The Nearest Faraway Place (Paperback)Hayley Long (author)
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Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
A brilliantly well written and poignant story about grief for teenagers which I would highly recommend. It's both real and raw whilst still feeling slightly magical. * The Book Bag *
Heart breaking and heart warming. A welcome and important addition to teen literature. * The Reading Zone *
A thought-provoking, sensitive tale of the different stages of grief and healing. You're really rooting for the endearing siblings as they try to help each other. I also loved the cultural contrast between living in America and Wales. Flavoured with Dylan Thomas references and quotes, this is a poignant, heart-warming tale of brotherly love. * South Wales Evening Post *
As I turned the final page, tears streaming down my face, I felt like a weight had been lifted off me, and that I had been on a hell of a journey with Griff and Dylan. A beautiful, lyrical story of love and brotherhood and loss and moving on. * Much Ado About Books *
The best tear-jerkers are often novels where pain goes hand-in-hand with humour, and Hayley Long's The Nearest Far Away Place offers up a superb example...This is a superb depiction of sibling love, complete with its frustrations and arguments. * Irish Times *
When I started reading The Nearest Faraway Place I thought I knew what I was getting: a story about grief and moving through it. This is indeed the thrust of the story but its narrative also twists and turns like the emotional rollercoaster the protagonist and his brother are on. The unexpected changes in pace and direction left me, with a third of the book still to read, sobbing buckets on a busy train - so much so, the stranger next to me actually asked if I was OK. Slightly embarrassing, yes, but a testament to writer Hayley Long's skill at pulling the rug out from underneath you. * My Book Corner *
The Nearest Far Away Place is a deeply felt rumination on grief and the bond between brothers and yet another highly readable teen novel from Hot Key * Armadillo Magazine *
A powerful, poetic novel * Inis Reading Guide *
a thought-provoking page-turner which addresses important issues and is a very absorbing read * School Librarian Magazine *
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The Nearest Faraway Place tells the story of brothers, Griff and Dylan, as they come to terms with a devastating family tragedy and the uncertain future which lies ahead for them. The novel is split between the US and... More
“a must read”
A fantastic story with an ending I wasn't expecting. I started welling up as I read it. Especially towards the end.
A must read.
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