May 30, 2011

Between Here and Forever - Elizabeth Scott

Young Adult
Pages: 256
Between Here and ForeverPublisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 24, 2011

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...

Elizabeth Scott is one of my favorite writers. To me at least, she's like one of the huge authors in YA. Every time she has a new book, I'm desperate to get it. This was no exception. I love her writing. She has this particular way of making you feel and see, instead of just reading. She creates down to earth and shaking stories that reach the hearts of readers.

Between Here and Forever, has a slow start. To me it felt a bit repetitive at the beginning, when the reader is just getting involved with the character, Abby's low self esteem is being repeated over and over in several ways. It probably just felt that way since I get annoyed at people who show so much self pity, but that's how it felt to me. I wanted to slap Abby or close the book. But then it gets to a point where suddenly everything is awesome and Scott's magic began to blossom. Eli was... something else. I wanted to hug him and take care of him. I seriously loved his character.

Overall, it was just such a cute read, and like I said the male protagonist provoked tenderness in me instead of.. well, hot melting feelings, so it just felt to me a bit more MG than YA. Which is, of course, not a bad thing at all, but it was one of the main things I thought as soon as I closed the book. The fact that she included Bloom's characters as the parents was a bonus that I sadly figured out after reading it, so I'm committed to read it again and savor that bit.

I loved the setting, I loved the story, I loved the message. I love Elizabeth Scott and everything she writes. 


  1. While I have not read a lot of Scott's books those I have are awesome. I really need to read more of them. Despite the slow start it sounds like Between Here and Forever is worth a read.

  2. I've heard very mixed reviews of this one but, like you, I love Elizabeth and everything she writes so I'm almost positive I'll like it. Great review!


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