• Elsewhere
  • Elsewhere
ISBN: 0312367465
EAN13: 9780312367466
Language: English
Release Date: May 15, 2007
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.76" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.99 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice.

Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. 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. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?

This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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   Love the book
This book is by far the best. Lately I have lost very dear friends and I find this book very comforting in a strange way.
   A special gift.
This was a gift for someone who really wanted the book, so I was thrilled that I received it so quickly and was able to find such a great price on it, Morgenthau said.
   Great book about the afterlife
I wasn't sure about this book since it was a YA book, but I ended up LOVING it! It's great to be back with the boys, because you get into the main character's life. Even if you die, your soul will find a great picture of what the afterlife could be like. There are a number of books out there that deal with the same issues.
A great book, Gillian. What a great deal of insight and witty one-line quips about life and what it all means. Thanks for the review.
   Great read
A real page turner, Byrne said. Looking for something similar?
   Great read.
This book was a fast read, and I enjoyed the story. The book treads the line of afterlife and hell in a backwards spiral.
   concepts; you're doing it right.
The book is a parody, said Blair. I like the idea of life after everything, he said.
   The sort of story that sticks with you
I was in high school and I read this book. It was one of many hundred books I read in high school. I forgot the Lord's name for a long time. Even with time, I still thought about this book with a startling amount of regularity. I don't think when I read it for the first time that I would internalize so much of the message or that I would still be thinking of it 10 years later. But I did and I am and I am so happy that I have discovered it again and that I was able to enjoy it just as much if not more with an extra 10 years of experience and understanding. It's just that timeless.
   Great work
   Thoroughly Enjoyable Read
A young girl died after the bike she was riding was struck by a car. The story of the Beatles begins with the introduction of Harrison. In "Elsewhere," a character survives a plane crash by living his life backwards from his death. It's a really engaging tale with an unusual premise, McBride said. It's well written and very sweet, Raymond said. Hope you enjoy it, Mr. Rule told us.