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Between Here and Forever Hardcover – May 24, 2011
An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Hardcover | Kindle book
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"Compulsively readable, this novel will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman."
"An emotionally wrenching exploration of hope, acceptance, and pride, and Scott’s messages—that it’s quite possible to break your own heart and that everyone deserves love—will resonate strongly with teens navigating their own first romances.
"Teens who like other realistic dramas will enjoy this book, and underdogs will root for Abby as she discovers her own sense of self-worth." --VOYA
"The author creates well-developed characters in Abby, Eli and, eventually, in Tess, as Abby learns much more about her sister than she ever had expected to know. Supporting characters, too, easily stand out as real individuals.... Abby’s emotional growth from her experiences, conversations and introspection...will satisfy many teen readers." --Kirkus
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Top Customer Reviews
Abby is you type of girl who lives in the shadow of her pretty, older, sisters. I just hate how insecure she it about herself. She see herself as nothing. A nobody. Someone who would never get a second glance at. While I was annoyed with Abby that she carried this trait so harshly, I see how the plot and her sister Tess will change of all that.
The plot was amazing. Everyone has secrets and no one is perfect. NO ONE! So imagined Abby who has seen her sister Tess as the golden one. The one who gets every boy, who has perfect hair and skin, who gets good grades. Abby learns more about her sister while she is in a coma than while she is alive. And learning this secrets helps Abby realize that no one is perfect.
The love interest in this book I thought was good. I felt for Eli and how he tried to communicate with Abby. Abby was just so into bring herself down that she never saw him. I'm glad that Eli was a good guy that saw Abby, re ally saw her. I was happy that Abby was once and for all, able to see herself.
Between Here and Forever, is a sweet, enduring book. I love the idea self-discovering of one's self, by learning someone's else's mistake. Sometimes it just takes more for us to see our self in the real light then the one we've been casting our self.
Abby has always been in her sister Tess's shadow, but since Tess's accident, Abby has been just as lost. Tess was always the together one, the gorgeous one, and the smart one. Abby was just, well, Abby. Now Abby and her parents spend every day in the hospital next to Tess's bed waiting for her to wake up. When a beautiful young man walks into the hospital room, Abby sees Tess's eye move a little. She is convinced this beautiful boy will bring Tess back and enlists his help to wake her up. While this boy, Eli, seems skeptical at first, he agrees to help.
Although it seems Eli isn't helping Tess, he certainly is helping Abby. For once, she isn't always thinking about Tess and is actually interested in someone (although she still swears he likes Tess more than her). While Abby is convinced Eli and Tess are made for each other, she soon learns there is more to Eli than she noticed earlier, and life isn't so easy for him, beautiful person or not. She also begins to learn the truth about who her sister was and what really happened at the end of her life.Read more ›
Abby visits her sister every day. and every day, things stay the same. Tess doesn't move. Abby doesn't know what to feel doesn't know what to do. Abby's parents don't know what to feel and don't know what to do.
after Eli, the boy from the gift shop, walks by and says something in passing, Abby swears she sees Tess's eyes move. she knows what she has to do to wake her sister up and get things back to the way they were before. there are several snags with this plan, however. Abby has always been in her sister's shadow...does she want to go back to that? Does she want to be the not-as-pretty or not-as-talented sister? does Abby really want Eli to fall for Tess?
allow me to open with the fact that i've never read a book by Elizabeth Scott. obviously, i've heard of her, but i just haven't picked up one of her books. not for any particular reason - it just hasn't happened.
allow me to now share with you that i'm kicking myself about that. i was floored. i was completely and utterly invested emotionally with this story. i literally finished this book like, 4 minutes ago and i had to hammer out my review right now because that's how excited and amazed i am.
to put it into words that might actually be helpful (beyond my blathering and omgitssoawesome chatter), Abby is a broken character. she doesn't give herself enough credit and she doesn't see things the same way everyone else does...but she also sees things that others miss.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the cover of the book was wraped in bubble wrap so it couldn't rip . that is an a in my bookPublished on January 11, 2013 by Annalieze Hoehner
I never know if I am going to like Elizabeth Scott's novels. Scratch that, I love her writing, I often do not love her characters. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Busy Bookblogger
I had recently mentioned how hit or miss Elizabeth Scott's books are, and was thrilled to discover that this one was definitely a hit! Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Runa
What I like about this book is the dialogue, the plot and the characters. I like how I can connect and deeply relate with the characters. Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by JesusJuice
I usually like to wait awhile after I finish a book before I write up my review but I feel with this book I just can't do that. Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession)
This is my second book by Elizabeth Scott and I must say I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first one. Maybe the first one was a little too YA for me. Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
Abby always felt as though she couldn't compare to her older sister. All of the boys wanted Tess and all of the girls wanted to be Tess. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Cheyenne Teska
I was really excited to read this book. It's Elizabeth Scott (one of my favorite authors) and the story sounded amazing - grief, figuring out who you are, and romance are some of... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Hannah @ Paperback Treasures