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Through to You

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  1,616 ratings  ·  312 reviews
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything to have just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition. Her name is Nina, and she’s a girl from a parallel world. When Cam follows her there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come t ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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Actual Rating: 2.5 stars

On my one and only status update for this book, a brief discussion was held on how there are so many books in the YA genre recently that have an immense amount of potential, but, unfortunately, that potential is never met. And while unmet potential sadly is very common in YA, I went in to this book with very high expectations, sure that I would absolutely love it, only to be disappointed in th
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars A bit uneven in the middle, verging on tv drama at times, and characters certainly could have been developed more, but I still found this to be extremely unusual and enjoyable and a bit bittersweet.

Fans of Cold Kiss' meditative take on grief and loss might enjoy this one. A promising debut.
Tamara Ireland Stone
I truly don’t know where to start with my review of Emily Hainsworth’s debut. Maybe just to say this: THROUGH TO YOU is my favorite kind of book.

I have to admit, I really wanted to love this novel before I even opened it. Emily and I are friends, so of course I hoped I’d enjoy her story. Instead I was over-the-top impressed from beginning to end.

I devoured it in a matter of days, hiding away from friends and family just to sneak in another page or two before I was missed. I ultimately finished
I love looking at how many genres and subgenres this book is shelved as -- fantasy, paranormal, sci fi, dystopia, romance, contemporary, and thriller are just a few. But that in and of itself is one of the greatest strengths of Hainsworth's debut. It's got a little bit of each of these and because of that, this book is very fresh.

Camden Pike lost his girlfriend Viv in a car wreck, and he walks by the utility pole memorial everyday, hoping he'll see her just one more time. The accident was the re
Through to You is a story of grief turning to despair. A despair that leaps at the chance of a parallel life offering second chances, alternatives that aren't as perfect as they seem.

I gotta say, Through to You was a complete mind f*#k. That's a compliment, by the way. The story begins two months after Cam loses his girlfriend, Viv, in an accident he feels responsible for. His life has virtually ended with hers. He barely manages to make it day-to-day. Author Emily Hainsworth did such a beautif
Initial reaction: I'm on the fence about "Through to You" because I think the novel became so much better towards the end, but the beginning and middle were muddled to heck and back. I was incredibly frustrated with it in parts. I read the audiobook version provided by my library, and Jesse Bernstein is an apt narrator for it, though I think I was more frustrated with Cam's viewpoint voice in general. I understood his grief and heck, even understood the emotions and desperation that came with it ...more
Through to You and I do not love each other. For starters, Cam’s plight had me feeling more of ‘Get on with it, mope-y grieving boy,’ instead of my usual ‘I weep for you, sad one.’ He’s just got so angsty, him and his drowning in his grief. And I got, in fact I did get it the first couple of paragraphs in… but to drag it on for what seemed like chapters? It bored me, is all.

My indifference was not at all aided by that sudden shift into Twilight Zone. Instead of piquing my interest, I wound up c
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Originally posted on A Reader of Fictions.

Through to You is one of those books that reminds me, in case I could forget, why I love to read YA fiction. It's a genre-blending, throught-provoking, creepy, beautiful, unique book. Prepare to be surprised, confused and refreshed by a read that doesn't fall into the usual YA plot lines.

At first, Through to You comes off a straight contemporary. We join Cam mired in his grief, two months after the death of his girlfriend Viv in a car accident. He was wi
This novel surprised me by its depth. It was more substantial than I had expected it to be and reading it was a pleasure. While the premise is rather bleak with a bereaved Camden trying to search a way out of his all encompassing grief and finding a second chance, the execution of the novel saves it from being depressing and too emotional. I was not sure that I would like the male narrator as I usually have trouble with them but I needn’t have worried as Camden’s voice is readable and is not…how ...more
I always have a special place in heart for emotional stories of grief and death. A story about how hard it is to accept death of the one you love and moving on like a mechanical being. Carrying guilt for something inevitable, grief stricken Cam can't forgive himself for Viv's death.
But what if in a parallel world, Viv's death never happened and Cam is the one who died. With appearance of strange and mysterious Nina, from a parallel world led Cam to discover the doorway between two worlds where
Kimberly Sabatini
As the end of this book was rolling into the station, I found myself yelling out loud--"Oh, no you didn't!" That was directed at Emily Hainsworth because she put in a little twist that I didn't quite expect. Nicely done! But it wasn't just that one, high-impact moment that stood out. This book was about subtle but powerful nuances of character, situation and perspective. And while this story reads like an exciting, sexy adventure, it also had my brain doing some very interesting mental gymnastic ...more
Well, this was an interesting story. (~ 3.5 stars)

These days I try to read all different books, and so far I've managed to get my hands on some very interesting and refreshing stories.
I've come to see that grief and paranormal/sci-fi can work pretty well together - this book is a nice example.


The concept:
Two different worlds so different but so similar?
Choices that could change everything?
The other side if the coin?
What happens when two worlds collide? When people are dead on one side
Review originally posted on my blog

Through to You by Emily Hainsworth is one of those books that you just know is super creepy and wrong, but at the same time you can’t stop reading. I was fascinated and sickened by Through to You. It was beautiful and haunting and just…wrong.

I loved Cam and I felt for him in Through to You. His pain over the loss of Viv broke my heart and gah, I just loved Emily Hainsworth’s portrayal of Cam. I thought his heartache and
Abigail Clayton
Through To You, by Emily Hainsworth
Book Review by Abigail Clayton

Through To You, by Emily Hainsworth, is a novel telling an “oh so classic” teenage love story, and what is a classic without a few twists? This teenage love story incorporates not only the drama and emotional aspects shown through the main character of Cam's life, but also the idea of there being another world. This world could be considered the “Realm of Being,” pertaining to The Great Chain Of Being. In the “Other World,” everyth
2.5 stars

I downgraded this because, in all honesty, I think I was considering more my intense love of the premise rather than the weaknesses of the novel.

