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Elsewhere By Gabrielle Zevin Elsewhere 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

  • Title: Elsewhere
  • Author: Gabrielle Zevin
  • ISBN: 9780312367466
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elsewhere By Gabrielle Zevin 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 hasWelcome 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.
    Elsewhere By Gabrielle Zevin

    Elsewhere Jan , Directed by Hernan Jimenez With Aden Young, Parker Posey, Ken Jeong, Beau Bridges Still mourning the death of his wife, Bruno is hopelessly attached to the seaside cottage they built together When he s evicted by his soulless in laws, Bruno vows to get it back at any price. Elsewhere Definition of Elsewhere by Merriam Webster Elsewhere definition is in or to another place How to use elsewhere in a sentence. Elsewhere Definition of Elsewhere at Dictionary Elsewhere definition, somewhere else in or to some other place You will have to look elsewhere for an answer See . Elsewhere Rotten Tomatoes Critic Reviews for Elsewhere All Critics Top Critics Rotten This is a very uneven mix of sombre drama about grief and wacky comedy about redemption, and it doesn t really find its ELSEWHERE definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary at, in, from, or to another place or other places anywhere or somewhere else The report looks at economic growth in Europe and elsewhere They couldn t find what they wanted and decided to look elsewhere. Elsewhere Jan , Directed by Nathan Hope With Anna Kendrick, Jon Gries, Tania Raymonde, Paul Wesley A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Sep , Elsewhere is an idea spun into a book and then left floundering as the author seeks to fill pages There is no story here no cohesive plot that moves the thing forward The main character, Lizzy, dies at fifteen and is transported to Elsewhere, a land where all people who die go In Elsewhere you live just like on Earth, only you age backward. Elsewhere Brooklyn Music Venue, Nightclub Arts Space Elsewhere is a live music venue, nightclub arts space in Brooklyn built to celebrate creativity and instigate multi disciplinary experimentation Johnson Avenue Brooklyn, NY

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    1. Kim on said:

      You know what sucks When you get 53 YES, FIFTY THREE pages into a book and realize that you ve read it before That blows.You know what doesn t suck You really like said book I mean, it s been a good 8 months, and I was still hazy about the plot throughout the whole book, but it s SUCH a good story that I didn t mind kinda knowing the plot Liz is 15 and is a hit and run victim She wakes up on the S.S Nile cute, huh and it takes her a bit but she finds out she s died and then ends up in Elsewhere [...]

    2. Rick Riordan on said:

      Fascinating, a well imagined, well written YA novel A fifteen year old girl dies and finds herself in Elsewhere, where the deceased age backwards until they become babies and return to the Earth for their next lives It s a quick read, but wow it made me appreciate my life, my family, and love The potentially heavy subject matter is counterbalanced with some great humor Highly recommended.

    3. Tatiana on said:

      A rather disappointing book Having read and liked Zevin s Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, I expected Elsewhere to be a book of the same high quality No luck Elsewhere is not strictly a bad book It raises an always interesting question what happens when you die 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 earth to live another life The book is about coming to terms with [...]

    4. Phrynne on said:

      Firstly I have to admit I read this because I needed an author whose name started with z for a challenge This demonstrates clearly how good challenges can be for getting us to read books we might never otherwise come across I was very happy that I read this book which is aimed at a Young Adult audience but is totally readable by any age.The story takes place in the afterlife, which is a place called Elsewhere As a reader you need to suspend belief at this stage because the whole theory behind th [...]

    5. Cait (Paper Fury) on said:

      I tried reading this in 2012 and failed miserably In fact, I even DNF d it which is smething I never do because closure, peoples I like closure SO NOW I HAVE IT I decided to re read this because I was sent it for review And, well, like maybe it wasn t that bad HAHHAHAH ahaha hahaha No.It still didn t work for me.Here Is My Eloquent 2012 Review I don t like to say this but ELESWHERE was so boring and badly written I didn t finish it I was about 3 4 through.Here Is My Re Tried 2016 Review I don t [...]

    6. Gregory Baird on said:

      Maybe if I were still thirteen I would think differently, butElsewherereads like a Hallmark movie of the week It s sappy and hopelessly predictable While Zevin s depiction of the afterlife is kind of creative, it s mostly confounding turns out death is just as routine and dull as everyday life except that dogs talk Her jokes either fall flat or induce a lengthy groan, but are never really amusing And while Zevin can occasionally turn a phrase in an interesting way, for the most part her prose is [...]

