Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
How Received: publisher ARC
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...
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.
Overall Rating & Final Comments: 8/10. Predictable; mostly a fluff read, but great character development and an overall enjoyable story.
Has anybody else read this? What did you think?