Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

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How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel, a National Book Award Finalist.

Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.

Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.

With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.

About Carrie Arcos

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Carrie Arcos lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, where she is an adjunct professor. Visit her at CarrieArcos.com.
Published October 16, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 258 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As they roam the city’s seedier neighborhoods, where stolen cars and drug deals are daily occurrences, Rachel’s first-person narration alternates between their search and budding friendship (or possibly more) and recollections of her relationship with Micah, watching Micah slowly succumb to drugs...

Sep 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Out of Reach

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Arcos's debut novel unfolds over the span of a single day, as 16-year-old Rachel searches for her meth-addicted older brother, Micah, who has gone missing.

Oct 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Out of Reach

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She tries to forget about it, but finally knows that she must go look for him, enlisting Tyler, Micah's band mate (and incidentally, the only friend of Micah's she can stand being around), to help her.

Oct 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Out of Reach

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