Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: Between Here and Forever - Elizabeth Scott

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (Love the sunflower and the simplicity.)  
Genre: Young Adult 
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 250 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

Abby thinks the world of her older sister Tess. Even though Abby hates living in her shadow. Then Tess is in an accident that leaves her comatose. Abby visits her everyday. She wishes she could take her place, because Tess would know what to do. Tess was perfect and could fix any situation. Abby meets a guy named Eli, she sees her sister's eyes move when he speaks and then asks him to talk more. He obligingly comes along on Abby's visits and talks to her sister. Abby thinks that he is perfect for Tess and that Tess will wake up and want him and be happy. Abby thinks that she might feel something for this boy though. Maybe she can be something without her sister, especially when she finds out that maybe there were some parts of her sister she never knew about.

Another great book by Elizabeth Scott. I just wanted to smack Abby sometimes though. She was so blind! I really couldn't believe that she would not go for Eli. He seemed very cute. It was sad how little self confidence she had too. She was constantly putting herself down, which could get quite annoying. This was a very interesting take on sibling adoration though. I mean Tess wasn't even consious throughout the book, yet people constantly talked about her. She was pretty much in every one of Abby's conversations. It was interesting finding out more about Tess through other people's accounts of her. Abby trying to piece together herself as a person without Tess as well as finding about who Tess really was, made for quite a lot of discovery in so few pages. I didn't feel like it was too much though. The relationships were strained and dynamic and sometimes heartbreaking, even when it was the character's breaking their own hearts. If you love Elizabeth Scott make sure you pick this one up if you haven't already. 

First Line:
"I lean forward and look at Tess."

Favorite Line:
"I let myself be here because this where I want to be."

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure that Elizabeth Scott can do no wrong. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't think so. I haven't gotten around to this one yet, but I have it and I'm looking forward to reading it.


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