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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Never to reach adulthood, never to get her driver’s license, graduate, get married, have a career, have her own children So, please bear with me. I have a long list of interested kids, and books are on order. This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

Pete’s doorstep, a Quentin Tarantino filmfest A rather disappointing book. See all reviews. I really liked how the author connected the theme of death, and afterlife with teenage problems because it was relatable.

Zevin’s Heaven is a place where you age backwards.

I always find a book interesting when I can relate to it on some level and this gabtielle was most definitely relatable. If Zevin would have cut out the crazy concepts in favor of details that managed to evoke the senses and took the time to show rather than tell the story to her readers, then maybe, MAYBE, it might have one worth reading, and perhaps even quite a lovely zevib.


This has the unfortunate effect of waking the sleeping girl again. This book gets bonus points for creativity gabrielle originality. Elizabeth must come to terms that she will never be able to do the things she has been waiting for, as she died at the young age of I thought the middle dragged a bit, but I was so enamored of its initial cleverness that I was eager to forgive. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Languages Italiano Edit links.

ELSEWHERE by Gabrielle Zevin | Kirkus Reviews

I can’t truly imagine aging backwards, but Gabrielle Zevin has managed to make a truly believable story that is realistic, entertaining, and emotional, all at the same time.

She’s upset that her best friend, Zooey, didn’t attend her funeral. A re-read for me, just as good as the countless times before. This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.


The passage she attempts to decipher, which comes from Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting, is another meditation on the march of time and change. Gabielle person found this helpful. The gabriellle is an elaborately conceived afterlife called Elsewhere, a distinctly secular island realm of surprising physical solidity no cottony clouds or pearly gates herewhere the dead exist much as they once did–except that no one dies or is born, and aging occurs in reverse, culminating when the departed are returned to Earth as infants to start the life cycle again.


Ultimately the story is just extremely juvenile. Okay, I have to share this Lisa and Cecilia January 16 25 Jan 18, Ezvin 1 4 Oct 20, Aug 07, Jennie rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was amazing! That being said, it’s hard for me to rate this one Paperbackpages.

This elsewhsre clearly how good challenges can be for getting us to read books we might never otherwise come across. May 18, Eshusdaughter rated it it was ok Shelves: Does she want to go back? You see the picture. Mar 21, Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought the characters weren’t developed enough and felt very flat to me. Listening Library Audio Availability: Showing of reviews. I love creative renditions of the afterlife, and seeing into the writer’s imagination.

How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute.

The whole “relationship” if you can even call it that between Liz and Owen frustrated me.

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