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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 15th 2007
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
Loved this book! I just about cried twice, but had to restrain myself since I was reading in public. Beautiful.
Elsewhere is my favourite book of all time. I've read a lot of books in my days, and this is the book that I keep coming back to.I'm glad I read it when I was younger, however, as I think if I were to pick it up as an adult it wouldn't quite speak to me the way it did then. Despite no longer being a...
Borrowing on the premise of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' (and that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery), this is a story of age regression, only that it takes places in the afterlife, in a place called Elsewhere. Each decedent arrives at this place at the age which they passed and l...
Liz is 15 when she dies. Upon her death, she winds up in Elsewhere, the place where all the dead end up. Elsewhere is very similar to the living world, but people age backwards there. You arrive at the age you died at and slowly get younger until you become a baby again and are sent back to the worl...