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Is it possible to grow up while
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.
Publication date: 5/28/2007
Edition description: First Edition
To be honest, I thought this might be a interesting book but never thought I could like it so much.
It was a light reading that made it hard for me to close the book every time I needed to stop reading. Original story, funny, touching.
We read about Liz's life...or afterlife!
She finds herself in a cruise with a girl she never met before, and from that moment on lots of surprises come up.
It's not easy when she arrives to Elsewhere; she has a hard time trying to understand what happened to her and to adapt to her new life. Things in Elsewhere are different from what they are on Earth and Liz feels disappointed with what will happen to her in the afterlife.You can find happiness and sadness along the pages of the book.
She finds hope one day; hope of finally enjoying that new life of hers. But lots of things happen meanwhile, and I'm not going to write about it or I'll ruin the book for those who might want to read it.
It was a good reading and I recommend it.
I like the way Zevin writes and the way she tells us the details about Elsewhere. She had very good ideas when she thought about this "new" world.
Liz is a funny character and the doubts she has would maybe be the same of most of teenagers who found themselves in a place like Elsewhere, so it makes Liz more human, more real.
And Elsewhere is really a place full of surprises!
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