Last Bus to Everland
Author: Sophie Cameron
From Sophie Cameron, the author of Out of the Blue, comes a novel of magic, adventure, and what it means to truly belong.
Brody Fair feels like nobody gets him: not his overworked parents, not his genius older brother, and definitely not the girls in the projects set on making his life miserable. Then he meets Nico, an art student who takes Brody to Everland, a “knock-off Narnia" that opens its door at 11:21pm each Thursday for Nico and his band of present-day misfits and miscreants.
Here Brody finds his tribe and a weekly respite from a world where he feels out of place. But when the doors to Everland begin to disappear, Brody is forced to make a decision: He can say goodbye to Everland and to Nico, or stay there and risk never seeing his family again. Will Nico take the last bus to Everland?
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"With empathy, Cameron (Out of the Blue, 2018) creates a cast in which every character is prone to being misjudged and has depth beyond their face value. She seamlessly weaves the two worlds together, creating a story that is deeply emotional and evocative. For the lost and misunderstood." - Kirkus, Starred Review
"Everland is a lovely conceit amid beautifully realized worlds and wonderfully individual, empathetic characters. The result is a memorable fantasy to occupy a proud place on the shelf beside Peter and Wendy." - Booklist, Starred Review
"Cameron paints a compelling picture of a fantasy world that acts as both playground and haven. The true strength of the story, though, lies in the diverse cast of relatable characters." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Readers longing to flee their own unsatisfactory circumstances are given food for thought." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books