Far From You

Far From You

Book - 2014
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"After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death"--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423184621
Branch Call Number: YA F SHA


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Three stories. Sophie, who becomes disabled after a car crash; two years later, she becomes addicted to painkillers; and one more year later, Sophie's best friend Mina is murdered, and she has to figure it out. So well written, the relationships are great, the book is a bit suspenseful but so good.

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May 09, 2018

Pretty decent mystery novel... I found I didn't care about the characters as much as I should have, but I also didn't predict the ending (which I can usually do!).

Feb 13, 2018


ArapahoeTeenBoard Jul 17, 2017

This book has a compelling mystery that kept me glued to the book. At the same time the relationship between Mina and Sophie is so fleshed out and loving that even a few years after reading it my heart aches still for Mina's tragic death and Sophie's desperation to understand why every time I lay eyes on the book.

Aug 29, 2016

Full of mystery and suspense! Plus a super cute bi girl and the book isn't revolved around her being gay or the romances she's in so it's great!

Jessica_c Jan 28, 2016

So much more than a mystery or a love story, this is the only book I've ever missed a train stop for! Sharpe's lyrical writing keeps you reading through exquisitely-paced revelations and emotional switchbacks.

athompson10 Jul 27, 2015

I didn't realize this was Young Adult fiction until I got it home. Because it's YA, expect unrequited love/a love triangle and lots of mooning over the secret love. Unlike much YA, this one is well-written, with a very believable main character who's introspective and deep. The mystery is well paced and plotted.

Oct 15, 2014

This book was absolutely fantastic. I could not put it down for a second. I loved the way it told Sophie's story, switching between different periods of her life, in a way that brought everything together at the perfect time. It is not often we get to see a bi protagonist, and the combination of murder mystery and heartbreaking love story makes this book beautiful. So, so well written. I loved reading about the people in this story, and the way they related to each other. So many emotions in this book. Absolutely beautiful.

Jul 03, 2014

I not much of a murder mystery person but i really Enjoyed this one. It was a real pager turner. I liked the character of Sophie.

Jun 24, 2014

I had heard great things about this book before going in, but nothing prepared me for the emotional rollercoaster that was Far From You. With a bisexual protagonist trying to solve the murder of her best friend who never got around to being her girlfriend, this is both a sharp-edged mystery and a moving love story that transcends genre boundaries. The balance of mystery-solving and reflective introspection was managed extremely well; Sophie's emotions and thoughts seem so real and relatable that I teared up multiple times (in public!) and had to take breaks to get my feelings back under control. This is a book about survivors and victims, and what it means to wait for someone to love you. It might not be a good fit for everyone, but as a bisexual woman myself I related to Sophie intensely.


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