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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Never miss an issue! At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love.
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She has to learn to leave again in this new place and to appreciate her new life. People there revert in years instead of growing up- so needless to say, Liz had a very short life on Earth and she is going to have a short life in Elsewhere.
I recommend this book to anyone who liked to think about things, or anyone who liked emotionally involved books. Most of the time, I hate that method. Liz spends her first month on Elsewhere spending all of her time–and her grandmother’s eternims, the currency used there–to watch her family, friends, and classmates back on Earth. I wouldn’t mind another go around. So far I’ve yet to read a book by Gabrielle Zevin that isn’t absolutely fantastic.
Enter her love interest who is 20 years older than her, but in Elsewhere they are only a few a part, since he has been there longer. View all 5 comments. There were a few things I didn’t understand – some of the water scenes were a little hard to visualize: There aren’t any grand effects or spectacular events. Also available in audiobook from Listening Library.
I tried to just read it as a work of fiction. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Sometimes on an action-packed story it works but even then I find it tiring. And most of us, well, we fall in the middle somewhere. Sep 28, Casey rated it it was amazing Shelves: If this sounds silly, it zfvin. Crazy for Young A Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
A re-read gabrkelle me, just as good as the countless times before. Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and run when she was almost 16 years old. I can’t help but get annoyed by her.
Dogs are in Elsewhere too, and while I wouldn’t change a thing about the book, Zevin does risk a little bit of sentimentality when it comes to some of those scenes.
Prudently skirting the issue of God’s role in Elsewhere when she asks about God, Liz is told simply “God’s there in the same way He, She, or It was before to you.
Even though I know that Liz is going through the five stages of grief A Novel Author s: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Goodreads Author. Open Preview See a Problem? One moment, year-old Liz Hall is riding her bike to meet a friend at the mall. The book is about comi A rather elsewhrre book. And then it switches to Lizzy, the main character of the book, What is there to say about Elsewhere?
I’m pretty set on what I believe and it’s all I have to cling to, when it comes to seeing my brother again. You are commenting using your Twitter account. But in Elsewhere all things carry on gzbrielle as they did on earth except that the inhabitants get younger, dogs and humans can communicate at lastnew relationships are formed and old ones, sadly interupted on earth, are renewed.
A human’s life is a beautiful mess.
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Rather, life in Elsewhere goes on very much as it does on Earth. Emily is surprised to see Owen, and accepts Owen’s request for their relationship to continue.
And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles. But, it is what it is. Let just say, most of the characters are childlike with the great wisdom. It really made me think about life and the afterlife and what it could be like and what happens. It is hard to care about the characters or events this way.
The book is not neccessarily pushy about it Nov 07, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it.