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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 4.20 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gabrielle Zevin Narrator: Cassandra Morris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Welcome to Elsewhere. It is usually warm with a breeze, the sun and the stars shine brightly, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful here. And 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 from it. 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. She wants to fall in love. 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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts.”

    The New York Times Book Review

  • “Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for young people, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sami | 5/23/2011

    " I thought it was a good book that really made you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " Not bad. I got the impression that the author thought her idea was cooler and more original than I thought it actually was, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cookie | 5/15/2011

    " Definitely a different take on the events after one dies...a take that I thoroughly enjoyed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 5/13/2011

    " I loved this book! I just really wish we could continue to follow our main character. "

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