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The Distance from Me to You

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This was cute and alright but not my favorite contemporary mostly because it ended with the characters making STUPID MISTAKESI feel like the main character grew but at the same time she didn t Like I was TOLD how she grew but didn t feel a ton of that from her actual character arcThe omance was cute and this was a eally interesting backdrop for a story hiking the Appalachian trail but it definitely didn t make me want to do that All in all an alright but forgettable contemporary I can tell I m turning into an actual adult because the whole time I was Hysterie reading this book all I could think about was how irresponsible and stupid McKenna was being And all for a stupid boy Did you find thiseview helpful Find of my eviews at Pop Goes The Reader Of course Courtney didn t think she should do it alone nobody would But the images were already forming in McKenna s mind all those miles of fabulous solitude her body getting stronger her mind growing wider In preparation for this hike she d ead a mountain of books wilderness guides memoirs novels One of her favourites was by a woman who d hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone without even a debit card and before iPhones and GPS If she could do it why not McKenna Your parents will never let you Courtney pointed outMcKenna threw down her chopsticks That s why we e not going to tell them she saidMcKenna Berney and her best friend Courtney had it all figured out They would defer their college acceptances for a year and dedicate the next six months of their lives to a once in a lifetime exploration of the Appalachian Trail just as her father and his best friend had once explored the Pacific Northwest Trail But when Courtney bails at the last minute in order to nurse her failing elationship with her faithless on again off again boyfriend it seems as though McKenna s long held dream faithless on again off again boyfriend it seems as though McKenna s long held dream emain just that Unwilling to sacrifice months of meticulous planning and preparation McKenna decides to forge ahead deceiving her parents and striking out on the trail alone What begins as a solo expedition uickly transforms into something else entirely however as McKenna spends increasing amounts of time with the mysterious and enigmatic Sam a boy who seems to have made the trail his home As the two continue to grow closer Sam and McKenna will test the boundaries of their elationship and their abilities as one fateful decision forces McKenna to confront the one potentially fatal possibility she never planned for As she put one foot onto the trail excitement made her light on her feet despite the thick straps cutting into her shoulders She had planned she had trained She had prepared as much as she possibly could both mentally and physicallyShe was Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis readyWhen I was a little girl there were few things I enjoyed than survival stories From Gary Paulsen s Hatchet to Stephen King s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I was endlessly fascinated with novels that explored one character s struggle to survive under unusual circumstances in the most natural of surroundings While I m under no illusions as to the extent of my own abilities in a similar situation my idea ofoughing it is akin to being deprived of my cell phone and DVR for a week it s captivating to examine how characters Special Agent Francesca react when faced with these often harrowing scenarios Marina Gessner s The Distance From Me To You is no exception Thoroughlyesearched and compulsively eadable with an empowered
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empowering heroine The Distance From To You explores one girl s journey of self discovery and the complexity of love in a story that will inspire eaders to uestion what it is they plan to do with this one wild and precious life She stood with the old fashioned phone pressed to her ear listening to news from a million miles away How weird that every step was taking her closer to her hometown when inside it felt like she was walking father and father away to a place deeper inside herselfThe Distance From Me To You is very much a plot driven novel Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie relying far heavily on Gessner s evocative descriptions of the trail and McKenna s movements than on meaningful character development That said both McKenna and Sam are likeable admirable characters whoeaders will no doubt find interesting if perhaps a little superficial Smart determined Mein wildes Geheimnis 03 resourceful andesilient McKenna is the compelling of the two eminding us that a female character need not take up arms in order to be considered strong One element of the novel that Gessner insightfully touches upon is the dichotomy that exists between McKenna and Sam s espective situations and their easons for being on the trail McKenna s coll. Wild  meets   Endless Love  in this multilayered story of love survival and self discoveryMcKenna Berney is a lucky girl She has a loving family and has been accepted to college for the fall But McKenna has a different goal in mind much to the chagrin of her parents she defers her college acceptance to hike the App. ,

