**spoiler alert** This book was so amazing. I can't even imagine going through what Denise had to go through. I hate how in the book she was always so**spoiler alert** This book was so amazing. I can't even imagine going through what Denise had to go through. I hate how in the book she was always so negative about her looks. She always said that Paige and Kelsey were the pretty sisters but I'm pretty sure she was gorgeous.
It was beautifully written and highlighted the gospel perfectly. I loved Rich and how sweet and wonderful he was to her. I was really mad at Denise at first because she refused to let him into her life but then she had the break down in the office and she told about Brian and how horrible he was and i understood. It's amazing to me that she was even able to get past all that.
I hate Brian. How could anyone be that heartless? She couldn't help the things from her past. All she went through and he couldn't handle just hearing it. Rich embraced it and loved her even more because of it.
I was really afraid that her and Curtis would get together and i was so amazed and so happy when i found out that Curtis and Cliff were her brothers. Its so amazing how everything panned out in the book and everything fit together like a puzzle.
I loved her job and all the people there. I was sad to see her leave it but it was definitely for the best. Whenever she got a letter from anyone she was looking for i cried. I know it's only a book but i was so happy for her. All she wanted was to know that there were people out there that she was related to that weren't like Daphne. She wanted to be loved by someone who shared her DNA.
In some ways thats kind of selfish because she has two wonderful adoptive parents who loved her and cared about her but it would be so hard not knowing. She had a father out there. Someone who was a part of her and wanted to be here father. Who wouldn't want that?
Paige i think was a little ridiculous. I would feel a little unimportant too but still she can't control what Denise does and what she wants. Paige had no idea the stuff she had gone through with Daphne. Daphne was a good person i think underneath all the drugs but that's what Satan does. He puts things in people's lives that make them horrible. Misery loves company.
I loved this story. I was glued to that book and i couldn't let go. I cried, I laughed, I got angry. I felt like i was Denise and I didn't want the book to end.
I recommend this book to anyone who can read, Mormon or not. This story needs to be read it is so amazing. ...more
**spoiler alert** This book started out really really boring and i kept reading it just to get it over with. When he started beating her it got really**spoiler alert** This book started out really really boring and i kept reading it just to get it over with. When he started beating her it got really depressing and horrible. I personally also thought it had a horrible ending. Yeah, she got to see her sister but it didn't talk about them and their relationship now. I was kinda glad though cause it got over quicker that way.
I really like that symbolism of the mermaid's and drowning though. It made me sick every time she talked about her bruises. I felt really bad for Caitlin at first cause it would be incredibly scary to tell someone if you're boyfriend was beating you, but when she kept saying that she still loved him and that was the reason she wasn't telling anyone i thought she was a little crazy. She smoked way way way too much too. It was kind of ridiculous and it got really old.
I love all sarah dessen books but this one scared me and made me really depressed. She's still an amazing writer.
I kinda hoped she would get together with her art teacher at the end cause he seemed like a really cool guy. I loved all the photography stuff in the book. I love photography and pictures.
I loved the thing with her dad about the ties and that he loved his family that much to remember all the ties. I don't think that it came easy to him because he was smart, i think he remembered them all out of love.
I really liked Corinna and David but at the end when Caitlin and him are all alone he kinda creeps me out.
All in all its a depressing, sad, stomach churning, horrible, fascinating book. I liked it but I don't expect to read it again....more
**spoiler alert** What an unbelievably terrible book. I can't even explain how much i hated this book. It is so boring and uncreative. You have to rid**spoiler alert** What an unbelievably terrible book. I can't even explain how much i hated this book. It is so boring and uncreative. You have to ride to Heaven on a boat? How original. Anyone, even a monkey, could come up with that. Reading this made my IQ drop. She watches her parents and her best friend have sex. Of course the author just had to put that into it because it would have been horrible without it. The book was worse because of that.
All she does in heaven is go up the watchtower (a watchtower, really? you couldn't come up with anything different?) and watches Earth. The Heaven in this book is exactly like Earth. There are cars, beaches, everyone is the same, acts the same. I don't even remember how she died but im sure is was also very uncreative.
When she gets to her Grandmas house is the most ridiculous part in any book in the history of books. She is depressed in Heaven! That doesn't happen. Sure she misses her family but i don't think she would miss them so much if she did something other than look down on them through the whole book.
They even have stores and money and TV. I got half way through the book and threw it down and couldn't read any more of it. I was so angry and disgusted with the whole book and everything about. Even the title makes me angry. The elsewhere its talking about is HEAVEN. Does this guy have such a low opinion of God and Heaven that he would make it called elsewhere and have it be EXACTLY like Earth? What would be the point of that?
God would not put you on this Earth as a test and then when you die have you come to a place exactly like the Earth you left but without most of the people you love and care for. Sure she gets to see her grandma but shes a complete brat to her and doesn't even want to give her a chance.
Are you supposed to get a job in Heaven? I don't think so. At least not a job like we have here. She wasn't even told where she was going or what she was supposed to do.
Elsewhere is one of the worst books in the history of Earth and i don't recommend anything this horrible to anyone. ...more
This book is seriously messed up. Josh is awesome in the beginning but then he like gets really weird. His parents are also on crack, especially his dThis book is seriously messed up. Josh is awesome in the beginning but then he like gets really weird. His parents are also on crack, especially his dad. Josh and Madison had only seen each other outside of their mission twice, and he was offering them a gas station and for her to drop everything and make cinnamon rolls the rest of her life! Why in the world would anyone agree to that!! And why should she give up her life when she already has things going for her and Josh works in the same gas station that he did in high school. And getting married was his idea in the first place!!! I really like the makeover thing and Madison's story, but Josh's family is bizzare and weird. I would totally be on Hannah's side throughout this whole book, especially when they move. Hannah was the only thing i liked about this book. I think Jack Weyland has lost it cause this book is seriously messed up....more