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The Boy Who Couldn't Die - William Sleator Since this is a really short book, this will be a short review.Ken's best friend, Rodger has died. He freaks out about dying himself, and goes and sees Cherie Buttercup to make him immortal. He pays her for doing this fifty. There's always a catch, though. Cherie makes him a zombie. It's not the usual dead body coming alive sort of thing, though there is some of that in this book. She controls his soul, and, in his dreams, controls what he does.This book had an interesting enough idea. I really liked the Caribbean mythology in it.When Ken goes to the Caribbean to test out if he really is immortal, he meets a girl. And there's insta-love. The characters seemed real enough. There were some twists, but I guessed most of them before they happened.The ending wasn't really good. It seemed way to easy.Find this review and more at

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