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Although certain aspects of the story I could poke holes in for inconsistencies overall it was very good. Liz, a natural at the language of Canine, is able to interpret for her four-legged friends, and finally understand everything they have to say.

Liz, meanwhile, is trying to get back to Earth by ‘early release’, but is stopped again by Owen. Liz is 15 and is a hit and run victim.

Dec 10, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk. One moment, year-old Liz Hall is riding her bike to meet a friend at the mall.

It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous.

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

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. You get a job suited to your talents. It turns out that they’ve all recently died Liz was hit by a taxi and are heading to Elsewhere.


And if we are sorry for her loss you should see how she feels!

Is there a way to go back? And you can go and observe the world you left behind, by putting an “eternim” that’s the currency there into a slot and staring through powerful binoculars zvin the world of the living. Published May 15th by Square Fish first published September 9th Elsewhere Lib CD Author s: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. The boat eventually lands in Elsewhere, where dead people get a day younger every day until they are taken down the river back to Earth to be reborn. Thanks for telling gabriele about the problem. Some of the sub plots and developments in the book itself outside of the characters would make for a very gripping read for years 4th grade – 9th grade depending on the maturity level of the child; there is some mild cussing.

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But death it seems, is just as complicated as life. Zevin’s Heaven is a place where you age backwards. I liked the characters, the world building just ignore the bits that obviously do not work and the story.


It expresses many themes such as death, afterlife, teenage problems, insecurity, relationships, and much more. No, it is not heaven. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. I’m looking forward to see what else is in store from her.

But that’s not how it works. Essentially it’s a look at the afterlife, through the eyes of young girl who dies and then has to come to terms with that in Elsewhere, which is a clever combination of a Christian heaven and reincarnation. Where you can learn to talk ‘dog’ or other pet languages. The characters were great, especially the dogs – I laughed out loud at the things that they said – so perfect!

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Soldier X Don L Wulffson. But a paragraph does not redeem a whole book.