Welcome to Elsewhere. It is usually warm with a breeze, the sun and the stars shine brightly, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful here. And you can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice.
It’s where fifteen-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.
But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen (again). She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. She wants to fall in love. 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. And it is not going well.
How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?
From the Audio Download edition.
Gabrielle Zevin is the author Margarettown and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, “Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities.” She was born in New York and lives there still with one pug dog, Mrs. DeWinter.From AudioFile:
Among the recent spate of YA books dealing with the afterlife is this gem. Zevin creates a world beyond this one without bogging down in theology. Fifteen-year-old Liz Hall, the victim of a hit-and-run driver, wakes up on a ship to Elsewhere. Life on Elsewhere seems to be the opposite of life here; you age in reverse until, as a baby, you once again sail to Earth. Cassandra Morris lives up to her fine reputation with this intriguing story. Her Lizzie comes across as complex and believable, communicating a whole range of emotions as she comes to terms with her new life and lets go of her life on Earth. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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