By: Scott Westerfeld
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Darcy has written a book titled Afterworlds and is on the road to getting it published. Lizzie, the main character in Darcy’s book, is stuck in a paranormal universe parallel to the real world, and is still getting used to her new job as a psychopomp, a.k.a. a grim reaper.
Afterworlds is two separate books in one novel. One story follows Darcy, and the other Lizzie. Each of the girls’ tales are entwined, and they take turns narrating by alternating chapters.
Afterworlds is an informative, medium-paced young adult book, and includes:
• Profanity (many uses of the F-word)
• Violence (a terrorist attack, a serial killer murdered young girls, killing)
• Darcy is in a homosexual relationship throughout most of the book, and she and her girlfriend kiss and cuddle
• Reference to “hooking up”
• Underage drinking