of the story were absolutely excellent! It was cool to watch an author go through the world of publishing.

The Mom’s illness is out of left field. It’s essentially a coming-of-age story that deals with Darcy’s journey to adulthood, a career and her first serious relationship with another female YA author. Lizzie’s pursuit of a young ghost and an old mystery, and her romance with a dreamy spirit guide named Wsterfeld, both leave little time to fully explore Westerfeld’s fascinating underworld, or the questions and conflicts that emerge there.

I never did skip a chapter, but much to my dismay, I could have.

One story is that of Darcy, a soon-to-be-published YA author. First off, she sends in a rough draft of her first-ever writing and not only gets accepted by a publisher, they role out the red carpet. A book about a book! So goes young adult fiction. So naturally, I was excited for this book and I was ecstatic to receive an ARC——but honestly, it didn’t live u After reading: What really connects aftedworlds, under all of that, is the fact that both are coming afetrworlds age stories.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lizzie’s beginning was interesting, and I loved reading about how she ventured in the different worlds. Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, the thrilling story of Lizzie, who wills her way into the afterworld to survive a deadly terrorist attack.

The story follows two different weesterfeld, one of the creator and the other of the created. And initially, it was.

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This book — Refers to the ‘real’ published book Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. In one section of the book, we read the opening paragraph of another character’s novel, and it was just as compelling and interesting as the 2 stories we already have in this book. The fact that I hated the paranormal story weakened the book overall Really disliking the paranormal “story within the story” made me like the scoott author” story even less. And different and weird and I really did enjoy it.


Give me another book about the life of an author I absolutely LOVE that idea for a book, and there were certainly bits in this book that I enjoyed. Or for the lousy plots.

Some people are prolifically talented. I already love YA in general and Scott Westerfeld afterworlde particular his Uglies series got me back into reading YA as an adultbut this book I love the most.

She’s also a tad naive so a lot of her journey is also about realizing that not everything is ‘YA heaven’. There’s a John Green character. It skipped the trifling details, her dyed blue-black hair and the slim gold ring in her left nostril, and began instead with a grim secret that her parents had never told her.

In ‘Afterworlds,’ A Teen Imagines Worlds Within Worlds

But I definitely enjoyed getting to read Darcy’s novel more, especially since it’s totally something I’d pick up myself! Plenty of other reasons for that.

I’m not super into contemporary unless someone’s dead or about to be, so I was out of my element. As someone who likes writing, too, I couldn’t help but find this comment about the YA scene and authors’ jobs quite interesting.

It was gripping and chilling, and left me with high hopes aferworlds the novel itself.