Here So Far Away

Bestseller Here So Far Away Creat Hadley Dyer Viral Book Hadley Dyer is the author of Here So Far Away Johnny Kellock Died Today winner of the Canadian Library Association s Bo

Bestseller Here So Far Away Creat Hadley Dyer Viral Book Hadley Dyer is the author of Here So Far Away, Johnny Kellock Died Today, winner of the Canadian Library Association s Book of the Year for Children Award, and other acclaimed titles for children and young adults She has worked in the children s book industry for than twenty years and for multiple organizations promoting the cause of literacy and reading, including CODE, IBBY Canada, and the Canadian Children s Book Centre Raised in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, she now resides in Toronto.. 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.. Bestseller Kindle Here So Far Away 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...as a reviewer, I am obligated to provide feedback. So here goes...I 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 bordered on ridiculousness. For me, it was a struggle to even finish. Dyer really needs to up her game in this genre. There are so many outstanding YA novels out there that are deserving of your time. Here are some of the ones that have left me completely gutted and honoured to have read them: The Hate U Give, All the Bright Places, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, A List of Cages, One Half From the East, and Andrew Smith's Winger and Stand-Off. That being said, Dyer is a champion of literacy here in Canada, and I admire her efforts and contributions to the children's book industry.

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  1. Hadley Dyer is the author of Here So Far Away, Johnny Kellock Died Today, winner of the Canadian Library Association s Book of the Year for Children Award, and other acclaimed titles for children and young adults She has worked in the children s book industry for than twenty years and for multiple organizations promoting the cause of literacy and reading, including CODE, IBBY Canada, and the Canadian Children s Book Centre Raised in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, she now resides in Toronto.

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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 bor [...]


  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 throw [...]


  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 from a small town, [...]


  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 stranger she [...]



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