Guest Review: Far from You by Lisa Schroeder, by Ashton
I feel like the more I read novels in verse the more I like them.
I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump since last year when I read Love and Leftovers for this very blog. So imagine my surprise when I managed to finish Far From You by Lisa Schroeder in nearly two hours. The novel flows together so seamlessly that I was surprised when it ended.
The main character, Alice is still mourning the loss of her mother to cancer when the novel starts. Her life is in a upheaval with her father and step-mom having a new baby. Poor Alice is like most teens--lost without anyone to guide her.
She doesn’t have her mom to talk to, and her best friend Claire is acting weird. She worries about her boyfriend, Blaze and about losing her virginity. It was like looking back on my own teenage years filled with terrible poetry, and a surly attitude. Although Alice was must more sensible and a better poet than I ever was.
Overall, this was a wonderful novel that has definitely gotten me excited about reading again. Maybe I will actually read more than seven books this year (we can only hope)!
Ashton actually wrote a novel, but it was so terrible that no one will ever see it. She’s met Sarah Dessen twice, and if you ask, she will happily brag about it. Aside from reading, she likes to spend her time shipping non-canon couples, much to her husband’s amusement. Texas Forever, y’all.