Ege attendance a virtual certainty as well as her ability defer this for a year order to fulfill a lifelong dream both speak to a year in order to fulfill a lifelong dream both speak to immense amount of privilege she this for a year in order to fulfill a lifelong dream both speak to the immense amount of privilege she McKenna also has an element of financial security having access to and the use of her parent s credit card while on her expedition in order to procure food the occasional hotel oom and additional supplies In direct contrast to this Sam has taken to the trail out of necessity not in a uest for self discovery or enrichment but The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory rather to escape unrelenting abuse at the hands of his father His future is an indecipherable blur an endless series of unending steps odd jobs faceless girls and open wounds While it s true that the focus of the novel eventually shifts to include McKenna s burgeoningomantic A London Home in the 1890s relationship with Sam I never felt as though this derailed the narrative The Distance From Me To Youemains firmly The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands rooted in McKenna s journey both physically and emotionally This is further emphasized by a number of authorial choices most notable of which is the novel s conclusion which is immensely satisfying and appropriate given the narrative s overall trajectory Inside her chest something blossomed The way some moments stay with you forever McKenna knew that for theest of her life Biopower: Foucault and Beyond rain on a tent flap would be the sound of falling in love The new breadth of feelingose like adrenaline The person she became inside that sha I noticed I d Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds rated this book 4 and I was like why I veead my Is That Even a Country, Sir! review again and I was like way XD I love this book so much and Iecommend it to a lot of people so I ve changed my うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] rating to 5 because that suits my feelings about this book betterWhat a beautiful coming of age story I like the girlpower the doing something by yourself because you want to no matter what other people may think about it It is very confronting because you instantly think the same should she go on that trip alone And why do you think that Because she is a girl Would you think the same if it was a boy This is what is wrong with societyAnd than we have the story It is not predictable I like that I also like the character development in this story a lot Trying to find your inner self staying true to it falli sigh I waseally looking forward to a strong powerful girl going on an adventure and having an adventure The Prince romance but instead I got two dummies being dumb in the woods The love interest was certifiably pitiful and I know that was kind of the point but holy smokes girlfriend just wanted to go on a hike and then somehow ends up in charge of fixing all this guy s problems instead and that s not my idea of an adventure Sorry also the main character talks mad shit about a boy because he asks for consent than once please don t punish people for wanting to make sure their partners are ok like damn I loved this Not your typical YA contemporary and involves a strong female protagonist This book was amazingMarina Gessner is a pen name for Nina de Gramont I ve neveread any of her other work but after A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators reading this I will not hesitate to pick any up This is a YA contemporaryomance about a girl McKenna who hikes the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia McKenna s supposed to go hiking with her best friend before heading off to University but last minute her best friend backs out but that does stop McKenna She decides she will hike Appalachian Trail alone She s not alone for long though McKenna meets a boy Sam who s also hiking by himself and they find themselves bumping into each other for a whileThis isn t your typical YA contemporary Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival romance As much as it has all the components of YAomance it also incorporates very Lifting realistic situation struggles and outcomes And I believe that s great for youngeaders it s great to find amazing stories about Mathruhridayam realistic situation in this caseealistic young omance Not every situation in life will be easy and things won t always turn out the way we want them too but that doesn t always mean it s not a happy ending I highly ecommend this book Mckenna s adventure is worth A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned readingAnothereason I eally enjoyed this book is because we follow a strong female protagonist McKenna is brave and strong and wants to prove everyone she can thru hike by herself She wants to prove to every single person she s encountered and has judged her and doesn t believe she can make it to the end of the trail just because she s a young women There are times McKenna s judgement lapse or when she doesn t speak up when she should but no one s perfect It makes her character ealisticAt first the writing style caught me off guard it s written in third person which is. Alachian Trail from Maine to Georgia with her best friend And when her friend backs out McKenna is determined to go through with the dangerous trip on her own While on the Trail she meets Sam Having skipped out on an abusive dad and uit school Sam has found a brief espite on the Trail where everyone’s a drifter at.
