Friday, May 8, 2015

Across the Distance by Marie Meyer!

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 . . .


Across the Distance is told in first person perspective. I did enjoy this perspective as it allowed a better look into Bailey's emotions and life. It is told solely from the perspective of Bailey which means that Griffin's or Jennifer's heads are total mysteries that you just wish you could solve or at least occasionally understand their actions a bit more. 

There were so many tears that I shed. One of the things that took place made me want to cry like  a baby and I thought it was going to happen so I resisted reading it at work or out in public for the very reason that I had already shed tears over Across the Distance.

The story of Griffin and Bailey was beautiful, hard emotionally but so worth the read. Especially if you love happy endings.

Across the Distance was an amazing read and one of the books I will no doubt reread down the road.

About Marie Meyer
Marie Meyer was a Language Arts teacher for fourteen years. She spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt new adult romances that will leave readers clamoring for more. She is a member of RWA and the St. Louis Writers Guild. Marie's short fiction won honorable mentions from the St. Louis Writers Guild in 2010 and 2011. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television shows with her husband

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