Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

by Gabrielle Zevin

Pages: 271
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?

My Thoughts
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! :)


  1. This story seems really interesting to me. It seems like a cool concept.

    A Written Rhapsody

  2. Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole - thought I would swing over and follow you! Happy reading.

  3. I enjoyed this book as well. It was something completely different than what I was used to. I love the part where some people can communicate with animals!

  4. I just started listening to the audiobook today and I'm really enjoying it!

  5. This sounds amazing! And really original. Thanks for the review!

  6. Aging backwards from the day of her death? WOW. The premise sounds amazing. This one's definitely going into my to-read pile (er, tower) :D

  7. Best book I've ever read. I mean WOW. Everyone should read this. Im trying to find a book like it.

  8. When I first started this book I was actually hesitate as to whether I would like it, but I loved it so much by the end!
    Great review!

  9. I LOVED this book when I read it, I couldn't put it down. It's such a refreshing take on this type of novel, loved it! Glad you enjoyed it too :)

  10. This is another book I have never heard of. Sounds like a lot of people like it.

  11. I dont think I've ever heard or read a book like this. Sounds amazing though!
    Thanks for the review(:


  12. I need to go pick this book up, love the cover too!


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