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Title: Far From You
   Author: Tess Sharpe
   Release Date: April 8th, 2014

     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 Stance:

     Far From You was on my list for the cover to be honest, I liked the pretty lights and whatnot but the synopsis didn't really get me intrigued until recently when I've been having a bit of contemporary or coming-of-age rush. Now what gets me the most about this book is a girl, Sophie, has died nearly twice. I get the first one which puts her on some Oxy addiction. However the second is where I fall apart at. I understand the police think it's a drug deal gone wrong, but with a history that Sophie has and the logic of her Oxy; it just doesn't make sense why the police would suspect her. Okay, maybe a little but at first no, and than to disregard the other evidence just seems hard to believe.

     I have to say I am getting a bit tired of seeing books in which girl is almost killed and now they must track down the killer themselves to free their own name. Its almost so overdone, but some do it better than others. Sophie doesn't need to go tracking the killer down, maybe get enough evidence or proof that she's not to blame and turn it over to the police. There's got to be other ways, and I know that if she turns it over to the police it may look bad. It just bothers me on this one track story-line, the only way to really save it is a pretty good twist in the mystery somewhere. Taking a risk on this book is something that I'm still debating on, and while I haven't come to terms why it yet the synopsis pounds in the back of my head.
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