Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – book cover, description, publication history. 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. Adèle Geras enjoys Gabrielle Zevin’s witty tale of the afterlife, Elsewhere.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Im in 8th grade but heard about this book elsewhfre a blog, am i old enough to read it? And even though this story is tear-jerking, they are rarely sad tears, mostly tears of joy, or relief. I can find nothing to recommend this book other than to say it was a cool idea to start with.

I liked having the story to fall elsewhfre as I chose. She’ll never be sixteen, never have a Massachusetts driver’s license, never go to the prom or graduate from high school or go to college or get married. A time where, whoever has just died is trying to figure out what happened to them and trying to come to terms with their death.

Retrieved 31 May However, i enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to anyone needing a good read! Cool concept and idea and there are so many avenues the author could have taken this! It takes awhile, but Liz finally realizes that spending hours upon hours at the OD’s is not helping her adjust to life on Elsewhere.

Each time I finish this book I think about it for the next couple of days, at least. There aren’t any grand effects or spectacular events. The recently deceased arrive in Elsewhere zvein the afterlife is known with the understanding that they will be aging backwards to the point In a way, there is something about Zevin’s view of the afterlife reminds me of the Florida vacations from my childhood: If this sounds silly, it shouldn’t.


The whole “relationship” if you can even call it that between Liz and Owen frustrated me. At her release ceremony, she is reunited with her roommate from the ship. As previously noted, you age backwards. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Goodreads Author.

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Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and run gabrielpe she was almost 16 years old. In a way, there is something about Zevin’s view of the afterlife reminds me of the Florida vacations from my childhood: I suppose it is meant to be a “Lovely Bones” of sorts for the teenage set, but either Ms.

It’s also funny, which stops it being in the least sentimental. BookPage review by Norah Piehl.

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She meets her idol, who turns out to be dead, like her. To ask other readers questions about Elsewhereplease sign up. I think I might like to get the Kindle version to read it again someday.

Even the second time around. Mar 05, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

Many people on Earth spend their whole lives dead. I always find a book interesting when I can relate to it on some level and this book was most definitely relatable. Maybe you can say hey to Marilyn Monroe at her psychiatric center.

I’m looking forward to see gabrelle else is in store from her. The book is not neccessarily pushy about it Lizzy is the worst kind of Mary-sue, petulant and self-involved, the center of the world and all around amazing OMG wonderful gee I’ll put up with her crap cause she’s so awesome gal. Gabrielle makes death a sort of indecisive time. You are commenting using your WordPress.


A woman who died at fifty from breast cancer, 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. Will always be on of my faves. If that was all there was to it, I probably wouldn’t recommend this elwewhere so highly, but Zevin’s story of a girl’s growth after her own mortal life ends is anything but simple.

We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But then again, I’m an adult reader and well aware that the book was intended for young-adults. The story moves quickly from one event to the next without setting anything up or wrapping anything up.

Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived aevin

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Oh I read zevi because my little sister told me I had to. While everyone around her seems to be gaining all sorts of personal insight and acceptance, Lizzie plummets into an all-consuming state of mourning for the life she never got to live.

Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. That said, for a children’s book, this would be an excellent read.