First Published: May 15th 2007, 277pg
Goodreads Rating: 3.92/5.00
Personal Rating: 5.00/5.00
When fifteen year old Lizzie dies suddenly her whole world is shaken. She finds herself in Elsewhere, a place where those who have died on Earth come to live. In Elsewhere she finds herself dealing with the normal teenage hurdles such as love and learning to drive, as well as some not so normal hurdles (which I wont reveal because this is one that must be read!).
This isn’t the first time I’ve read this book, nor is it the second or the third. In fact, I think I’ve read this book every year since it was released. Death isn’t something that can easily be dealt with. In most cases, it’s found that having some sort of “afterlife”, some promise of something more helps both the deceased and those left behind move on.
I do believe the idea of Elsewhere more than likely originated from a religion of one sort or another, though I couldn’t be certain which one(s). I can’t think of a single YA reader that wouldn’t enjoy this book, if you haven’t already picked this one up make sure you do it’s well worth it!
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