Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – book cover, description, publication history. “Elsewhere,” by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book. Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and. Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm , with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful.

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Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and gahrielle when she was almost 16 years ol I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing. I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing.

Forget about white light, tunnel. I appreciated how, somehow, Gabrielle Zevin was able to make me think about death. I’d heard good things about this book from another blog I read constantly, it was a YA book, sevin I couldn’t wait to read it. Elsewhere tells the story of a fifteen year old girl, Elizabeth Hall, who is hit and killed in a bicycle accident and zdvin up to find herself traveling on a ship called the SS Nile. She meets her grandmother, who had died before Liz was born, and Liz begins to live with her.

Oh, it has a promising premise. What happens in Elsewhere is this: Eh, this really goes against my religious views She’s upset that zeviin best friend, Zooey, didn’t attend her zeviin. Dec 31, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: You fall in love. So, if I forget that I read this, please don’t remind me And lastly,the idea of perpetual reincarnation drives me crazy! Let just say, most of the characters are childlike with the great wisdom.


How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? You can’t get sick or any older. Hilarious and strangely touching. Each time I finish this book I think about it for the next couple of days, at least.

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She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. Lizzy is not a likeable character and comes across as a whiny brat that is so self involved.

Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. You are commenting using your WordPress. This time Liz accepts her life in Elsewhere. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. It may be just me, let me rephrase that The second attempt, however, is successful. Liz is killed in a hit-and-run accident and her ‘life’ takes a very unexpected turn. As expected, Emily arrives at Elsewhere a eelsewhere days later.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Best Books of At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love.

Happy reading to all my booklover friends. Garbielle believe good things happen even when bad things happen. The main character, Lizzy, dies at fifteen and is gabrelle to Elsewhere, a land where all people who die go. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. Liz continues to age backward and works until age of 6. And sometimes, they’re mostly good with a dash of bad. She lives in Los Angeles. This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.


Then again, many bittersweet moments pull at you. Gets hit by a taxi and winds up in Elsewhere.

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Because she is a teenager for a majority of the book, she has many problems, as many teenagers do. It’s hard for me not to throw this book down because I personally believe in Heaven- gabrielld Hell, not Elsewhere and not Re-incarnation.

In ElsewhereGabrielle Zevin has imagined a rich, original vision of the afterlife. How could Owen’s marriage have been so happy if after only two weeks of being reunited with his wife he didn’t want her anymore? Story of an alternate afterlife as experience from the point of view of a 16 year old girl.

And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and for Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecisions and revisions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The author makes death seem like it’s in between somewhere carefree and blissful, and gabriekle dark and dismal. Will always be on of my faves.

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