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Here by Denise Grover Swank
This post has been sorted into "4 stars, Book Review" • One Comment

Here by Denise Grover Swank
Series: On the Otherside
Publisher: Self-Published
Released Date: November 11, 2011
eBook: 237 Pages
Rating: 4/5

Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.

Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really from.

My Thoughts

Here by Denise Grover Swank is a captivating book with a sad story behind it. Although it could be a little sad when it starts off, everything will pick up.

Here started off slow with a sad story about Julia’s accident with her friend, Monica. From that day on, everything changed for Julia. She was a straight-A student who became behind in her studies due to the accident.

My favorite part was that there was another universe besides their own. Although it was a little similar, there was a lot that was different between the two worlds. I like how the worlds are kind of a mirror of each other. I like little things from both universe and I think that it’s interesting how some people would do anything to cross into another universe because something tragic has happened.

There is also romance in this book, which was pretty interesting. There is a love triangle and despite that I do like love triangles, I’ve got to say that it seems hard to choose between the two guys.

Here leaves you off with a cliffhanger, but it does make you want to read the next book. So, I am excited for when the next book comes out and continues the story with Julia and the two guys!

Source: Bought.

One Response to this Post
  • Wow, this sounds so good! When I was little, I always wondered if there was another me making the opposite decisions and living a different life, lol! but seriously, this sounds similar to that – I will be adding this to my list! Thanks for a great review, Ivy!


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