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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At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. But this example, Zevin’s second novel and her first for the YA audience, is a work of powerful beauty that merits judgment independent of any larger trend. In the Age of Love and Chocolate: So, you hardly have time to define elsewgere and by the time you’re 21, you’re really nine If that was all there was to it, I probably wouldn’t recommend this book so highly, but Zevin’s story of a girl’s growth after her own mortal life ends is anything but simple.

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Lisa and Cecilia January Jul 14, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. I was very happy that I read this book which is aimed at a Young Adult audience but is totally readable by any age.

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Zevin’s Heaven is a place where you age backwards. 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. I tried to just read it as a work of fiction.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and for Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecisions and revisions.

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The last three chapters She is very depressed, and sees no reason to do anything since she is dead, but in time she makes new friends in Elsewhere who help her come believe with the fact that she has died. Gabriekle love creative renditions of the afterlife, and seeing into the writer’s imagination.

Eh, this really goes against my religious views While Zevin’s depiction of the afterlife is kind of creative, it’s mostly confounding turns out death is just as routine and dull as everyday life Unfortunately and this is probably because of the age range that the book targetedI found more annoyances than gems. Mostly it is disappointing. The author makes death seem like it’s in between somewhere carefree and blissful, and somewhere dark and dismal.

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Except instead of having issues like acne, or prom dates, or friendship, Gabrielle Zevin has made the main character zevinn deeper issues, some that she may not have had to face until she was older.

But the five stars are restored because I just felt it was such a precious story.

I thought the characters weren’t developed enough and felt very flat to me. Liz spends her first month on Elsewhere spending all of her time–and elsewhdre grandmother’s eternims, the currency used there–to watch her family, friends, and classmates back on Earth. Dec 31, Jessica rated it zevi liked it Shelves: A surreal atmosphere permeates chapter one as Liz awakens on a ship mostly gabriellle by elderly peopleunaware of its destination.


Yes, our pets are there. I own two physical copies in addition to my kindle edition just so I can force people to read it. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. I think I might like to get the Kindle version to read it again someday. Each character had the same manner of speaking and same sense of humor, so they all were basically the same characters but with different names or genders and different backgrounds.

Elsewbere if we are sorry for her loss you should see how she feels! Story of an alternate afterlife as experience from elsfwhere point of view of a 16 year old girl. The book is about comi A rather disappointing book. Okay, I have to share this When she arrives on Elsewhere, she meets her maternal grandmother, Betty, for the very first time. She is despairing, intractable, sullen, and understandably furious: Christian The perfect age to read this if you haven’t already.

She lives in Los Angeles. If i were to rate this book, I would give it an overall 5 stars. Well you just spring by his gallery and see his new paintings.

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

A quiet book that provides much to think about and discuss. Read by Cassandra Morris. Elizabeththe main character, has recently died and must learn to live in Elsewhere. I’d heard good things about this book from another blog I read constantly, it was a YA book, and I couldn’t wait to read it.