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Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

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.


Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron is about a boy named Brody Fair. Brody Fair is a gay teen in Edinburgh and the middle child of three kids. He feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere. Sounds like the typical teenager right? Brody is not the typical teenager. He is severely bullied at school and feels like no one cares about him. Then he meets Nico and they go on a magical journey to a place called Everland. Everland opens up every Thursday at 11:21pm. When things start to go wrong in Everland, Brody has to choose if he wants to stay forever or leave and never come back.

I think the biggest thing that is portrayed in this book is family. The reader knows that Brody feels like his family doesn't care about him but he is completely wrong. You can feel the love that his family has for him. This family would do anything for their son. I really loved the family dynamics. I thought they were very well written. The character development in this one was great. I felt like all the characters grew a bit and came into their own. I felt like as the reader, I truly could understand the struggles that Brody is having. Check this book out.

About the Author: 

Sophie Cameron is a YA author from the Black Isle, Scotland. Her first novel OUT OF THE BLUE is published by Macmillan Children's Books in the UK and Roaring Brook Press in the US. She lives in Barcelona with her wife, works as a copywriter, and spends her time reading, trying to play the banjo, and learning foreign languages.

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