The spirit of 17-year-old Madison meets up with the spirit of her boyfriend, Gabe, in the afterlife. The first thing she realizes is that she misses him: "I know this sounds superficial, but I miss the way he looks. I mean, he was hot and now he's just mist. I know... I know... this is the kind of thing that keeps me attached to life and makes me a decidely unenlightened spirit."
This excerpt, together with the cover blurb from Gabrielle Zevin describing The Everafter as "a love story that transcends death," should be enough for readers to decide whether this book is for them or not. Sweet to the nth degree. A readalike that comes to mind is Heaven Looks a Lot Like a Mall by Wendy Mass.