Monday, August 8, 2011
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Synopsis: Abby accepted that she can't measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.
Until the accident.
Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby's life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.
She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she'd never seen.
Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...
Review: Elizabeth Scott has to be one of my favorite authors in Young Adult books. There is just something about the way she develops different characters that makes you recognize a little of yourself in them. You are instantly transported into their world and take a journey through their lives and situations. In this book we meet Abby who is down on her self because she doesn't think she can compare to her older sister Tess, who is in a coma and she needs to wake her up.
It's a book about discovering who you are and that looks can be deceiving. We may think you know someone but unless you look beneath the surface and really look at the person you will never know who they are. Abby discovers her sister was not as perfect as she seemed to be. And I think the main lesson in this book is that you can't judge a book by it's cover, it's an old saying but 100% true. This is something I think is lesson everyone should learn.
I really enjoyed this and Elizabeth Scott definitely surprised me in the end. I don't want to say too much because then I will totally give it away. A must read for the summer (even though it's almost over ugh I can't believe September is around the corner).