A Long Way from You by Gwendolyn Heasley

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16 Critic Reviews

In all, A Long Way from You is a fabulous summery read, one that I highly suggest to fans of contemp YA.
-Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

Synopsis

For too long, Kitsy has had to satisfy her dreams of becoming a real artist by giving her friends makeovers before prom. So when her best friend Corrinne's family offers to sponsor her for a summer art course in New York City, Kitsy bids a temporary good-bye to Texas to say hello to the West Village.

Between navigating the subway and the New Yorkers—namely, the Art Boy who has a nice trick of getting under her skin—Kitsy knows that this summer is going to be about a lot more than figure drawing.

 

About Gwendolyn Heasley

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Gwendolyn Heasley is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned her master's degree in journalism. When she was a little girl, she desperately wanted to be the next Ann M. Martin, so she's grateful that the recession rendered her unemployed and made her chase her nearly forgotten dream. Gwendolyn now lives in New York City, teaches in New Jersey, and still eats too much mac and cheese. She is also the author of Where I Belong. You can visit her online atwww.gwendolynheasley.com.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by HarperCollins. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 16 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 3

Rather Be Reading

Good
Reviewed by Estelle on Jun 21 2012

By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to hang out with Kitsy during her next trip to New York and buy her a cupcake while seeing the sights.

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Chick Loves Lit

Above average
Reviewed by Shanyn on Jul 21 2012

Kitsy is an enjoyable protagonist, and while the story was a bit fluffy here and there, having Kitsy along made it enjoyable. This would be a great beach or vacation read...

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Hobbitsies

Good
Reviewed by Tara Gonzales on Nov 15 2012

A Long Way from You is the perfect book to read when you’re in want of a good contemp about a girl who has goals and dreams.

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The Book Cellar

Good
Reviewed by The Book Cellar on Jul 01 2012

Gwendolyn Heasley is an author to watch, especially for those who love contemporary!

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Letters Inside Out

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Jun 29 2012

It’s upbeat, it has it’s sad moments, but it’s a pretty happy little story.

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Forever Young Adult

Below average
Reviewed by Posh Deluxe on Jun 14 2012

It's a shame that Heasley came up with such fun characters then made them sound so artificial on the page...when the plot moved to serious territory, the characters weren't deep enough to support it. And here in Texas, we call that a damn shame.

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Manga Maniac Cafe

Good
Reviewed by Manga Maniac Cafe on Aug 12 2012

I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Lauren on Jul 31 2012

In all, A Long Way from You is a fabulous summery read, one that I highly suggest to fans of contemp YA.

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Marjolein

Good
Reviewed by Marjorie on Jun 01 2012

Don’t miss out this fun bite out of the Big Apple!

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Reclusive Bibliophile

Good
Reviewed by Reclusive Bibliophile on Jun 25 2012

Like many of my favorite stories, I appreciated that the romance in A Long Way From You is not about losing yourself in someone else, but about loving yourself enough to be a little bit selfish.

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Gone With the Words

Good
Reviewed by Jess on Jun 06 2012

So if you’re in the market for a “happy book,” this one is definitely one I’d recommend.

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Book Strings

Good
Reviewed by Book Strings on Aug 01 2012

Even though this is a companion novel and it's not necessary to read Where I Belong first, I am glad I did because it made for an overall better reading experience. 

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I Like These Books

Good
Reviewed by Britta on Jun 25 2012

If you are looking for a fun, quick contemporary, A Long Way from You would be a good choice. 

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Samthebookholic

Below average
Reviewed by Samantha Weck on Oct 25 2012

This book was good. It was better than the first one. I just couldn’t get into it though. I ended up skiming most of it. There were parts that dragged a little.

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Thoughts From a Compulsive Reader

Good
Reviewed by Rachel on Jun 08 2012

Gwendolyn’s second novel is definitely a bit deeper than her first.

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Call Me Crazy Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Katie on Jul 10 2012

 I loved where all of the characters ended up and felt really lucky that I was able to go on this life-changing adventure with Kitsy.

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