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. Adèle Geras enjoys Gabrielle Zevin’s witty tale of the afterlife, Elsewhere.

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Unfortunately, Lizzy whines a lot about never getting to grow up and the novel is more annoying than introspective. A time where, whoever has just died is trying to figure out what happened to them and trying to come to terms with their death.

May 04, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Goodreads Author. View all 4 comments. I’m looking forward to see what else is in store from her.

The tale of how she gets from this lowest point to enlightenment on the way to her rebirth is beautiful and thought-provoking and a wonderful read. Oh, there are so gabriele lives.

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As a reader you need to suspend belief at this stage because the whole theory behind this place is totally lacking in logic, particularly the bits about babies and talking dogs. And sometimes, they’re mostly good with a dash of bad. I really loved this story.


I flew through this book no problem. Apr 26, Darlene rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The last three chapters I thought the characters weren’t developed enough and felt very flat to me. One moment, year-old Liz Hall is riding her bike to meet a friend at the mall.

Aug 07, Jennie rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh yes, I’m supposed to be telling what I actually thought of the book. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. Lists with This Book. I would highly recommend this book for those who like fantasy books. In this delightful novel death is a begining, a new start. Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University.

Lizzy is not a likeable character and comes across as a whiny brat that is so self involved.

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Elsewhere is an idea spun into a book and then left floundering as the author seeks to fill pages. The year between 16 and 17 was one of my most memorable elssewhere far, so to imagine never have even reached 16 at all is a miserable thought, let alone moving slowly backwards and further away from it! Thanks for telling us about the problem.


You can’t get sick or any older. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the cabin of a ship named the SS Nile. When they reach infancy, they are sent down the River to be reborn on Earth.

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Owen contacts Liz’s brother for her, taking a dive to The Well. I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing.

The residents of Elsewhere all gradually grow younger, until, as babies, they are reborn on Earth. In Elsewhere, Liz learns, everyone ages backwards from the day they elseqhere to the day they turn zero, and then they are sent back to Earth to be relive as a baby.

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