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Between Here and Forever

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Kritters Ramblings

    An emotional read that kept me turning pages or clicking the next button on my nook until the very end. A tale of two sisters that hit close to home with one sister a perfectionist and the apple of her parents eyes and another sister who feels like she just lurks in the shadow and will never live up to the spot her sister has left vacant.

    I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster with one moment hoping that the sister woke up from her coma and at the other moment just wanting her family to choose to end the suffering. I still don't know where I sit, but without ruining the story, I can honestly say that I am not sure whether I liked the path the author chose.

    I don't always dive dip in my reviews about the normal book review topics - but just this once I have to talk about the character development of Abby, the younger sister. It was such a joy to see her develop from the sister in the shadow to her own full person, with her own thoughts and opinions. I felt as though I was taken through a complete journey of her discovering how she fit in the world. I loved it.

    As far as who I would pass this book onto - I think my age group would enjoy the read, but it would definitely be a great book for our high school and college readers who may find themselves in Abby's shoes trying to find where their place is amongst their family and friends.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Sisterly bonds and secrets galore!!

    After her sister is in a car accident, the main character spends every moment that she can in the hospital with her "brain-dead" sister. Her sisters past, promiscuous and boy crazy at first implies that she was wild and crazy. So the main character sets out to find her sister the perfect boyfriend, with hopes that it will bring her out of her coma. But secrets fly when the boy she has chosen for her sister falls for her and secrets about her sisters life are revealed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

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    Considering that the novel I read before this was The Fault In O

    Considering that the novel I read before this was The Fault In Our Stars, I enjoyed Between Here and Forever much more than I expected to.

    It's not that I didn't expect to like it; I do enjoy Elizabeth Scott's writing (her darker works more than her contemporary fluff), but I didn't know which way this novel would swing, and normally I have little tolerance for characters who don't think that they're as awesome as they are.

    Normally because I want to shake them until they realize that they're fabulous, just like I do with some of my friends who have the same problem, but that's not the point.

    However, Between Here and Forever ended up being a happy medium of Scott's works. It deals with serious issues, but balances it out with just the right amount of teenage relationship angst/fluff. The plot itself isn't that difficult to figure out - I knew who would end up with who and the big plot twist involving Tessa by the end of the third chapter - but it's worth hanging in there just to see Abby's character develop.

    I adored Eli, though I wish he wasn't OMIGODthemostgorgeousmantowalktheplanet. (Though considering he wasn't the stereotypical white boy, I can see why he would come across as the most gorgeous man to walk the planet, especially in a town like that.) His character development was absolutely fabulous as well.

    The best character, by far, was Clement. But I'll let you read the book and enjoy him (and his hilarious comments) yourself.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

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    I thought this book would be amazing, but it fell a little short

    I thought this book would be amazing, but it fell a little short. Tess' secret life was very surprising, but it was Abby who I got irritated at. I understand how she felt, but the book's ending wasn't very good and neither was the rest.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    Good book!

    What I like most about this book was the plot. I like that when I read a book, that I can connect with the characters and really get in their shoes. I love to feel their feelings and see their thoughts. Ms. Scott delivered such a great book that did just that. Not only was breathless reading this book, the plot was amazing.

    Abby is you type of girl who lives in the shadow of her pretty, older, sisters. I just hate how insecure she it about herself. She see herself as nothing. A nobody. Someone who would never get a second glance at. While I was annoyed with Abby that she carried this trait so harshly, I see how the plot and her sister Tess will change of all that.

    The plot was amazing. Everyone has secrets and no one is perfect. NO ONE! So imagined Abby who has seen her sister Tess as the golden one. The one who gets every boy, who has perfect hair and skin, who gets good grades. Abby learns more about her sister while she is in a coma than while she is alive. And learning this secrets helps Abby realize that no one is perfect.

    The love interest in this book I thought was good. I felt for Eli and how he tried to communicate with Abby. Abby was just so into bring herself down that she never saw him. I'm glad that Eli was a good guy that saw Abby, re ally saw her. I was happy that Abby was once and for all, able to see herself.

    Between Here and Forever, is a sweet, enduring book. I love the idea self-discovering of one's self, by learning someone's else's mistake. Sometimes it just takes more for us to see our self in the real light then the one we've been casting our self.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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