Monday, February 7, 2011

Review: Far From You

Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
Published by Simon and Schuster
Genre: YA verse
$7.99 (US paperback)
355 pages

What it's about:
Lost and Alone...Down the rabbit hole.
Alice thought she knew
what solitude was:
Her mother--gone.
Her father--remarried with a newborn

in the icy embrace
of a deadly snowstorm,
Alice faces the true meaning of loneliness.

But hope
may not be as far away
as she thinks...

My thoughts:
I've been a fan of Lisa's books since I first read I Heart You, You Haunt Me. The way she writes in verse is incredible. It takes away a bunch of useless details and leaves you with all the raw emotion. Music is always a big player in her books which adds in a rhythm and melody to the book.

I think this book has become my favorite of Lisa's. I liked how it wasn't about the loss of a boyfriend, but instead how to deal with the loss of your mother. How do you deal with it? How do you move on when everyone seems to have left you behind?

I read this book almost a month ago and I still think about it daily. The way Lisa described the dog as an oxygen tank, she breaths, I breath, really got to me. I loved the imagery of that.

If you have $8 and 2 hours to spare, you HAVE to read this book. The raw emotion and beautiful imagery is what makes this book. 

My rating: 10/10 


  1. I can't beleive I haven't heard of this before now, especially with such a beautiful cover. I'm adding this to my 'must-read' list on goodreads and keeping an eye out for it! Thanks for the great review! :)

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  2. I think Lisa writing is just magical, what a perfect way to describe the book and her writing.

    I heart you is my favourite so far but this was a close 2nd. I am going to read Brooklyn soon and then she has a new release this year, I think April, yaaay


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