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
In the afterlife, Liz finds herself stuck between the realms of the living...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
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
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
While Between does focus on the subject of love, there really isn't a lot of romance in it. It's about a love a father has for his daughter, the love soulmates share, and the love people have for their friends. Be...more
It all starts with a jarring noise. However, when Elizabeth (also known as Liz) goes to find out just what's ma...more
Having read only the jacket, I was surprised the main character was (view spoiler)[ the one that died and that this was a “limbo” story. (hide spoiler)] But I enjoyed it. The story kept pulling me in, the characters had many angles and quirks while also being pretty typical teens, ones y...more
Elizabeth, per gli amici Liz, è una ragazza a cui non manca nulla. È ricca, bella e popolare.
Per il suo 18° compleanno ottiene il permesso di poter fare la sua festa, nella barca di proprietà del padre. Durante la notte viene svegliata da un rumore sordo, come di qualcosa che continui a colpire la barca..tonf.. tonf.. tonf .
Liz, dopo aver tentato inutilmente di svegliare qualcuno dei suoi amici per farle compagnia, si arrende ed esce da sola a controllare....more
The novel does have its downfalls tho...more
This story is about discovering oneself with pain, hurt, love and well, everything in between. I liked the way Liz was a popular girl but only had one boyfriend in her entire life. I liked the bleak, bittersweet romance between Liz and Richie - about the depth of their love and affection towards eachother, but yet,...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
first reviewed on: www.xoreads.blogspot.ca
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
A loud thumping noise wakes her up in the middle of the night. She tiptoes across the boat to see what is causing all the ruckus. She leans over the boat and almost screams when she sees a body caught in...more
Liz wacht in der Nacht zu ihrem 18. Geburtstag von einem Geräusch auf. Als sie nachschaut, sieht sie ihre eigene Leiche im Wasser treiben. Sie kann das Ganze nicht glauben. Denn: Wie kann sie tot sein...more
On the morning of her 18th birthday, after spending the night par...more
- L'idée de départ est originale et l'histoire est plutôt bien menée. J'ai aimé me retrouver dans la peau de cette héroïne qui a est morte et a perdu une partie de sa mémoire. Avec elle et Alex, on se retrouve à mener l'enquête pour faire la lumière sur ce qui lui est véritablement arrivé.
Malheureusement, j'avais deviné dès le départ les grosses ficelles du récit : l'histoire d'Alex et le mystère autour de la mort d'Elizabeth.
Les épisodes de flashbacks, ou...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