Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: "A Million Miles Away" by Lara Avery

Perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks, this breathtaking story of love and loss is guaranteed to break your heart and sweep you off your feet. When high school senior Kelsey's identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn't know about the tragedy is Michelle's boyfriend, Peter, recently deployed to Afghanistan. But when Kelsey finally connects with Peter online, she can't bear to tell him the truth. Active duty has taken its toll, and Peter, thinking that Kelsey is Michelle, says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, Kelsey has no choice: She lets Peter believe that she is her sister. As Kelsey keeps up the act, she crosses the line from pretend to real. Soon, Kelsey can't deny that she's falling, hard, for the one boy she shouldn't want.

Something funny happened on the way to me finishing this book: I decided I no longer cared about any of the characters. I think it was around the scene where Kelsey goes Christmas tree shopping. All I could think about was how sorry I felt for the poor kid carrying the Christmas tree for her! And really, if I'm a third of the way into a book and I'm connecting more with, basically, a non-character, then it's time to just let. The book. Go!  I'm pulling an Elsa, because my time is too precious to read about characters I feel absolutely nothing for.

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