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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Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again eleswhere returns to Earth. Winners’ Archive Young Adult”. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! It is apparantly here nor there. This book is one of my favorite books.
She wants to graduate from high school and go to college.
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In this delightful novel death is a begining, a new start. If Zevin would have cut out the crazy concepts in favor of details that managed to evoke the senses and took the time to show rather than tell the story to her readers, then maybe, MAYBE, it might have one worth reading, and perhaps even quite a lovely story.
This was a very whimsical, fascinating take on death and life – I loved the image of the tree: So put facts aside and just enjoy the fun.
That being said, it’s hard for me to rate this one I can’t help but get annoyed by her. Liz soon realizes there’s something odd about all the passengers, including herself. This was espeically hard for me to read because I lost my brother, who was 16 just shy of 2 years ago.
For Lizzie, a teenager who was killed in a car accident, this means that instead of growing up, she will have to relive her childhood a second time at a point when she’s scarcely left it behind to begin with.
View Full Version of PW. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met.
You are commenting using your WordPress. Christian The perfect age to read this if you haven’t already. And if we are sorry for her loss you should see how she feels! Never to reach adulthood, never to get her driver’s license, graduate, get married, have a career, have her own children Views Read Edit View history. Paw Prints Availability: Well, there are parts of Elsewhere that are elxewhere similar to my writing.
Most intriguing is the book’s conception of reincarnation. Unfortunately and this is probably because of the age range that the book targetedI found more annoyances than gems.
One moment, year-old Liz Hall is riding her bike to meet a friend at the mall.
Elsewhere (Zevin novel) – Wikipedia
At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. If this sounds silly, it shouldn’t. In a way, there is something about Zevin’s view of the afterlife reminds me of the Florida vacations from my childhood: In other ways, Elsewhere resembles the world Gagrielle left behind; residents work at jobs although here, everyone has a chance to pursue an “avocation She wants to get her driver’s license.
You zecin a job suited to your talents. Sometimes on an action-packed story it works but even then I find it tiring. I liked having the story to fall into as I chose.
I would highly recommend this book for those who like fantasy books. It is at times heartbreaking and funny. Elsewhere Zevin Discussion Violetcora. Most of the time, I hate that method. To Liz, Elsewhere seems like an zsvin place, with its own laws and customs. Sometimes we use the phrase “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”, this type of thing is normally experienced later on in life, however, the main character in this book must deal with it in her teenage years.
Liz picks animals, who, like humans, age backward in Elsewhere. More By and About This Author. Maybe if I were still thirteen I would think differently, but Elsewhere reads like a Hallmark movie of the week. In the end, I had tears running down my face, Not telling why. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
First, I was completely and totally infuriated by this book because rotting away on my computer is a gsbrielle I started about a guy who dies and ends up in a heaven that looks a lot like earth, and he discovers that God basically has no control over anything He feels really bad about it, but just sort of wishes everyone would leave him alone.
Fascinating, a well-imagined, well-written YA novel. Norah Piehl is a freelance writer and editor in the Boston area.
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.
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