Title: Between Here and Forever
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars
"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..."
I adored this book. Abby may be the most insecure character I’ve come across. She is constantly comparing herself to her older and ‘perfect’ sister, Tess. Abby is always putting herself down, seemingly unable to see herself clearly or positively, she is very pessimistic, especially when it comes to herself.
The story starts off with Tess being hospitilized after being in a car accident, she is in a coma. Abby can’t stop thinking about how she needs Tess to get better so that she can become her own person, without forever being compared to Tess. Then, Abby meets Eli at the hostpital and in Abby’s eyes, he’s the perfect match for Tess. She automatically assumes Tess would love him and proceeds to convince him to help her try to wake Tess. Eli becomes romantically interested in Abby. Everytime Eli shows interest in Abby, though, she runs.
*Spoiler* I mostly expected Tess would be revealed as gay. It was a bit ironic though, since Abby spends most of the book trying to wake her by having Eli speak to her.
Overall: I enjoyed this book. Abby may have been annoyingly insecure, but she grows to like herself a little more with Eli’s help. I liked how Tess wasn’t perfect after all, that she had flaws, keeping secrets being the biggest one. I also like that Scott shows that she should have been able to herself, that society made her feel she had to hide who she was, constantly covering the truth up with ‘perfection’. *End Spoiler*
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