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Preview — Between by Jessica Warman
Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht, where she'd been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between.
so, when i am cleaning house, i like to have some sort of police procedural on in the background. i don't know why, i just find them soothing - the shape of the narrative tends to be consistent, and they usually have enough action sequences for me to pace my laundry-folding and book restacking in a productive way.
there is a definite preference-hierarchy to the shows i will watch. law and order (excluding criminal intent) is the preferred choice. ncis and criminal minds are lower, and as i have o...more
My only complaint of this book was there was one part where it was a little boring. Right after you get over the shock of what is happening and right before the mystery starts unraveling. And even then, it isn't THAT boring it...more
It all starts with a jarring noise. However, when Elizabeth (also known as Liz) goes to find out just what's ma...more
I completely agree with Mrs. Giles! Between is a wonderful story. It is different from what I am used to reading but that isn't to say it isn't as good. I simply LOVED the book.
Liz is trying to figure out what happened to her the night that she died. Everyone seems to think it was an accident, that she fell into the water.
Then she sees Alex, they...more
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Oh no not again. WHY does this always happen to me? i swear the bookstore is going to have a fit if i return another novel. Im sorry but this novel was not good at all. the concept is good, but i just didnt like the story. i spent WAY to much time skim reading & asking my self when i'd finally finish. the only reason i kept reading was because i kinda wanted to know what happened. But this was a bad mystery unfortunatly.
First of the charac...more
Let me start off by saying that I having once been a book worm, I haven't so much as touched a book in over a year. So I think Im in a suitable position to say that Im absolutely glad to have started off once more with Between.
Jessica Warman is becoming one of my favorite authors of all time. Her books are mysterious and haunting. They leave you feeling tingly and confused but at the same time satisfied.
18-year-old Liz wakes in the middle of the night after her 18th birthday party, only to discover her own dead body – yep, she’s dead.
The death is written off as an accident, but Liz can’t remember what happened, and she can’t believe that she would still be hanging around if her death really was an accident.
Together with Alex, another teen ghost who also died in the same town earlier that year, Liz tries to unravel the mystery of...more
So, Elizabeth, I dunno ‘bout you but you sure as heck ain’t gonna be one of my buddies. You are selfish, vain, obnoxious, self-centered, and always try to run away from the harsh realities currently facing you making you stuck in a perpetual state of denial. Woman, you need to get a grip. Being rich certainly hasn’t helped you either. She’s the reason I glared or made faces at the book be...more
Alex is extremely annoying. He thinks he's God. Always telling Liz off. Making out as if he's never done anything bad in his life.
At first, Liz is just a popular bitch. She's not a bad person, yet Alex treats her as if she's the worst person alive. Towards the end, it's clear that she is a bad person, far beyond the social ranking of high school. Not because she picked on people, or never stopped evident bullying, or sai...more
In return I had to fill out a questionnaire with my reaction to the book. I'm not sure if there will be changes made to the book prior to its release later this year. If there are I'm sure they will be minor.
Since I don't want to give out any spoilers I'm just going to say this book is well written and drew me into the story from the first chapter. There is some content that would make me h...more
That didn't harm the overall enjoyment of the book that much though.
I really liked how much Liz changed, while trying to solve the mystery.
In the flashbacks, she wasn't a nice person at all. She was bitchy and very selfish.
Though, in the end, it all changed. She started to realize that her actions could have consequences, and popularity wa...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am REALLY looking forward to reading more of Jessica's books! :)
I recommend this book to lovers of Lauren Oliver...Jessica Warman's style of writing is very similar to Oliver's. (which I must say is fantastic)
I will be posting a more in-depth review on my youtube...more
Il libro che avrei voluto scrivere io! (assieme a Remember Me di C. Pike, a cui indubbiamente l'autrice deve molto) Mi è piaciuto tantissimo, contesto solo la scelta della traduzione del titolo (ma che senso ha togliere il titolo originale "Between", per mettere un'altra parola in inglese? Chi non sa cosa vuol dire between non capisce neppure after...) e la foto in copertina che c'entra davvero poco con la storia. Per il resto è un thriller con elementi paranormali che mi ha coinvolta mol...more
A few chapters in, and I had resigned myself to reading another 300+ pages about a vapid, boring dead girl. At one point in the story, it seems like she's genuinely more concerned about the her dead body's state of appearance than how she died or why she's still on earth. Here are just a couple of examples.
He leans forward to peer at me in the water. "You're white. I mean corpse white."...more
I look at my bare arms. S
At first, I was afraid it was going to disappointment. The direction the story was taking reminded me a lot of Some Girls Are and it wasn't giving me the same need to read drive. Liz was pretty and popular, but it turned out that she also wasn't very nice. Or more along that lines that she had some friends who were downright mean and she did noth...more
While Between does focus on the subject of love, there really isn't a lot of romance in it. It's more about a love a father has for his daughter, the love soulmates share, and the love...more
Jessica Warman’s YA novel Between is a curious hybrid. It’s part mystery (I really found myself flipping those pages to see what had happened to Liz), part social commentary, part ghost story and part teen drama.
When Liz ‘wakes up’ an...more
Liz wakes up in the morning of her eighteenth birthday and finds out that she’s dead. Outraged and bewildered, she can’t b...more
|What's The Name o...: SOLVED. Teen/YA Book. A girl dies and then comes back as a ghost and gets sucked in to her memories and then when there over she's pulled back into present time, this continues until she finds out how she died.... SPOILERS!!! [s]||5||24||May 03, 2014 07:34AM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Between by Jessica Warman -> Starts 26th January||46||16||Jan 28, 2014 02:21PM|
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|Reading Is Life YA: November 2012 - Between Discussion||2||10||Dec 04, 2012 10:27AM|