Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: Out of Reach

Title: Out of Reach
Author: Carrie Acros
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: 
 October 16, 2012
Reviewer: Kati
Rating: 5 Stars

Summary: How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.
Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

Review: The book was... Freaking fantastic for a lack of a better word. It started out sad and without hope then by the end she had discovered a lot about herself and her brother and so many other things. She found a way that she could let go of her problems and start anew. She may have even found a cute new guy who could change her world. The end left me wishing for a bit more. Maybe we will see the romance with her in another book, never know. This book to me was well written and had a lot of heart and truth written behind it from an addicts view and from watching someone close to them suffer from addiction. I know that because I have to watch someone fight addiction everyday who is very close to me. This is a definite must read!

Rate (1-10)[low to high]:
Quality of writing: 8
Pace: 8
Plot development: 8
Characters: 8
Enjoy ability: 8
Insightful ness: 9
Ease of reading: 8

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