Between Here and Forever
publication date:May 24 2011
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
I love Elizabeth Scott’s writing, but I felt like this was one of best book. I’m not saying I didn’t like it. I just didn’t feel like it was her best.
Abby has always felt like nothing, she felt like a shadow to her sister, someone everyone knew she was there but nobody really looked at her. Now her sister Tess is in a coma and its tearing her family apart. They spend all day at the hospital just waiting for some kind of sign that Tess will wake up, but nothing happens. For months they have waiting and nothing has happened.
Tess has always been the star, she always had a boyfriend, she always had a bunch of friends around all the time, she was perfect and popular and Abby felt like nothing.
While Abby was coming to the hospital she noticed a boy there, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen, you could tell that everyone was attracted to his beauty, even the nurses, they would all flock around him and flirt, but he never noticed.
Later she found out his name was Eli and she immediately had an idea, when she was in the room with Eli earlier she could have sworn she saw her sisters eye move. So she gave a proposition to Eli, she wanted him to come into her sister’s room and talk to her, then when she heard this boy’s voice she would wake up for him.
Abby kept trying; Eli would always be there, trying to talk to Tess, even though he didn’t want to.
As the book went on Abby learned some secrets about Tess that she didn’t know before, maybe she wasn’t as perfect as she thought.
Ok, here are my thoughts on the book, Abby annoyed me, she thought that Eli was doing this for Tess, that Eli would think Tess was so beautiful like everyone else thought she was, when actually Eli didn’t care, but Abby kept pushing it. It was really annoying that Abby kept thinking that she was nothing. That no one would ever like her, that she was an ugly duckling she was a very insecure for a seventeen year old.
I did love the romance in this book; I just wished Abby would stop pitying herself for one moment to realize that Eli cares about her and not her sister. I liked how not even Eli was perfect her had flaws and he hated them to, but Abby saw around his flaws, just like Eli did to her. I’m glad Eli didn’t just leave Abby.
Between here and forever is about self discovery, even if it did take forever for Abby to discover herself and not think badly upon herself. And I know a lot of girls are conflicted and do feel the same way Abby did. There are some girls, who think there so ugly, that no one would want them or love them, and they may look at themselves and criticize themselves, myself included, sometimes we just have to get past the hatred for ourselves and know that someone will love us, flaws and all. Cheesy I know but it’s true.