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Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

By Pamelascott

In this delightful novel death is a begining, a new start. Liz is killed in a hit a run accident and her 'life' takes a very unexpected turn. At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. But in Elsewhere all things carry on almost as they did on earth except that the inhabitants get younger, dogs and humans can communicate (at last) new relationships are formed and old ones sadly interrupted on earth are renewed.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Full of the most ingenious detail and woven around the most touching and charming relationships this is a novel of hope, of redemption and re-birth. It is a novel that tells of sadness with heart-breaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance.

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['The end came quickly and there wasn't any pain']

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(Bloomsbury Children's, 14 Jul 2016, 288 pages, first published 9 September 2005, ebook, #popsugarreadingchallenge 2019, two books that share the same title #2, bought from @AmazonKindle)

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This is my first time reading the author. I can't wait to read more of her work. I loved the concept of this book. It reminded me a little of another great book, The Lovely Bones (which is a lot darker). Elsewhere is one of the most original books I've read in ages. I had a splendid time reading it. Liz is a great character. I loved being inside her head as she adjusted to life after death and possible futures. One of the best parts is when Liz gets a job helping dogs settle into Elsewhere and find new homes. Somehow, this was very moving.

Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin

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