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Someone Else, Somewhere Else

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2.93 of 5 stars 2.93  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  16 reviews
“Though we were four years younger than Ariya, we’d watched teenagers before at an older cousin’s house. They talked on the phone, they texted their boyfriends, they watched movies on DVDs. Sometimes, they tidied up the house by wiping the table with a damp sponge after feeding us, removing the crumbs and ring spots from the bottom of our glasses. But we’d never seen any o ...more
ebook, 15 pages
Published February 15th 2012
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Alexia Purdy
A great short story! I enjoyed the easy writing and the memoir style flow of the events. The writer brings you into the lives of a pair of twin girls as they observe the lives of their friends and one unfortunate soul whose life they could have easily had. Loved it. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Mary Loesch
I read this as part of Innovative Online Book Tours for All Things Writing http://www.allthingswriting.blogspot.com

First of all, I love that this author, Jenelle Jack Pierre, is marketing her short story! It's just another example of how authors need to think outside the box when it comes to selling and promoting their work. And this is a tale worth promoting!



Someone Else, Somewhere Else is told from the pov of twin girls who talk about their experience living next door to a family with a less t
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Reena Jacobs
My review also on Ramblings of an Amateur Writer: http://reenajacobs.com/blog/2012/05/s...

The first thing I noticed about this work was the narrative. I don’t recall ever reading a work in first person plural. This story was told from the perspective of both the twins, which doubly interesting because the twin girls (main characters) in the story were nameless. The narrative was presented in such a way it gave the two girls a collective thought. For me, the over all effect made Someone Else, Som
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The Bumble Girl {Margie}
What I love about short stories is, well... how short they are, lol!
What I sometimes dislike about short stories... how short they are!
And in the case of Someone Else, Somewhere Else - I really do wish that it was longer...

The story is about twin sisters that live with their mother and step-father, who have just moved to a new small town located on the island of Antigua.
Throughout the story, the girls names are never mentioned - they are oftentimes referred to as 'girls'. I have to admit, I'm
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Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
Read for blog tour:

Someone Else, Somewhere Else was a cute but very short story. I really wish it would have kept going and turned into a full story. I needed more of these two twin girls story. I really wanted to get to know the characters more and to see what they thought about what they had found out!

I really did like the writing style and the stories plot. There was a few things I didn't particularly like but they were small enough to not take away from me liking and getting into the story.
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Wendy Unsworth
For me, many short stories don't work but this one certainly did. In just a few pages I felt the flavour of island life on Antigua and the interactions as two families come together as neighbours. The 'twins' have just moved house and are living with their mother and new stepfather. Next door is a family also coping with family breakdown and readjustment but in their case the transition has resulted in favouritism and unfair treatment. The Twins begin to notice this and so does their mother who ...more
Robin
l really loved this short story. I was thoroughly transported to Antigua, and into the twins' lives as they learned about the world surrounding them.
Robin Conley
I wasn't sure about this story when I started, but as I got into it I found I liked it. I like the symmetry between the rabbit and the girl's story. I also liked seeing the story through the neighbor girls' eyes. It was something different. I did think it was a little slow at times, but mostly it was a good story. A little short, but it works for the most part.
Dawn
Too much tell....not much of a story. I don't see the necessity of having a story written in first person plural when nothing is done with it other than a small conversation at the end of the story.

And everything got laid out for us in the end. There was nothing to wonder about, or question.
Lindsay
this story left me with a lot of questions and more importantly wanting more. it should be a full length novel not a short story. so much more could be done with this story
Lekeisha Thomas
Very short story, but good. It would make for a great novel. Sometimes I wish I were someone else, somewhere else.
Kaitlin (Reading is My Treasure)
This was a nice story. It could have been better, but I did enjoy reading it as it was.
Angie
Huge story in a short ;-) Very enjoyable .
Blkvelvet
Step-families suck... (sometimes)
Sherrisa
This short story sucked.
Alicia
Jun 10, 2012 Alicia rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Good quick read.
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“Ariya was tall and fine-boned, with large doe-eyes framed by long lashes. She moved about the one-story house with a self-possessed grace in her purple dress. We thought she would make a good model. She could sell anything but perfume, because she always had a smell: parsley, cilantro, chicken, goat, sour sop, shop cheese.” 1 likes
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