Here So Far Away

Here So Far Away Award winning author Hadley Dyer s YA debut is smart snarky and emotionally gripping about a rebellious cop s daughter who falls in love with an older man loses her best friend and battles depres

  • Title: Here So Far Away
  • Author: Hadley Dyer
  • ISBN: 9781443451192
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Award winning author Hadley Dyer s YA debut is smart, snarky, and emotionally gripping, about a rebellious cop s daughter who falls in love with an older man, loses her best friend, and battles depression, all while trying to survive her last year of high school Feisty and fearless George Warren given name Frances, but no one calls her that has never let life get tooAward winning author Hadley Dyer s YA debut is smart, snarky, and emotionally gripping, about a rebellious cop s daughter who falls in love with an older man, loses her best friend, and battles depression, all while trying to survive her last year of high school Feisty and fearless George Warren given name Frances, but no one calls her that has never let life get too serious Now that she s about to be a senior, her plans include partying with her tight knit group of friends and then getting the heck out of town after graduation.But instead of owning her last year of high school, a fight with her best friend puts her on the outs of their social circle If that weren t bad enough, George s family has been facing hard times since her father, a police sergeant, got injured and might not be able to return to work, which puts George s college plans in jeopardy.So when George meets Francis, an older guy who shares her name and her affinity for sarcastic banter, she s thrown If she lets herself, she ll fall recklessly, hopelessly in love But because of Francis s age, she tells no one and ends up losing almost everything, including herself.This is a gorgeous, atmospheric, and gut wrenching novel that readers won t soon forget.

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    1. A special thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I don't like to give negative reviews, especially to a Canadian author. My mother also taught me that if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. But here is my dilemma a reviewer, I am obligated to provide feedback. So here goesI couldn't relate to the main character, George, at all. The dialogue was trite, and the story itself was simply not engaging and at times [...]

    2. *received an ARC for review*Maybe I'm jaded, but I'm pretty over whiny high school girls and the feelings they have. Most of this book was about 17 year old George (the main girl) either drinking, being rebellious, or fighting with her friends. When she wasn't doing that, she was falling in love with *gasp* a 29 year old musician. I don't know, I just wasn't impressed.

    3. oh my heart and so many changes during senior year and in 1992 to 1993. I was a senior back in 1992. older man and a youth in love. loved the friends. loved Rupert

    4. I received an ARC of Here So Far Away via NetGalley. Life's a bad writer, my father used to say. I think he meant that most of us would write our lives differently, given the chance. If I could choose one year to rewrite, it'd be my senior year of high school, and I'd probably start with the first shack partyHere So Far Away by Hadley Dyer is about love, loss, and growing up in a damn hurry. George is a snarky 17-year old, with dreams of leaving the small confines of her hometown. However, life [...]

    5. You have to read this book twice. Once to get lost in the story. A second time to get all the jokes. Only then will you find yourself nodding and truly appreciating the smart dialogue between characters and all the lines that went over your head the first time. The author gets my highest rating on this forum as - just like her main character George, she “never goes for cheap emotion”. I won’t give a full synopsis here, and hope to avoid spoiling anything with this review.If you’ve come [...]

    6. This book is written beautifully by Hadley Dyer. She described people, moments, and emotions in ways I have never thought of before. My favorite being how she described banter as "a good tennis rally". That is exactly what this book is full of: banter, love, and realism.

    7. This was a good book for older teens. A quick read that keeps you on edge, never being able to predict what will happen next. There are so many challenges that George must face and so many setbacks that are in her way. Unpredictable all the way!

    8. I received an copy of this book from a giveaway. What a book! I could not put it down! The story was great and the characters were well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

    9. George is determined to make her senior year one that she will never forget. Between the parties and spending time with her friends, George wants to make sure that her last year in her boring little town is one for the ages. But when George meets an older man that captures her attention, she may want to stop and savor her experiences; but what will her be willing to give up if they get caught. This book was better than I expected and I fell in love with George. Thanks to HarperTeen for the ARC!

    10. Accurate representation of how I felt finishing this book:In a nut shell I finished this book last night. This book absolutely tore me apart. From about 78% on I was a complete mess and on the verge of tears if not crying. I am not ok. This book was amazing, but man my heart aches. Frances who goes by her middle name George has a lot going for her. She's popular, unattainable, well liked and has a group of close friends. Never one to fall in love, she finds herself falling head first for a stran [...]

    11. DNF around 23% in. I just can't connect with the characters or story, which is a huge bummer since it has an interesting premise.

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