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Publisher Description

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.

Young Adult
September 9
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Grades 7-13

Customer Reviews

Millzers16 ,

Nice book had to read it for school

I loved the mystery of this book and how it shows u how life go's on.

Dancerchick1230 ,

Couldn't put it down!

I read this book in 1 and 1/2 days. It kept me reading so much that when I had to return to the REAL world, I kept thinking about the book and all I wanted to do was keep reading it. Download this book! You will not regret it! Trust me! :)

v_dejesus ,


I read this book a little while ago and it is amazing. I am the type of person who does not read often but this book is one that I could not put down. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a book that is super easy to get into. It really makes you think about what happens after you pass away.

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