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ISBN: 9780312367466304 Pages, Ages 12-18
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Is it possible to grow up while getting younger?
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 by Gabrielle Zevin is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
NYPL Books for the Teen Age, ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award ML, School Library Best Books of the Year, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, CT Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, ALA Notable Children's Books, Delaware Blue Hen Book Master List, Connecticut Nutmeg Children's Book Award, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, Georgia Peach Book Award Master List, Booklist Editors' Choice, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Virginia Young Readers Award Master List, TN Intermed Volunt State Book Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Young Adult Choices, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award, Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award Master List, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Amazon.com Top 10 Editor's Picks: Teens, American Library Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Readers, Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
ELSEWHERE (chapter 1)
Elizabeth Hall wakes in a strange bed in a strange room with the strange feeling that her sheets are trying to smother her.
Liz (who is Elizabeth to her teachers; Lizzie at home, except when she's in trouble;...