    7. Melanie on said:

      The whole relationship if you can even call it that between Liz and Owen frustrated me How could Owen s marriage have been so happy if after only two weeks of being reunited with his wife he didn t want her any Argh The story moves quickly from one event to the next without setting anything up or wrapping anything up It is hard to care about the characters or events this way.

    8. Cait • A Page with a View on said:

      So the general idea is fun, but the actual story turned out to be pretty boring, weird, cheesy, and poorly written Not that awesome I REALLY LIKED THE EPILOGUE But a paragraph does not redeem a whole book.

    9. Jennifer Wardrip on said:

      Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooStories about the Afterlife have always appealed to me There are thousands upon thousands of interpretations out there about what, exactly, happens to a person after they die ELSEWHERE is a new spin on an old topic, but it manages to bring emotion, realism, and entertainment to something that is, in most circumstances, a very depressing situation To me, ELSEWHERE is a combination of Mitch Albom s THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN and Alice Sebold s THE LOVELY BONE [...]

    10. Eshusdaughter on said:

      What is the story Elsewhere is an idea spun into a book and then left floundering as the author seeks to fill pages There is no story here no cohesive plot that moves the thing forward The main character, Lizzy, dies at fifteen and is transported to Elsewhere, a land where all people who die go In Elsewhere you live just like on Earth, only you age backward Cool concept and idea and there are so many avenues the author could have taken this Instead she enumerates on her world a little and that i [...]

    11. Ameriie on said:

      First read in March 2014Reread in July 2016Just as magical, if not so, as the first time I read it Probably a novel I will reread every few years or so.

    12. Ashley on said:

      ISBN 0374320918Elsewhere by Gabriel Zevin Do you want to see the latest Picasso paintings Well you just spring by his gallery and see his new paintings Maybe you can say hey to Marilyn Monroe at her psychiatric center Well if you want to do all that you d take a cruise there But of course there s a catch to it all, and Liz Hall knows all about that because under her circumstances she can do all of that because she s a fifteen year old girl and she s dead The curious adventurous Liz Hall is just [...]

    13. ScottHitchcock on said:

      Story of an alternate afterlife as experience from the point of view of a 16 year old girl Although certain aspects of the story I could poke holes in for inconsistencies overall it was very good It elicited emotion from me, in this case sadness, and if a book can do that the author is doing his her job As a parent it s probably different than a teen reading it.

    14. April on said:

      Awesome I love creative renditions of the afterlife, and seeing into the writer s imagination This was a very whimsical, fascinating take on death and life I loved the image of the tree that life and death are like the roots and branches of a tree neither can see the other, but they are both alive and connected I loved the message that life after death is still real life, and that things move on, you keep growing, working and building relationships The characters were great, especially the dogs [...]

    15. Scott on said:

      What is there to say about Elsewhere Give me a second and I ll come up with it Oh, it has a promising premise It is at times heartbreaking and funny Mostly it is disappointing I d heard good things about this book from another blog I read constantly, it was a YA book, and I couldn t wait to read it The prologue is amazing, a funny, little dog running around trying to deal with her owners death Hilarious and strangely touching And then it switches to Lizzy, the main character of the book, a 15 ye [...]

    16. Jennie on said:

      Liz is than confused when she wakes up one morning to find herself on a cruise ship with a girl she s never met before in the top bunk But then she starts to remember being hit by a car as she rode her bike to the mall and eventually is brought up to the observation deck to watch her own funeral.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 In Elsewhere, Liz meets up with the grandmother she n [...]

    17. Carrie Hope Fletcher on said:

      Sorry, but nothing of much importance ever happened to me I m just a girl who forgot to look both ways before she crossed the street When Liz is killed in a hit and run accident her life takes a very unexpected turn At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love but in Elsewhere all things carry on almost as they did on Earth except that the inhabitants get younger, new relationships are formed and old ones, which had been sadly interr [...]

    18. belle ✨(bookishlybelle) on said:

      1000 5 STARSI always get so surprised when I see the low ratings of Elsewhere on , because this one of my favorite books of ALL TIME The synopsis on both AND the back of the book itself just doesn t do it justice I would very much recommend this to anyone, and suggest you give it a chance What I liked I ve read it times than I can count, and each time I get something new It s so moving and bittersweet and wonderful I sob through the whole book each time I reread Literally sob, even when it s no [...]

