May 25, 2011

Between by Jessica Warman


Lizabeth Valchar --- pretty, popular and rich --- wakes up the morning after her 18th birthday on the yacht where she’d been celebrating with her closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, she finds her own drowned body is hitting the side of the boat. Liz is dead. She has no memory of what happened to her, and can only observe in horror the fallout of her death.

She’s also soon joined by Alex Berg, a quiet boy from her high school who was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The two keep each other company, floating in and out of memories and trying to piece together the details of what happened to each of them.

In her regular life, Liz was a runner. It wasn’t abnormal for her to run 8-10 miles per day. But as memories from closer to her death begin to surface, Liz finds that she’d been running much more than normal, and that she’d all but stopped eating. Liz’s mother, who died when Liz was nine, had battled with anorexia as well, and those around her worried that Liz was following in her mother’s footsteps. But something more sinister was consuming Liz from the inside out...

Epic Wins:
  • Liz- Blonde, Rich, and Pretty. Typically these types of characters aren't my favorites, at all. Liz is different though she isn't as stereotypical. Her passion and stress reducer is running. Passion is something I get.
  • Alex- Sarcastic, Poor, and dead. Murdered by a cruel twist of fate. I think I related to him the most (and not because he is dead ;)He was really down to earth.
  • Richie- He was sweet. A good boyfriend.
  • Caroline- Despite some things she is not a bad character. She is the only one of Liz’s friends who visits her grave.
  • The twists and turns are just that. MIND. BLOWN.
  • The way that you see the aftermath of Liz’s death and still get the glimpses that were her life. Her memories.
  • The battle at the end of Liz’s life, though unhealthy and dangerous it showed she had a conscious, she wasn't heartless.
  • The constant mystery, racking your brain for why and who.
  • Mr. Riley- Her running coach. He is pretty much like a father, one who would tell her no.
  • Liz’s father was a good guy but some choices he made didn't make sense. None the less I like his last stand.

Epic Fails:
  • Josie- Liz would do anything for this best friend turned step-sister, but she gives me the creeps.
  • Josie’s Mom- She tore Liz’s family a part and was okay with that. That is something I am not okay with.


Absolutely amazing! I love the way the present unrolls and the past was presented. Such a good book. 


  1. Sounds awesome! I just LOVE this cover. :)

  2. I loved this book too! Ugh, Vince I know -_-


Let me know what you think was an epic win or an epic fail, or if you feel like it make robot sound like beep beep boo bop. Really I could careless just keep it clean.