Book Review of Elsewhere

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

An intriguing take on the afterlife of a 15 year old girl who is the victim of a hit and run. It takes a while for her to realize and accept her death, and then to move past the grief of what she has lost. In this afterlife you age backwards until you are a baby sent down the river of time to be reborn into a new life. Other than that, this afterlife seems strangely like life on earth, except that you can watch life on earth through observation windows for a limited time and you choose and "avocation", something you LOVE to do for the time that you are there. In this case Liz chose to place pets with new owners and she found she could speak their language so she could interpret for them. Liz finally came to terms with her with her new situation. I think the message in the book is that you need to consider what is important in life now. And for most of us that is family, friends, work we love and making the most of what comes our way! Although in this book you often get second chances! (and sometimes in real life too....) ( )