Abandon by Meg Cabot

4/5 Stars – Really Liked It11212855

Format: Paperback

She knows what it’s like to die…

…Now death wants her back.

Last year Pierce flatlined following an accident.

During that time she saw a dark world and met a mysterious, irresistible boy.

Now that boy, John Hayden, has turned up at school. Every time she sees him Pierce finds herself in terrible danger. Yet she’s still drawn to him.

John wants to take her back to the place she fears the most: the Underworld.

The question is, why?

Pierce Oliviera takes a trip to the Underworld. The Underworld and John want to keep her there but she manages to escape and when she comes back she’s not quite the same as she was before.

John and Pierce have a past and that’s the only reason why she wasn’t sent off on one of the boats waiting down at the Underworld to take her on to whatever was next for her.

But John keeps on showing up in her world and she doesn’t know why. But every time he appears she gets in trouble for something that he does.

When something happens at her school Pierce’s mum decides that it’s time to move. And so they go back to Isla Huesos, the place her mum grew up.

But it turns out this was a bad idea as it bring Pierce closer to John and Pierce isn’t sure she wants that. But also she isn’t sure that she doesn’t want that…

Although I have read this before it’s been a while since I read it so the story was practically new to me again. I did have a sense of recognition as I read it but I wasn’t able to guess what was going to happen which is good because the ending was a surprise for me.

I’m not sure you’d be able to guess it anyway.

With some interesting characters and some interesting secrets lacing this story it’s certainly a different story about life after death.

Pierce is haunted by dreams of the Underworld and the boy who she met there and has no idea what she has gotten herself into but she does know that John is not good for her. But as always that doesn’t stop a girl, especially when presented with a good looking boy that’s always showing up right when she doesn’t want him to. No one knows or understands what is going on in Pierce’s life and the people that she tries to talk to about it all don’t believe her.

John is mostly predictable, and not in a good way, apart from when it comes to knowing when Pierce will next see him. She sees him every night in her dreams but she never knows when she will next see him in real life.

The people that surround Pierce are complicated and there are family secrets that are just not talked about but sometimes these secrets do more harm than damage and how can the people these secrets are hurting be helped if no one will tell Pierce what’s going on.

This book is compelling and has an interesting take on what happens when we die.

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