Saturday, April 4, 2009
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Just when her life is getting interesting 15-year-old Liz Hall dies in a hit and run car accident. When she "awakens" she finds herself in the afterlife where you age backwards from whatever age you were when you died until you reach infancy and return to Earth for a new life. At first Liz is very angry and refuses to be a part of this new life preferring to spend all her time looking back at the people she left behind on Earth. But slowly she gets pulled into life at Elsewhere with her grandmother and a job that she really loves. Liz also falls in love for the first time. Her life with her new love is disrupted, however, when his wife from Earth dies and he feels a sense of devotion to her.