I remember reading it at 16 and thinking it was the best thing ever. Now I imagine I’d be slightly less enthusiastic, but it’s certainly a lovely, quick read.
It follows 15-year-old Liz Hall, who arrives in Elsewhere and therefore figures out a life-changing fact… she’s dead. In Elsewhere, you age backwards from your death until a baby that gets sent down a river to another family.
It works for some – aging backwards seems great when reliving your youth. But as a 15-year-old, Liz would much rather be moving forwards.