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 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 Award-winning author Hadley Dyer?s YA debut is smart, snarky, and emotionally gripping, about a rebellious cop?...

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Title:Here So Far Away
Author:Hadley Dyer
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1443451193
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Here So Far Away Reviews

  • Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
    May 11, 2018
    I have such mixed feelings about this one. It's not that I didn't like it, but it's a case of I thought I would like it so much more. ? I didn't relate to any of the characters. That created a distance between me and the story and I was never fully invested. ? In particular, ...
  • Fatma
    Apr 01, 2018
    I love this author and I really liked this book. Again, it's a YA book that I would read over and over again. Last year of high school- friendships change, applications to universities are due and sometimes, one falls head over heels in love. A lot of things to deal with including a fa...
  • Julie
    Oct 24, 2017
    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 ...
  • Sam
    Apr 09, 2018
    Huge thank you to Harper Collins Canada for this ARC! I had the pleasure of meeting Hadley Dyer at the OLA Superconference earlier this year, and she was a joy to chat with. Her debut YA novel was something I could tell was close to her heart, and focused on some darker subject matt...
  • Olivia
    Apr 14, 2018
    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. ...
  • Jasprit
    Feb 21, 2018
    Lately I've been going into books without re-reading the summary of the book, I've been finding that I've been able to get into a book much more this way, and I like the process of figuring things out as they come along. So, you could say I was intrigued with the unravelling of George'...
  • Girl Well Read
    Oct 25, 2017
    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...
  • Jessica
    May 04, 2018
    While I absolutely loved the concept of this novel, I thought the execution was not very well done. One of my biggest problems was the author kept hinting at certain events, expecting the reader to kind of assume what was happening... this made things confusing and I had to go back and...
  • Kimberley
    Oct 31, 2017
    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 star...
  • Taylor
    Apr 16, 2018
    I strongly disliked this book. I couldn?t connect with any of the characters and I honestly wanted to quit on it about 1/3 of the way in. Nevertheless, I persisted. The story or plot didn?t interest me as it was unfolding. I couldn?t get behind the ?friendships? storylines ei...
  • Kira
    Feb 10, 2018
    *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 f...
  • Brenda Ayala
    Mar 14, 2018
    George is probably the first ever YA protagonist that I?ve been able to connect with. She?s almost ten years younger than me at the beginning of the novel, but I still remember what it was like to be a teenager and I am amazed that I finally found a character to connect with. Ge...
  • Kendra
    May 06, 2018
    I randomly picked up this book at the library because it was new YA lit, and I?m always on the lookout to read and recommend books to my students. Slow to start, this book never gets up off the ground. The main character is snotty and hard to like. As the action continues she kee...
  • Caitie
    Apr 23, 2018
    This started off being somewhat interesting, but then turned out to be super boring. I ended up skimming through the last forty pages or so. I didn?t really care about George, our narrator. She didn?t seem to have a personality, go to work at the farm, school of course, then she?...
  • Sarah
    Mar 26, 2018
    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Set in the 90s, George's cop father is recovering from a leg amputation during her senior year of high school. George's plans for college are put in jeopardy because of her father's condition. While she is working,...
  • Caitlin
    Apr 03, 2018
    I received an eARC from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages. This book is at once a coming of age story, and a story of forbidden romance. The book, as a result, is full of drama, emotional scenes, and r...
  • Teenage Reads
    Mar 13, 2018
    Plot: 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 en...
  • Erika
    Apr 11, 2018
    I really enjoyed this slow, simmering, slice-of-life story. Like so many high school seniors, George is trying to maintain her equilibrium at a time when every given in her life (school, friends, family) seems to be in play. One of the few constants is that George?accused of being co...
  • Kylie thelibraryfiend
    Mar 28, 2018
    Based on the synopsis I assumed 17 year old George was going to start dating a college boy, a few years older. So when she actually starts dating a 29 year old man I was surprised, and pretty mad about it. So mad that any ?romance? that followed throughout the rest of the book did ...
  • Kristi
    Dec 18, 2017
    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 ...
  • Elyssa
    Apr 04, 2018
    *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 s...
  • Emily Krumholz
    Apr 23, 2018
    (3.50) I gained a lot from this book and I really wish I could give this book a higher rating because I can personally relate to this story, and this book will hold a special place in my heart. I rated it what I did for these reasons: 1.I felt like the ending to this book was a bit r...
  • Steven Grubbs
    May 06, 2018
    I could not put this book down. This book has so many different emotions. It is a story of a girl by the name of George Warren her given name Frances because her father was sure she was going to be a boy. She goes by George instead of Frances. She has ups and downs at school trying to ...
  • Erin Quinn
    May 13, 2018
    I loved this book. I loved (and hated) George. I loved (and hated) Francis. I loved (and hated) the Sergeant. The best books do this - let you love complex caharcters, in spite of their failings, just like the best humans. The setting of this book was beautiful too. ...
  • Jean Mills
    Apr 29, 2018
    Another angsty, tough teenage girl with bad stuff happening in her life, I thought. Another story with partying, sex, the wrong guy, friend trouble, I thought. Yes, it has all that - and so much more. The quality of the writing is exceptional. This is one of those books that stayed wit...
  • Laura D
    May 05, 2018
    This book destroyed me. I could tell it was going to be a book that needed Kleenex nearby but I didn't see the particular event coming and it was written so that it hit you hard. I know a lot of people have a problem with the age difference but big age differences never effect me. On...
  • Jeweliana
    May 18, 2018
    " 'And what are you thinking?' That I'm afraid I'm not smart enough for you. That I'm okay at a bunch of things but not exceptional at any of them. " Do you ever want to hate a book but can't, no matter how hard you try? Yeah, that's me rn. While I don't think this is a good book f...
  • Lauren Smith
    Feb 19, 2018
    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. ...
  • Grace Whisler
    Feb 08, 2018
    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! ...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Mar 02, 2018
    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. ...