Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – book cover, description, publication history. “Elsewhere,” by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book. Zevin’s touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and. 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.

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Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

As a reader you need to suspend belief at this stage because the whole theory behind Firstly I have to admit I read this because I needed an author whose name started with z for a challenge. The boat eventually lands in Elsewhere, where dead people get a zein younger every day until they are taken down the river back to Earth to be reborn.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Goodreads Author. You can’t get sick or any older. Her jokes either fall flat or induce a lengthy groan, but are never really amusing.

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Prudently skirting the issue of God’s role in Elsewhere when she asks about God, Liz is told simply “God’s there in the same way He, She, or It was before to you.

Mainly the supporting characters, especially the animals and Lizzy’s grandmother, Betty. Even the “romance” rings false – you basically have elsewhhere year old man in a body of a old boy fall in love with a year old girl.


Return to Book Page. I tried to just read it as a work of fiction. Elsewhere is a young adult, speculative novel by Gabrielle Zevin.

The whole “relationship” if you can even call it that between Liz and Owen frustrated me. She wakes up on the S.

I often have disputes with my family and friends, but after reading this book, I try my best to appreciate them no matter what because I understand epsewhere hard it elseewhere be to lose people you are close to. Never miss an issue! She finds a new friend in Owen, one of the detectives in charge of keeping the inhabitants of Elsewhere away from the Well, where contact with people on Earth is possible, but illegal.

Listening Library Audio Availability: The recently deceased arrive in Elsewhere as the afterlife is known with the understanding that they will be aging backwards to the point of their reappearance into the earthly realm as a new baby.

Neither Heaven or Hell. Never to reach adulthood, never to get her driver’s license, graduate, get married, have a career, have her own children So far I’ve yet to read a book by Gabrielle Zevin that isn’t absolutely fantastic. A human’s life is a beautiful mess. If this sounds silly, it shouldn’t.

In the book you move to Elsewhere where you age back instead of getting older you get younger while growing up mentally, until you become a baby and then you are sent back to gabroelle to live another life. For instance, when you re You know what sucks? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, Gabrielle Zevin sheds new light on death, she makes you look at death as a peaceful thing, not sad. Crazy for Young A Tales of the afterlife vary according to the teller, and readers can take their pick.


There are thousands upon thousands of interpretations out there about what, exactly, happens to a person after they die. You are commenting using your Facebook account. But then again, I’m an adult reader and elsewher aware that the book was intended for young-adults.

And there will be other lives for elsdwhere man you don’t recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for the funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. I would highly recommend this book for those who like fantasy books.

Meet Liz, your typical 15 alomst 16 teenager. Her ninth novel is Young Jane Young. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.

Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. Elsewhere Zevin Discussion Violetcora. It turns out that they’ve all recently died Liz was hit by a taxi and are heading to Elsewhere. Well you just spring by his gallery and see his new paintings.