Elsewhere

Author:   Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher:   Perfection Learning
ISBN:  

9780756981914


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 May 2007
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 15 years
Format:   Hardback
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Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. 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. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. 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. 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? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

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Author:   Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher:   Perfection Learning
Imprint:   Perfection Learning
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780756981914


ISBN 10:   0756981913
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 May 2007
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 15 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin. -- Booklist, Starred Review<br> With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive. -- The Horn Book, Starred Review<br> Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss. -- School Library Journal, Starred Review<br> Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . . No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts. -- The New York Times Book Review <br> Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?). --Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine <br> An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for youngpeople, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world. -- Publishers Weekly A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers . . . will relish Zevin's lively imagination and her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them. -- VOYA Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people. -- Chicago Tribune Zevin presents an intriguing concept of the afterlife in her first novel for young adults. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer (paperback edition review) A charming story about growing up, Elsewhere encourages the reader to look toward the future and to expect the unexpected. -- Armchair Interviews (paperback edition)


A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin. -- Booklist, Starred Review With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive. -- The Horn Book, Starred Review Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss. -- School Library Journal, Starred Review Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . . No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts. -- The New York Times Book Review Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?). --Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for youngpeople, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world. -- Publishers Weekly A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers . . . will relish Zevin's lively imagination and her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them. -- VOYA Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people. -- Chicago Tribune Zevin presents an intriguing concept of the afterlife in her first novel for young adults. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer (paperback edition review) A charming story about growing up, Elsewhere encourages the reader to look toward the future and to expect the unexpected. -- Armchair Interviews (paperback edition) Zevin presents an intriguing concept of the afterlife in her first novel for young adults. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer (paperback edition review) Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?). -- Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin. -- Starred, Booklist With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive. -- Starred, The Horn Book Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss. -- Starred, School Library Journal An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for young people, bends the laws of physics and biologyto create an intricately imagined world. -- Publishers Weekly A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers ... will relish Zevin's lively imagination and her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them. -- VOYA Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . .No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts. -- The New York Times Book Review Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people. -- Chicago Tribune Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?). -- Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin. -- Starred, Booklist With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive. -- Starred, The Horn Book Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss. -- Starred, School Library Journal An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for young people, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world. -- Publishers Weekly A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers ... will relish Zevin'slively imagination and her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them. -- VOYA Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . .No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts. -- The New York Times Book Review Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people. -- Chicago Tribune This book is amazing: centered around death without being morbid, it's about moving on with your life. --A YALSA Teen YA Galley Reader It's a fun read that you will keep thinking about long after you've finished the last page. --A YALSA Teen YA Galley Reader It's an unexpectedly 'feel good' book, and makes the reader feel like those who have died aren't ever gone. --A YALSA Teen YA Galley Reader This books steps out of the trend and stands on its own. What an original concept. --A YALSA Teen YA Galley Reader Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?). -- Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin. -- Starred, Booklist With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive. -- Starred, The Horn Book Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss. -- Starred, School Library Journal An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for young people, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world. -- Publishers Weekly A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers ... will relish Zevin's lively imaginationand her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them. -- VOYA Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . .No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts. -- The New York Times Book Review Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people. -- Chicago Tribune


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