Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Labels: Bloomsbury, Book Reviews, Children Books, Gabrielle Zevin, Must reads · Who posted this? Mina B at 20:52
by Gabrielle Zevin
Release Date: June 5th 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Elsewhere is where 15-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different from it. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?
WOW! Elsewhere is a complete stunner of a book! The whole concept of people dying then aging backwards until they were back to being a baby... then brought back to Earth ...FAB! I loved everything about it! I loved so much I recommended it to most of people and literally forced my firends to read it!
As soon as I started reading it I just knew that I will like it. The atmosphere, the immaculate writing, the charcters- they were all without doubt amazing. There was such simplicity and perfection that I was comletely captivated.
I love Liz. She's small and innocent. She still can't get hold of what's happening to her. Who can? She died. She was still young and desired to do so many wonderful and childful things. She wanted to live her life for just a tad bit longer.
However things in the story do look up as she discovers new likes, new feelings and new people. Liz is at a different world that has to be yet explored. I love Grabrielle's writing! I really hope to read more books by her! :)