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Lost and alone...down the rabbit hole.

Years have passed since Alice lost her mother to cancer, but time hasn't quite healed the wound. Alice copes the best she can by writing her music, losing herself in her love for her boyfriend, and distancing herself from her father and his new wife.

But when a deadly snowstorm traps Alice with her stepmother and newborn half sister, she'll face issues she's been avoiding for too long. As Alice looks to the heavens for guidance, she discovers something wonderful.

Perhaps she's not so alone after all....


The author of "I Heart You, You Haunt Me" delivers an emotionally charged tale of family, loss, and love poignantly told through verse.


A touching verse novel about a young girl learning to live through facing death, from the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me.

About the Author

Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; and Far from You. She is also the author of two middle-grade prose novels, It’s Raining Cupcakes and Sprinkles and Secrets. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.

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catie james, January 11, 2010 (view all comments by catie james)
Alice's mother died of cancer years ago. Everyone else has moved on: her father has remarried and is expecting a new baby, but Alice continues to mourn, finding solace in song writing, attending services and performing at her mother's old church with best friend/musical soul mate Claire, and spending time with her boyfriend Blaze.

Nothing can shake Alice from her grief from the birth of a baby sister Ivy, the progression of her relationship with Blaze, to a with Claire. It is only when she, Victoria, and Ivy are caught on the road during freak snow storm that Alice begins to regain perspective and consider the possibility that her mother was closer than she ever imagined.

Author Lisa Schroeder's decision to tell this story entirely in verse is deceptively simple, but the effectiveness of this narration quickly becomes clear cutting through the excess of more straightforward prose to the raw center of Alice's emotional turmoil. Despite being the story being told from a single character's perspective though, Ms. Schroeder still manages to drop subtle hints (i.e., her father's pained silence, Blaze's easy interaction with the stepmother his girlfriend has written off, their efforts to remind Alice that they're a family) to let readers know Alice's perspective might somewhat biased.

It's rare to find a book that moves me to tears, but FAR FROM YOU touched my heart, making it an emotional journey worth taking.
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Schroeder, Lisa
Simon Pulse
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Family - Stepfamilies
Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
Situations / Death & Dying
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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