Review: Across the Distance by Marie Meyer

Across the Distance by Marie Meyer
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Forever Yours
Pages: 336
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review
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There’s a drawer I never open. It holds a picture I never look at. It reminds me of a day I hate to remember, but I’ll never forget.

I’d give anything to be like the other girls on campus. Going to parties, flirting with boys, planning for a future. But that’s not me. And hasn’t been since the day my parents died. The only thing that got me through was Griffin. Even though I didn’t have my family, I always had him. Only, now I’m not so sure I do.

It’s not just the eleven hundred miles separating us now that I’m at college. Or his band finally taking off, and all the gigs and girls suddenly demanding his time. It’s as if everything is different-the way we talk, the way we text . . . the way he looks at me and the way those looks make me feel.

Griffin has been the only good thing in my life since that horrific day. But I can feel our friendship slipping away-and I’m terrified of what will be left in its place . . .

 

Review:  Across the Distance is the first book by Marie Meyer but after reading the synopsis I was looking forward to it.  This story is told from the point of view of Jillian the female lead of the story.  We learn so much about her, her past and why Griffin is so important to her.  It was different to read a story from just one point of view, but a good different.  I found that I didn’t have to try and keep track of who’s point of view the story was coming from and it made the story much more enjoyable to read.

I have to admit this one threw a ton of emotions at me.  The author was so in touch with the characters of this story it was so easy to relate certain aspects of their lives to things that happened in my own when I was growing up.  I think when that connection can be made between reader and characters it makes the reading experience so much more special.

The plot of the story revealed itself to me early in the book, and held true to my expectation throughout the story.  It was a nice surprise to not have the dramatic left turn that can come up in some story lines that completely throws the reader for a loop. Across the Distance is a wonderful book that kept me flipping rapidly through the pages to see what was going to happen next.  I at some points found myself getting frustrated with the main characters because neither one of them would talk about what they were feeling inside or about the other.

Across the Distance is a stand alone novel but will be followed by Can’t Go Back which is the same storyline as Across the Distance but told from the point of view of Griffin.  I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming story and look forward to reading the next book, to see the story for another’s eyes.

Favorite Quote: “Jillian, you have always been the most important person in my life.  It would destroy me if I did something to hurt you.”

 

 

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