A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive. – Sir Walter Scott
I’m soooo conflicted about this book. On one side I want to strangle Kelsey for what she did to Peter but on the other my heart really goes out to her.
Kelsey’s twin Michelle is an inspiring artist with a new boyfriend that adores her. When tragically Michelle dies in a car crash after dropping her boyfriend off to deploy to Afghanistan. Kelsey is distraught and tries desperately to keep her sister’s essence alive. So when Michelle’s boyfriend Peter Skype call comes through one night she plays the role of Michelle and doesn’t have the heart to tell him she is dead.
Told from Kelsey’s POV you follow her as she tries to morph into her dead sister. Taking AP art classes and visiting the locations that Michelle often frequented. I was thinking is she is depressed or borderline crazy. When her best friend finds out her secret, she is outraged and demands that Kelsey tell Peter.
Kelsey starts to really have true feelings for Peter and her lies grow deeper and deeper. She wants desperately to tell him but she is afraid that is she does she will lose him forever. The whole time I’m thinking “Dang girl what a mess.” lol.
Favorite Scene: Paris
She had gone halfway around the world to tell Peter that Michelle was dead but she couldn’t do it. She couldn’t bear to tear him up, but it was more than that.