Far From You by Tess SharpeFar From You by Tess Sharpe

Far From You

byTess Sharpe

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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* "This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery." -Kirkus Reviews(starred review)
* "Sharpe creat[es] a lacerating picture of grief and regret. ...The murder mystery is compelling, and its resolution serves as a reminder that love is irrevocably tied to loss and that few people get out of it unscathed." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books(starred review)
"This romance is full of struggle and strong emotions, likely to find an appreciable YA audience."
-School Library Journal

Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice.

The first time, she's fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that'll take years to kick.

The second time, she's seventeen, and it's no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina's murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery.

After a forced stint in rehab, Sophie returns home to a chilly new reality. Mina's brother won't speak to her, her parents fear she'll relapse, old friends have become enemies, and Sophie has to learn how to live without her other half. To make matters worse, no one is looking in the right places and Sophie must search for Mina's murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all: about herself, about Mina?and about the secret they shared.
Born in a backwoods cabin to a pair of punk rockers, Tess Sharpe grew up in rural California. Following an internship with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, she studied theater at Southern Oregon University before abandoning the stage for the professional kitchen. She lives, bakes, and writes near the Oregon border. This is her first no...
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Title:Far From YouFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1484715705

ISBN - 13:9781484715703

Appropriate for ages: 14

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Possibly My Favourite Book Possibly my favourite book, so happy that I finally decided to read this. Although it was slow at times, it shows a level of struggle when no one believes you. You have to fight for what- or who, you love. Knowing the truth, being honest with yourself, and communicating, are all important things that are touched upon in this book.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! While this book might not be the best thriller out there, it is still an engaging and enthralling read, and I enjoyed the experience. The main character is flawed and relatable and living with chronic pain and addiction, and on on top of that is bi!, which was absolutely a treat to read, as its something we don't often get in YA.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far From You A wonderful thriller. Unpredictable and captivating.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far From You An excellent thriller. Real emotions and a great plot.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SO GOOD I'm not going to write a really long review, because the only other review for this book so far is wonderful and I don't feel like I can add anything useful to it. Just... I definitely recommend reading this book. There's wlw and mystery and bisexuality (and no biphobia!!!!!!!!!! amazing) and just... I highkey adore it.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great & diverse YA mystery! I’ve heard so many great things about Far From You and I’m glad that I can join the list of book pushers that will force you to read this one. Sophie’s best friend, Mina, was murdered before her eyes and she wants to find out the truth about what really happened that night. Of course, there are several problems in her way. The police, the fact that she’s stuck in rehab and other people who don’t trust her. From these facts alone, it is easy to see how unique and interesting Far From You is. Far From You ranges many broad topics including but not limited to: murder, recovery and LGBT protagonists. I honestly thought this book had it all. It wasn’t done in a way that made it seem like the author wasn’t trying to include many diverse elements to appeal to the audience, it just fit the story. I thought all of these elements worked well together and made the story interesting and awesome. The plot in Far From You was told in the present and from flashbacks. I loved the array of flashbacks and discovering new pieces of evidence about the murder as they happened. It was interesting reading about Sophie/Mina’s friendship through all the flashbacks and to see why Sophie cared so much about her friend. I also loved all the characters. Sophie’s bravery and determination made her easily likeable. I was annoyed at her sometimes but overall, I think she was a great protagonist. She was strong and determined to discover what happened to Mina. Overall, I really enjoyed Far From You and it’s freshness in the contemporary YA world. I loved reading about Sophie and her journey through recovery, loss and the murder of her best friend. I also loved Sophie’s determination and braveness. I highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for a refreshing murder-solving contemporary!
Date published: 2014-06-08

Editorial Reviews

* "This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review