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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Review: Between Here and Forever

Title: Between Here and Forever
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 24, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could.."

 What I like most about this book was the plot. I like that when I read a book, that I can connect with the characters and really get in their shoes. I love to feel their feelings and see their thoughts. Ms. Scott delivered such a great book that did just that. Not only was breathless reading this book, the plot was amazing.

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.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great characters and great plot? Sounds like the perfect read to me! I like the message about nobody being perfect, especially for a YA audience who is bombarded with media showing ridiculously skinny and seemingly "perfect" women. Fantastic review Savy!

  2. Thanks for the review,
    This sounds like the perfect book for my current mood!

  3. Since I couldn't post this yesterday... I will say you had me wanting this b/c of the strong characters. Oh, I've been looking for a good YA with good characters. I will have to wishlist this one now.


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