Nevernever

Nevernever

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by Will Shetterly
     
 

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Growing up is hard to do . . . especially if, like Ron, you've been cursed (blessed?) and changed into a half wolf/half human. But though he may look strange, there is nothing weird about his loyalty to his newfound friends, or in his attempts to stay true to himself in the deadly, shifting world of Bordertown.

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Growing up is hard to do . . . especially if, like Ron, you've been cursed (blessed?) and changed into a half wolf/half human. But though he may look strange, there is nothing weird about his loyalty to his newfound friends, or in his attempts to stay true to himself in the deadly, shifting world of Bordertown.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Will Shetterly's Bordertown novels:
"A gritty, vivid portrait of a half-familiar world . . . Elsewhere works almost perfectly."--Newsday

"Shetterly has just enough distance from his hero to shape [his] troubled journey with skill and conviction, too little distance to patronize."--The Village Voice Literary Supplement

"Breaks ground that other writers will certainly try to cultivate."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Sometimes violent and profane, yet beautifully written . . . Not for the weak of heart, but a book for the adventurous soul."--The New Advocate

School Library Journal
Gr 9-12-In this sequel to Elsewhere (Harcourt, 1991), Ron, a runaway, lives in Bordertown, where the World and Faerie meet. Once a human, he has been turned into a werewolf by a potent spell. His friends are humans, elves, and halfies, and his task is to protect Florida, an orphan elf who is the unwilling heir to the Elflands throne. It soon becomes obvious that things are not always what they seem in Bordertown. Technology is not reliable, magic is not predictible, and people are not necessarily who they say they are. This is cyberpunk fantasy, where magic, teenage gangs, elvish whimsy, rock-and-roll, and adolescent angst blend into a sometimes murky but always lively plot. A murder, a kidnapping, and a trip into the magical forests of the Nevernever lead readers ever deeper into twists and turns and an open-ended conclusion that could permit a sequel. YAs will want background information about the characters and setting that can only be learned by reading the first book. However, the dialogue is snappy and the action never flags. Ron seems to have learned a lot since his arrival in the Borderlands and is a character with whom many teens will identify. Readers may feel at times as though they have fallen into someone else's psychedelic dream, but they will probably enjoy the trip. Fantasy and science-fiction buffs who have read Elsewhere will devour this book and look for more.-Bruce Anne Shook, Mendenhall Middle School, Greensboro, NC
Gregory Feeley
"In this tale of Ron, a young dropout who travels to Bordertownin search of his older brother, Will Shetterly combines the everyday adn the fantastic to create a gritty, vivid portrait of a half-familiar world....'Elsewhere' works almost perfectly." Newsday
Locus
The Borderlands series is the finest of all shared-worlds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152052102
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author


WILL SHETTERLY is the author of nine novels and numerous short stories, comic books, and screenplays. His American magical-realist novel Dogland was called "a masterwork" on National Public Radio. He lives in Bisbee, Arizona.

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Nevernever 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book and elsewhere.. i wish there were more on the adventurs of ron
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the must aswome squal. It was so well put togther. I loved it so much. The ending was unexpected but so well put togther. I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If at first you don't want to read this because of the cover think it over because this is a very good book.
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