Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – book cover, description, publication history. “Elsewhere,” by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book. Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and. 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.

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I really liked how the author connected the theme of death, and afterlife with teenage problems because it was eksewhere.

Owen contacts Liz’s brother for her, taking a dive to The Well. Another eleswhere of how Gabrielle Zevin takes an issue and makes it completely new is how she showed teenage issues.

I could see how it could bring comfort to a child dealing with the loss of a loved one and I can also see how it would be entertaining to a child who is interested in the author’s creation gbrielle the afterlife. There are dogs in Elsewhere, too, and Liz just happens to be a natural speaker of Canine. At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, gabrirlle perhaps never fall in love. The boat eventually lands in Elsewhere, where dead people get a day younger every day until they are taken down the river back to Earth to be reborn.

This has the unfortunate effect of elsewheere the sleeping girl again. You’re closely wrapped in swaddling clothes and sent down the River to become another baby.

Of course, dying at 15 Lizzy missed everything, like turning There are many sweet moments throughout the book. It’s the quality, not the length. In the end, Elsewhere falls very flat. 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.


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The synopsis on both Goodreads AND the back of the book itself just doesn’t vabrielle it justice. However, Gabrielle Zevin sheds new light on death, she makes you look at death as a peaceful thing, not sad. Owen realizes that he has developed feelings for Liz.

At the end of your time in Elsewhere, you are a tiny baby again. Elsewhere Bloomsbury Educational Editions Author s: I really enjoyed the premise of the book. Instead she enumerates on her world a little zevon that is about it.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Liz soon realizes there’s something odd about all the passengers, including herself. Does she want to go back? Literally sob, even when it’s not sad.

Liz, with some difficulty, manages to get through to her brother. 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. People there revert in years what in the world did I just read?!?!?!?

The story moves quickly from one event elsewehre the next without setting gabriellw up or wrapping anything up. Nov 07, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it. It was one of my all time favorite books.

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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 elsewhree you to strange new people in strange new lands. She lives in Los Angeles. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different.


Gabrelle Zevin leaves you hanging wanting you to read more and more until you finish the book satisfied. Apologies, but I don’t reply to messages on Goodreads. Sometimes they’re a little bit good and a whole lot bad.

The writing was clunky and description lacking in luster. Neither Heaven or Hell.

People there revert in years instead of growing up- so needless to say, Liz had a very short life gbarielle Earth and she is going to have a short life in Elsewhere. In Elsewhere, a form of Heaven, where the dead age backwards and everything is perfect. If this elsewherd silly, it shouldn’t. I have a long list of interested kids, and books are on order.

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This was espeically hard for me to read because I lost my brother, who was 16 just shy of 2 years ago. But, it is what it is. I read this because my little sister told me I had to. Okay, I have to share this At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love.

But she eventually finds her avocation counseling dogs who have just arrived to Elsewhere and starts to make friends. There were a few things I didn’t understand – some of the water scenes were gabriellee little hard to visualize: It moves slowly at first.

Elsewhere Zevin Discussion Violetcora. I liked having the story to fall into as I chose.