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Elsewhere by Will Shetterly
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Elsewhere is moody. It's from the viewpoint of young people who have dropped out and live on the streets, forming their own families and relationships. I don't especially feel comfortable with the idea of kids living this way, but that's one of the best things about reading. You get to see different worlds, lives, existences, and realize that humans are all the same, no matter what kind of lives they live.

Ron came to the Bordertown to find his older brother. He was living in denial, and this trip helped him to find himself, to let go of notions about who he was and what was important in life. I liked seeing him go through that evolution.

It was interesting how his name changed as his personality, or should I say who he thought he was, went through transitions. It was kind of ironic that he found peace within when his last manifestation would have seemed the most unfortunate. He found a family in the place he least expected it, but he sort of came full circle. To say more would be spoil the book.

This is a thoughtful book, with the capacity to inspire deep emotions in a reader. I picked it up because I am intensely interested in stories about Faerie, and this book is very good for those who like Faerie. Along with those elements is a deep story that gives a little more along with the surface fantastical elements. This book is about how we think we express our identities, purpose, bonds of loyalty and affection. How a person takes all those ingredients and uses them to become who they are meant to be, if they can make it through the painful metamorphosis that leads to the final state: that of the butterfly who emerges from its chrysalis, not without a lot of pain and effort.
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message 1: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Awesome review Danielle! This definitely sounds like an emotional book!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) Thanks, Ronyell. I felt kind of blue after reading it.


message 3: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Yeah, I have read a lot of books like that...


Susan have you read any more the Bordertown stuff? it makes more sense, especially with the "sister" book NeverNever...


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) This is the first, but I have NeverNever in the pile.


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