amillionmilesawayTitle: A Million Miles Away
Author: Lara Avery
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Release Day: July 7th 2015
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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.

2 stars!

The story revolves around identical twin sisters Kelsey and Michelle. When one of twin sisters dies, the other one completely loses it. Everyone deals with grief differently but Kelsey really went beyond different. My major issue wasn’t her though but like any YA book, the parents.

I understand that in order for the plot to have some continuation the parents are not that present or they go over the top. In this one they were barely there, same goes for family and friends. And her freaking boyfriend. Her social life went to zero, no one around her even noticed her weird behavior, she was literally becoming her sister chapter by chapter, even taking her art classes. Plus her parents let her go to freaking Paris, no explanation was given as to how that happened but it did, she went to Paris and came back like it was nothing.

I kept reading to see how everyone around her, especially Peter, would react but that was too short and then HEA, could have been a lot better! Still a good enough read though if anything to see how people deal with grief in ways that you can’t imagine. That part felt pretty real, could have been more analyzed.

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