Friday, June 3, 2011

Review: Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Between Here and ForeverTitle: Between Here and Forever
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 256
Published: Available now from Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9781416994848
Source: Galley Grab

Description: 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.. 

I Give This ....

I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Scott.  And while I wasn't totally blown away by this book, I can tell that Scott has something to say.  I will be looking forward to something else by her.

I was surprised by the wide range of topics this book covered.  For such heavy topics (such as mental illness, self esteem issues, etc), the book never really feels overwhelming.  You can feel the hope throughout the novel.  Most of it is hope that Tess will wake up, but there's also that promise of new love and people realizing their full potential.

The biggest down fall for me was Abby.  It was so hard to read a character that had zero self esteem.  You would have thought someone along the way would have realized how little she thought of herself.  She compared herself so much with Tess, that she never realized she had her own gifts to give.  As the book progress, I really felt that Tess really wasn't the right idol for Abby to begin with.  No wonder she felt so inadequate all the time.

I loved Eli.  What a wonderful idea to have a gorgeous male lead that has his own quirks.  I loved that women fawned over him and he didn't give them the time of day.  I loved that he was the outcast at school despite his looks and money.  I loved that he was able to open up to Abby and show her that he had his own problems that made him vulnerable.  I think it helped her see the light about Tess.

I enjoyed the book overall, it was just Abby's self esteem issues that were so hard to grasp.  I really wanted to reach through pages and grab her and make her realize that she was smart and beautiful no matter what she did!


1 comment:

  1. Great review Page! I haven't read tons, but I will admit this wasn't my favorite Scott book (not my least favorite though) but I did enjoy it. My favorite so far has been The Unwritten Rule. It's really cute and fun and I was really surprised by how much I really did enjoy it!


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