Downsiders - Neal Shusterman yay!!! neal shusterman has done it again! he is starting to become one of my favorite authors at this point! :) he definitely has a talent for creating believable worlds, interesting characters, realistic dialogue, and a truly original plot. i would probably give downsiders five stars if i hadn't read unwind--but comparing it to his other books, i have to give it four stars. but those four stars mean more than the usual four stars, if that makes sense. downsiders was not quite as compelling as unwind; unwind is still my fave of shusterman's books. but i still thoroughly enjoyed it; plus it was a little more cheerful than everlost and unwind. highly recommended! ;D