April 08, 2011

Review: Between Here And Forever By Elizabeth Scott

Expected publication: May 24th 2011 by Simon Pulse
ISBN:141699484X (ISBN13:97814169948)

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...

My Thoughts: 

     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. But this one touched me because Elizabeth made sure we felt what her characters felt. And I can see how some young sisters would go through what Abby goes through in this book. By being in the shadow of their older, much prettier, much talented and popular older sibling.

     So Abby has always been in her sister's shadow and she has come to terms with that. But when her older sister got into a car accident and ended up in a coma, her focus shifted to her older sister and what she can do to wake her up. Trying to bring her family back to the way it was before Tess' (Abby's sister) accident. Looking for ways to get her sister to open her eyes, she comes across a guy named Eli. When Eli went into Tess room and spoke, Abby swear she saw Tess' eyes moved behind her lids. So she comes up with a plan thats she's sure would wake Tess. But little did she know that, that plan of hers "wake" things up inside of her.

     All the while, while she focus on Tess, her friendship with Tess' former best friend progresses. And her friendship with Eli takes another step too. But what she never expected was to find things out about her sister that she never thought possible. That's when she becomes aware that she never really knew her sister the way she thought she did.

     I think this is a good book for those who have younger or older siblings. Maybe this book can make you see things a bit from their eyes. "Between Here And Forever" is a fast paced and easy read. I read this in about twenty four hours. This is a sad story, but Abby somehow finds exactly what she needs.

I give this book 4 out of 5 Stars, and as I like to say, a "Good Choice for Reading."


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