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Book Review of Elsewhere

Elsewhere
Elsewhere
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Genres: Children's Books, Reference
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


A very original answer to the "what happens when you die?" question. Liz never made it to her 16th birthday, instead she was killed by a hit-and-run driver and ended up in Elsewhere. Zevin does a great job of creating this parallel world where the dead reverse-age until they're ready to be born again, with lots of fun little details.

I didn't find Elsewhere religious or sacrilegious, but I'm sure some people might find some of this book offensive, because everything seems to offend someone. In general, it was a nice PG treatment of death and the afterlife.