Sunday, February 21, 2010

Far From You

By Lisa Schroeder

Lost and alone...down the rabbit hole.

Alice thought she knew
what solitude was:
Her mother—gone.
Her father—remarried with a newborn
in the icy embrace
of a deadly snowstorm
Alice faces the true meaning of loneliness.
But hope
may not be as far away
as she thinks.

This is yet another great book by Lisa Schroeder- sticking to the same format (prose) as her other two books, Far From You again deals with a young girl coping with death and finding her way in the world after a loss. In this book our main character is Alice, who has lost her mother to cancer, and who is now dealing with her father's remarraige and newborn daughter. A crisis throws Alice together with her "evil-stepmother" and they must learn to communicate and trust eachother in order to survive. This book also has a romantic storyline, with Alice's boyfriend a constant presence, but it isn't the focus here. This is a book about family and how you have to stick together even when things are bad.

Like Schroeder's other books, I loved Far From You, it deals with death with grace and shows you how to learn to move forward and love the people who become your new family, while never forgetting the ones who have gone.

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