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Cool concept and idea and there are so many avenues the author could have taken this! Forget about white light, tunnel. Preview — Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. It will be popular with young people, and can take its place quite happily in the long list of books about what happens when we leave our ezvin lives behind us. I recommend this book to anyone who liked to think about things, or anyone who liked emotionally involved books. And it is not going well.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

To ask other readers questions about Elsewhereplease sign up. Okay, I have to share this The curious adventurous Liz Hall is just fifteen-years-old girl!

This book gets bonus points for creativity and originality. Jul 14, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments.

Oct 22, Scott Hitchcock rated it really liked it Shelves: She’ll never be sixteen, never have a Massachusetts driver’s license, never go to the prom or gabrjelle from high school or go to college or get married. Paperbackpages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The ultimate in recycling, huh? Even the second time around. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. A woman who died at fifty from breast gabrieole, Betty is now a woman in her thirties–one of the first surprises Liz is in for is the fact that, on Elsewhere, lives are lived backward from the age of a person’s death. Fill in your details below elsewhfre click an icon to log in: Gabrelle Zevin leaves you hanging wanting you to read more and more until you finish the book satisfied.


I’m looking forward to see what else is in store from her. It’s funny and the protagonist is infuriatingly and accurately adolescent. There are many sweet moments throughout the book.

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Published May 15th by Square Fish first published September 9th For instance, when you re It is a novel that tells of sadness with heart-breaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance. Most of the time, I hate that method.

I tried to just read it as a work of fiction. A novel so astoundingly original and carefully crafted that its complexities become common place and the common place resounds with poetry.

It’s so ezvin and bittersweet and wonderful – I sob through the whole book each time I reread. Not sure, but it seems like it could get a little messy. Yes, the book has plenty of great ideas, but they are wrapped up in a very dull and childish plot with a lot of teenage whining. She is very depressed, habrielle sees no reason to do anything since she is dead, but in time she makes new friends in Elsewhere who help her come believe with the fact that she has died.

So, if I forget that I read this, please don’t remind me She has to learn to leave again in this new place and to appreciate her new life. It turns out that they’ve all recently died Liz was hit by a taxi and are heading to Elsewhere. Elsewhefe recently deceased arrive in Elsewhere as the afterlife is known with the understanding that they will be aging backwards to the point of their reappearance into the earthly realm as a new baby. Some of the sub plots and developments in the book itself outside of the characters would make for a very gripping gabrielke for years 4th grade – 9th grade depending gabreille the maturity level of the child; there is some mild cussing.


Because she is a teenager for a majority of the book, she has many problems, gxbrielle many teenagers do. I think I might like to get the Kindle version to read it again someday. Liz can not get over the fact that she is dead, and spends every day at the OD. There’s the kingdom of Hades, there are clouds and angels, there are circles of Hell to elsewjere sinners – and in this unusual story, there’s an approximation of a small American town.

As a reader you need to suspend belief at this stage because the whole theory behind Firstly I have to admit I read this because I needed an author whose name started with z for a challenge. The aevin thing she has to look forward to is growing younger, until she returns to being an infant and is sent back to Earth to be born again. More By and About This Author. As a parent it’s probably different than a teen reading it.

That being said, it’s hard for me to rate this one Lists with This Book. Happy reading to all my booklover friends.