Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Posted May 24, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Far From You by Tess SharpeFar From You by Tess Sharpe
Published by Disney Electronic Content on April 8th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, LGBT
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Source: Purchased
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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.

If you followed me on Twitter, you would know that I got super angry while reading this book, but hey, don’t get affected by it. This book is honestly one of my favorite book this year, and I think that it is quite underrated. Also, it’s one of those awesome LGBTA YA books that made me go HMMMM because HONESTLY, I have never read those books (not because I hate them, I actually love them, just that my TBR is tooooo much and I haven’t gotten around to reading about them yet.) But I think that bisexual is one of the topics that most people struggled to write about because it is about understanding that one loves BOTH boys and girls.

Everyone thought that Mina, Sophie’s best friend, died in a drug deal gone wrong, and Sophie was sent to the rehabilitation centre. But only Sophie knew the truth. There was NO drug deal. I think what Sophie had to cope with in this book is really really really sad. Firstly, she had to face the fact that even her own PARENTS don’t believe that she was clean. They never even doubted the evidence at all. So even though part of the book, Sophie went around searching for the truth, she still could not forgive her parents. It was a hard blow for her and they sent her to rehab for a non-existent addiction, when they should have realised that she was suffering from seeing her best friend die.

What I totally loved about this book was the romance. People might think that the romance is BLUEH because it’s between lesbians, but I really loved it. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals. When they love each other, it’s really cute. I have no idea how many times I teared HAHA. But the killer though, THAT was unexpected and I was so FURIOUS because I actually like him. HMPH. To think he was a cold-blooded killer, omg. But yes, READ THIS BOOK. It’s quite underrated, but you really need it. 🙂

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