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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The main character, Lizzy, dies at fifteen and is transported to Elsewhere, a land where all people who die go.

BookPage review by Norah Piehl. Want to Read saving…. 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.

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I didn’t think the issue of the size of elsewhere was resolved – it seemed way too small, unorganized, and zevib specific to be able to receive all the dead from around the world. Liz continues to age backward and works until age of 6. While at the OD, she learns of a place named ‘The Well’ that is rumored to be a place where someone zvin is in Elsewhere can make contact with someone on Gabrielel.

And, Why is this place not super-crowded? 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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I liked the characters, the world building just ignore the bits that obviously do not work and the story. Sep 28, Casey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 31 May She once again befriends Thandi, a young girl killed on Earth by a stray bullet, who was her bunkmate on the SS Nile.

It’s sappy and hopelessly predictable. This was a very whimsical, fascinating take on death and life – I loved the image of the tree: May 04, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and run when she was almost 16 years ol I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing. It’s also funny, which stops it being in the least sentimental. It’s funny and the protagonist is infuriatingly and accurately adolescent. Lizzy is not a likeable character and comes across as a whiny brat that is so self involved.

It took me a while to read. A human’s life is a beautiful mess.

Gabrielle Zevin does a wonderful job with this plot, the characters you meet are well developed gabreille the story made me start crying on public transportation. 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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Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

After watching her own funeral, Liz realizes that she is truly dead and it isn’t a dream. Liz picks animals, who, like humans, age backward in Elsewhere. The font was okay and the amount of vanilla-colored paper made reading easy. Needless to say, Elsewhere focus on life after death and grief.

Liz, a natural at the language of Canine, is able to interpret for her four-legged friends, and finally understand everything they have to say. There are no tunnels of bright white light, no angels or pearly gates. Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice. When they reach infancy, gabrielpe are sent down the River to be reborn on Earth.

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. What is Elsewhere, you ask??? The characters were great, especially the dogs – I laughed out loud at the things that they said – so perfect!