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N t odd but it caught me of gaurd I guess I just Expected This To Be this to be in first person However I The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division really enjoyed how the author wrote this book it s very descriptive and I could picture everything very clearly from the character to the atmopshere and the setting of the book I could easily connect to the characters because of all the character description I highlyecommend this to Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) readers who enjoy YA contemporaryomance books about adventure hiking nature and camping Majority of this book takes place on Appalachian Trail so I Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl recommend this toeaders interesting in this topic I loved this So my phone AND laptop broke i m currently this from my website design class therefore I was able to finish this book all one day due to my boredom And I enjoyed it It delivered exactly what I was anticipating both a cutesie and interesting Défendre Jacob read about a girl and a guy hiking together I m not a hiker so I can t judge if this was accurate or not as far as camping procedures but I was definitely hooked onto the action and I absolutely loved that this book was set in the wilderness I couldn t put it down either I stayed up until 330 AM finishing it I thought it was a bit predictable but not in an annoying way I would just note that it s a typical YA book with both theomance and the adventuristic plot Both had a bit of drama that could have been prevented if the main character had made wiser decisions but for the most part I actually Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide really liked McKenna because she was very strong andesilient for an 18 year old I would definitely Black Gold in North Dakota recommend this if youe looking for a cute book about a cross country trek and you don t mind a typical predictable YA omantic plot line 15 for the message of the book I FKN MADE IT AND I AM SO DONE AND PLEASED THAT I FINISHED IT Although life is too short to finish books you don t like And I was so bored And I don t know when I will write a eview I am just so done and actually didn t enjoyed this book in any way 3 starsI m not the biggest hiker I went hiking for the first time ever this past summer so you could say that I m a beginner When I found out that The Distance from Me to You is about an 18 year old girl who attempts thru hiking through the Appalachian Trail I was Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection really intrigued However theomance fell flat for me and the characters choices made my eyes oll in annoyanceINSTA LOVE YAYThere are primarily two characters in The Distance from Me to You because it s a story about a hike so there has to be a pretty narrow focus on characters This means we follow Mckenna and the guy she meets on the trail Sam While the story is mostly about McKenna the eader gets some insight about Sam s backstory since it s told from an omniscient third person perspectiveMckenna and Sam fall in love pretty uickly Even though their circumstances were different because they met on the trail it wasn t a dire situation or anything They meet on the trail and just fall in love Just like that It didn t feel Wicked City: The Other Side real to me at all and there was no foundation for theiromanceMoreover they had so many back and forth banter that led to irrational decisions Like annoying unnecessary banter I eye Officer, Surgeon…Gentleman! rolled so many timesINTRIGUING IDEASThere are good and bad ideas in this story for sure I didn teally like how Gessner created characters who had to learn the hard way instead of following directions in the first place I guess it s a good lesson for Barefoot through Mauretania rebellious teens Follow theules before someone gets hurt As a hiking story though I think there s a lot of Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School room for self discovery Hiking involves a lot of introspective thinking However Gessner spelled it out too clearly for theeader instead of showing the Eldest reader that Mckenna went through character growth In fact Gessner explains all of these important lessons learned from hiking alone but I never felt that Mckenna learned those lessons herselfTHIS HIKING STORY FELL FLAT PUN INTENDED The Distance from Me to You is ironically not a story that peaks The main characters were irrational and theiromance didn t make any sense There are certain ideas in this story that are intriguing but not particularly the most thought provoking I ve ever ead In any case this hiking story is entertaining for introverts who don t hike much and would like to experience the danger of the woods in the safety of their own bedCheck out this eview and at Books and Other Happy Ever Afters This just wasn t for me I struggled to get into the story and it was eally slow going I decided not to continue after 32% womp womp Though please note that others have enjoyed this give it a try if a slower moving story is your thin. Least temporarilyDespite lives headed in opposite directions McKenna and Sam fall in love on an emotionally charged journey of dizzying highs and devastating lows When their punch drunk love leads them off the trail McKenna has to persevere in a way she never thought possible to beat the odds or isk both their lives. ,