Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Release Date: April 8, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: The first hundred or so pages of this, I had trouble connecting with it. I almost gave it up but I like to actually finish novels.
I am happy I stuck with it.
We are introduced to Sophie who is in rehab on the verge of getting out. She has gotten put in rehab due to an incident involving her best friend and her past. She has had trouble with drugs so when she is found at the scene of her best friend Mina’s murder, everyone suspects its Sophie’s fault. She was supposedly taking Sophie to get more drugs.
Sophie knows she wasn't using and there is more to the story than anyone knows. But of course nobody believes Sophie. Not even Mina’s brother Trev.
Sophie gets out and is determined to find out the truth and reveal Mina’s murderer.
When I started this one, I didn’t really enjoy it very much. I don’t know, I just didn’t like the characters or the plot and I just felt like something was missing. But once I figured out what was going on and all the details I had to keep reading to find out what happened to Mina and how Sophie was going to prove it.
This one surprised me quite a bit.
Overall: If you like mysteries you’ll probably love this one. I did end up enjoying it more than I thought I was going too and I’m glad I finished it. It was a beautiful story, it really was. This one is probably more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me. I liked it, I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t a favorite of the year! Don’t stop that from reading it, you might enjoy it more than me! I’m ok with not loving every book so its all good!