    19. Katherine on said:

      I really enjoyed the premise of the book However, I didn t like that the writing style was in the present tense through out the entire book I thought the characters weren t developed enough and felt very flat to me Each character had the same manner of speaking and same sense of humor, so they all were basically the same characters but with different names or genders and different backgrounds But then again, I m an adult reader and well aware that the book was intended for young adults In all, I [...]

    20. Susan on said:

      In a way, there is something about Zevin s view of the afterlife reminds me of the Florida vacations from my childhood a leisurely drive through one sunny, pleasant day after another If that was all there was to it, I probably wouldn t recommend this book so highly, but Zevin s story of a girl s growth after her own mortal life ends is anything but simple The recently deceased arrive in Elsewhere as the afterlife is known with the understanding that they will be aging backwards to the point of t [...]

    21. joy *the clean-reader extraordinaire* on said:

      calm and thoughtfulfunny, unpredictable, stand out original be happy now don t wait until you re grown up, or done with college, or the kids move out know who you are think, think, think look both ways before crossing the streeti can see why reader teens rave about this one, because it asks awesome, deep questions about life in a thoroughly roundabout waythat s a snowglobe on the cover, not a crystal ball, by the way i didn t pick this up for awhile because somehow i thought there were seances i [...]

    22. Amanda on said:

      This book is one of my favorite books Although it is not a very challenging read, it kept me reading throughout each chapter, until I had finished it in only a couple of hours It expresses many themes such as death, afterlife, teenage problems, insecurity, relationships, and much But instead of using these themes in a cliche sort of story, Gabrielle Zevin looks on the issues in a new light, and goes places other authors would have never thought of going For instance, when you read about death, [...]

    23. Darlene on said:

      I was going to give this book four stars because the author uses the trick of present tense writing Most of the time, I hate that method Sometimes on an action packed story it works but even then I find it tiring But the five stars are restored because I just felt it was such a precious story.It moves slowly at first But after you get to know who she, Liz Hall, is and where she is you start to feel for the whole tale Poor Liz Hall killed in a hit and run when she was almost 16 years old Never t [...]

    24. Casey on said:

      I read this because my little sister told me I had to I am easily influenced First, I was completely and totally infuriated by this book because rotting away on my computer is a story I started about a guy who dies and ends up in a heaven that looks a lot like earth, and he discovers that God basically has no control over anything He feels really bad about it, but just sort of wishes everyone would leave him alone Well, there are parts of Elsewhere that are eerily similar to my writing Oh well I [...]

    25. McKenna on said:

      This book was amazing It was one of my all time favorite books Elsewhere tells the story of a fifteen year old girl, Elizabeth Hall, who is hit and killed in a bicycle accident and wakes up to find herself traveling on a ship called the SS Nile She meets a girl who had been shot in the head and a famous musician who had died of a drug overdose After watching her own funeral, Liz realizes that she is truly dead and it isn t a dream Soon afterwards, she and the other passengers arrive in what is k [...]

    26. Jessica on said:

      This is an inventive book 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 This is the book that I think a lot of people were hoping The Lovely Bones would be, but Zevin s writing is far better and her world flawless.

    27. Rosie on said:

      A re read for me, just as good as the countless times before Will always be on of my faves.

    28. Kristy on said:

      what in the world did I just read This book gets bonus points for creativity and originality My Head feels like it s about to explodeAnywho Meet Liz, your typical 15 alomst 16 teenager School, social life, family then one day BAM she dies Gets hit by a taxi and winds up in Elsewhere What is Elsewhere, you ask It is apparantly here nor there It is a place everyone goes when they die No, it is not heaven No, it is not hell It is Elsewhere People there revert in years instead of growing up so needl [...]

    29. Rozalia on said:

      Ok so, I don t know where to start.First of all, dear Gabrielle Zevin, if you write a book about the afterlife and you don t even CARE or BELIEVE in the afterlife, WHY WOULD YOU EVEN INVENT A PLACE CALLED ELSEWEHERE AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT When you write a book, it has to be fucking believable And the fact that Zevin was just like Oh ok, I like dogs, let s write a book about Elsewhere with lots of dogs and dead people in it just really pisses me off.Now that I got this off my mind, let s get to [...]

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