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. ELSEWHERE. By Gabrielle Zevin. pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ ( Ages 12 and up). Every so often a book comes along with a.

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I read this because my little sister told me I had to. We follow Lizzie on her little journey through this world and follow her ups and downs emotionally until she is back to her baby form and she goes back to Earth again.

The curious adventurous Liz Hall is just fifteen-years-old zevjn Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? It has also won several awards abroad. I am easily influenced.

Her jokes either fall flat or induce a lengthy groan, but are never really amusing.

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And after reading this book, I’m taking a second, or even a third look at what it means to be born and to die, and what might be possible in between. If, as a young man, you left a beloved wife behind, when she arrives zevinn Elsewhere, you’ve grown backwards to 17 and have fallen in love with someone else The storyline revolved upon the subject of the afterlife.

It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. Also available in audiobook from Listening Library. She shows us what’s happening and allows us to make our own inferences and come to our own realisations. At one poignant moment, four-year-old Liz loses the ability to read.


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Aug 23, Kristy rated it liked it Shelves: And you can go and observe the world you left behind, by putting an “eternim” that’s the currency there into a slot and staring through powerful binoculars at the world of the living. And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.

Gets hit by a taxi and winds up in Elsewhere. Feb 14, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 31 May Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? The opening of the book, for example, told from the perspective of Lizzie’s pug Lucy was almost too much, and dampened my enthusiasm a bit going inbut do read on, because this journey is definitely a trip worth taking.

How can Liz let go gabrieloe the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one?

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Now, don’t you think that that is a total rip off? She gets closer to grandmother Betty, finally takes a zvein in the Division of Domestic Animals helping recently departed pets find new owners, and seems to be finding a place on Elsewhere.

Instead she enumerates on her world a little an What is the story? The font was okay and the amount of vanilla-colored paper made reading easy. In a way, there is something about Zevin’s view of the afterlife reminds me of the Florida vacations from my childhood: You’ll have to read the book to understand what that means. Nile on the way to Elsewhere which is the place everyone goes after their death. Showing of reviews. She does a lot of growing up, even though she’s also moving backwards.


Owen is only 2 when Liz is released, and throughout her journey to Earth, she thinks of Elsewhere. The ultimate in recycling, huh? Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. Sep 28, Casey rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There will be other lives for nervous boys with sweaty palms,for bittersweet fumblings in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters’ unlined necks, for your full name read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new people in strange new lands.

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The second attempt, however, is successful. 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. Review4 1 4 Oct 20, Liz is killed in a hit-and-run accident and her ‘life’ takes a very unexpected turn. Forget about white light, tunnel. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different.