Book Review: A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

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A Million Miles Away to me is a bit of a controversial read. I thought the idea of the story was sick. How could someone let herself fall into such a sick joke? But it was well written and I have a hard time not letting my sick feelings over it ruin my rating.

Book Review: A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery


Title & Author: A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release date: July 7 2015
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Poppy


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.

I give A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery three out of five hearts because it is well written, but it is one of the sickest stories I have read all year.

Kelsey is a twin and she a bit envious of her sister, but it is also the other way around. But we don’t get to meet Michelle, because she is killed off right at the start of the book. The twins are so much alike that Peter can’t see it when Kelsey tries to tell him the sad news.

I was okay with most of the book, but when Kelsey first visits Peter’s family as Michelle and later as herself and still isn’t recognised I got upset over it. I already thought the thought of someone messing with one person to save their feelings, was sick. But then she pulls his friends and family into it too, it didn’t just make me sicker, but I actually felt like puking because of it. Doing it to one person isn’t great, but I can understand it. But going to Paris and meet his friends is just sick in the head.

A Million Miles Away is well written, it’s just based on the sickest thing someone can do in Kelsey’s situation. Maybe someone who doesn’t think it is a sick thing would want to read this, but if I had known before I started, I would not have picked this up.

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