Award-winning author Hadley Dyers YA debut is smart, snarky, and emotionally gripping, about a rebellious cops 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 shes 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 werent bad enough, Georges 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 Georges college plans in jeopardy.So when George meets Francis, an older guy who shares her name and her affinity for sarcastic banter, shes thrown. If she lets herself, shell fall recklessly, hopelessly in love. But because of Franciss age, she tells no oneand ends up losing almost everything, including herself.This is a gorgeous, atmospheric, and gut-wrenching novel that readers wont soon forget....
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Here So Far Away Reviews
*Received an ARC from HarperCollins*
I have never read a book that was set in Canada before (even though I am Canadian) and I wish I had started sooner. Reading about small things that are Canadian in a book was quite refreshing. When reading the first few pages of the book, I was slightly put off by the actions of the protagonist as well as her friends, but soon, her language and actions subsided and the book was much more enjoyable. I wish the ending of the book was clearer, especially when (vi ...more
He glanced over at the farmhouse, then back at me. "No. I knew you were too young for me. Even if you were twenty, you would be too young. But the first thing you said to me was funny." He slapped his hat against his leg. "And I wanted to hear what else you had to say."
I received an arc from a Goodreads giveaway, but this is still an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, the quote I used may have changed or been altered in some way, but I am quoting from what I received.
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
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 party...
Here 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, li ...more
Very rarely do I DNF a book. But this was bad. Very rough, as far as plot sticking together.. Nothing flowed, and it was all over the place. There are better books for me to spend my time on.
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.
Maybe when Sid left things were going to be different no matter what. August of 1992, Sid moved with his parents’ to Vancouver, leaving the valley, and his friend group since grade seven, behind. For Frances, who goes by her middle name George, this was the beginning of the end. Planning on partying her way through her senior year, her remaining friend group of Bill, Natalie, and Lisa (whom she was closest too), and then off to Aurora University in the city. As for George, anywhere in life ...more