Saturday, 18 July 2015

Review - A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

Title: A Million Miles Away
Author: Lara Avery
Pages: 320
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: 7th July 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Poppy and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Kelsey doesn't get on very well with her twin sister Michelle but when Michelle dies in a car accident she is devastated.
Michelle's boyfriend, Peter, was recently deployed to Afghanistan and doesn't know the news.
When Kelsey stumbles across a video call from Peter she answers it planning to tell him about Michelle. Then she sees how much the tour is affecting him. Kelsey pretends to be her sister.
Kelsey knows that what she is doing is wrong but as time goes on, she starts developing feelings for Peter.
Will Peter find out the truth?

I found A Million Miles Away to be an enjoyable read.
Kelsey was a likeable protagonist and while I understood why she lied to Peter, it was the wrong thing to do.
I felt sorry for Peter who seemed like a nice person.
The plot was somewhat predictable but I liked the writing style and found it easy to follow.
I liked the military aspect and that Kelsey grew to know Michelle better, feeling closer to her.

Overall this was an enjoyable read.