Monday, May 23, 2011

Between Here And Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Between Here And Forever by Elizabeth Scott.
Publisher: Simon Pulse.
Pages: 256.
Release Date: May 24th.
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...
Between Here And Forever may be my first Elizabeth Scott book, but it definitely won’t be my last. While it didn’t blow me away or end up on any favorite lists, I still have to acknowledge that Scott’s quirky characters and emotional writing kept me turning page after page.

Abby was a bit of an odd character for me. She was sort of weird, but it was one of the things I loved about her. Her strong devotion and adoration for her sister was what got to me, because it was that same devotion and adoration that fed Abby’s non-existent self-esteem. So many times I just wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her until she started to appreciate and think of herself. But as much as it bothered me, it was something essential to the story. I really enjoyed reading as Abby opened her eyes, to both herself and her sister.

I didn’t really fall in love with Eli. I thought his character was sweet and his role in “Mission: Abby’s Self-Esteem” was pretty crucial (I’m not saying you need a guy to make you feel important, please don’t misunderstand me. You need to read the book to know what I mean) But he just felt a bit distant compared to Abby’s character.

Overall, I wasn’t absolutely crazy about it, but I did really enjoy Between Here And Forever. It’s heart-breaking and emotional and even inspiring at times. Elizabeth Scott really does have a way with words and I look forward to reading her past and future titles!

Other reviews for Between Here And Forever:
Good Books And Good Wine.
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf.
The Compulsive Reader.
Good Choice Reading.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds nice. I haven't read any Scott yet, but I hear she's quite good!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great review. My favorite Scott novel still remains Perfect You! You should check it out :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I thought the writing for this was amazing and I second Kelsey's rec for Perfect You, which is also my favorite Scott novel (sawoon is all I will say about it).

    ReplyDelete
  4. This book was amazing, uplifting, inspiring...so many words that could descibe it. The author truly created a masterpiece with this one. I picked it up earlier today and just couldn't tear myself away from it. I finished it in one sitting and boy was it an emotional ride.

    ReplyDelete