Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17
From the Publisher
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.
Elsewhere is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children''s
Book of the Year.
About the Author
Gabrielle Zevin is the author of
award-winning books for young adults including Memoirs of a
Teenage Amnesiac, and books for adults including The
Hole We're In and Margarettown. She was also the
screenwriter for Conversations with Other Women, which
received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Of her writing,
The New York Times Book Review said, "Zevin's touch is
marvelously light even as she considers profundities." A dog lover
and Harvard graduate, she lives in New York City.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: May 15, 2007
Publisher: Square Fish
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312367465
ISBN - 13: 9780312367466