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The Annihilation of Foreverland

The Annihilation of Foreverland - Tony Bertauski The Annihilation of Foreverland is one of the more original stories I’ve read in a while. It had enough mystery to keep me going, and I was curious to know how the ending would play out. The beginning is sort of confusing, but simply put, they try to force a teen male to plug himself into a network of sorts, and he refuses so they make him very uncomfortable, and more so as time progresses. Meanwhile, others who do plug themselves in are transported to a fantasy-type playland. But of course not all is at it seems, and that’s where the story builds.
The story played out well, the writing was well-edited, and the style was easy to enjoy. Descriptions tended to be scarce and rather lacking overall in places, making it seem hard to envision myself on either island. On the other hand, there were some descriptive scenes that, for this age group, could have been quickly summarized. But for the most part it was a really good read, and I definitely would read more by this author. I give the story four stars.