I love the idea of parallel dimensions. I love it! There seemed to be so many possibilities of interesting places that Hainsworth could take this...

15%: Okay, so we're dropped into the typical Angsty Narrator. Poor baby, your girlfriend died...there is zero originality in this, and there's nothing original about C
the golden witch.
Caution: those expecting lots of action and swooning heroines - this book is mostly about coping with loss - which is so very important within YA lit, where we deny loss the most. "Through to You" was a pleasantly fun little thrill ride, though there were parts that disappointed me (namely, things that weren't talked about at all but really needed to be talked about), it was mostly pretty awesome. If you're looking for a subversively quiet sci-fi/fantasy YA book, go for "Through to You".

Okay, so
Feb 22, 2011 Jena marked it as to-read
whooa this sounds good.
There are a lot of recent young adult novels with crossways into parallel universes, and I actually own a couple of them, so I figured it was time to start reading. Through to You by Emily Hainsworth is one such novel, and it captured my attention partially because of male narrator. Camden's girlfriend Viv has died, in an accident he blames himself for. She was his world, and when he sees a girl appear at the site of Viv's car accident, it turns out she's from a parallel world--one where Viv is ...more
Emily Hainsworth’s debut novel is one you don’t want to miss. This story of parallel worlds will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

This review is going to be completely spoiler free but let me just tell you, it’s a little harder than normal for me to stick to that with this book. I just want to go on and on about it!

First up, the story is such a unique concept. I admit that I have been getting a little bored with all the similar stories in YA. Through To You definitely
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth was one of those fabulous surprises you come across every once in awhile. I really had no expectations. It had been quite awhile since I read the blurb and I had forgotten what it was about. I had some small impression that it was a contemporary until I went back and read the blurb a few pages in. Parallel worlds! How awesome is that?!

Through to You is so very unique. If you are hesitant about the plot, don’t be. I know when I hear other dimensions and parallel
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
A HUGE THANK YOU THANK YOU to Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to read this ARC of Throught to you. First of all I have to say that this book was EPIC! Man to say that I loved it would be an understatement. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Lord I kept saying Cam what the heck move on! Emily has crafted and created two worlds that mirror each in other in looks and people but what happens to the people is different.

In the real world as I will call it Cam has just
4.5 Stars

Through To You is a sci-fi/contemporary debut novel. Romance, mystery and an intriguing plot, it grabs your attention from the very first page and keeps you hooked until the very end.

This book is about a boy, named Camden Pike, who is in pieces ever since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He's still trying to get over his career-ending football injury, Camden feels like he's on his own. His mother is always working, and even though Mike, his friend, is trying to cheer him up; no one can fill
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
THEME: Angst/Romance

Through to You by Emily Hainsworth was not particularly what I was expecting, the story was very well written and definitely hits the emotional notes for the loss of a loved one. But I felt that the synopsis pretty much gave away everything that happened in the book. I’m all for mystery and guessing what’s going to happen next and was a bit surprised on predicting most of the story.

Through to Y
Paige Bradish
Wow, I agree with the back on the book this book defiantly is full of unexpected twists! In the beginning of the story we meet our main character Cam. As we know from the synopsis he has just lost his girlfriend Viv in a terrible car accident, and he's trying really hard to move on but he's having a really hard time. All of her friends set up a shrine for Viv right outside of school and Cam walks past it everyday. He's hoping that at one point it will get easier, but it doesn't seem like it's go ...more
Earlier this week, this book showed up at my library because apparently I had put it on hold. I don't remember doing this, but I figured I might as well read it since I've heard good things about it and the concept sounded interesting. Just a warning, this review is going to have one spoiler, because it would be pretty difficult for me to write a. But otherwise I'm going to try to make it spoiler free :).

Through to You was definitely better than I expected it to be. The whole apparition thing ha
Sarah (The Book Life)
I'm sure I've said this more than once, but I am fascinated by parallel universes. Just the idea that there is another one of us in another world, who may look and sound the same, but leads a completely different life. It's just such a cool idea and I'd like to think it is real. In Hainsworth's debut, Cam actually gets to glimpse another version of his life. Things are so similar in some ways, but drastically different in others. In Cam's world his girlfriend, Viv, has died. He hasn't been deali ...more
Jul 18, 2012 Brooke rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I flew through this book. Probably because Camden’s voice is amazing and I fell for him immediately!! He’s genuine and broken and an utter...guy—which I absolutely adore. *sighs* Yes, I liked Camden very much :)

But I also felt extremely bad for him. Because not only did he lose the ability to play football he also lost his girlfriend, Viv, in a terrible accident that he still blames himself for months after the fact.

So when Cam sees a girl materialize near Viv’s memorial, he thinks he’s finally
J.E. Rogers
It’s not often that one is given the opportunity to review a book that has yet to be released. I am pleased to say that I was lucky enough to be offered this opportunity by Byrd’s Books of Bethel, Connecticut. Byrd’s Books is one of those very rare ‘birds’ in today’s world; an independent, small shop book seller. Located in the center of the town of Bethel, the store resides in the upper floor of an old house, which is as quaint as the town itself. If you ever get to Connecticut you must visit B ...more
What it's about: Cam is struggling to deal with the death of his girlfriend Viv. When a he see's a strange, ghost-like girl, who isn't Viv, he discovers a portal into another world, like his but different. In this world, Viv is alive and that's all that matters now. But this Viv is different, and he feels something towards Nina that he just can't quite figure out.

What I thought: I wanted to love this book. Ever since I read the synopsis, I have been super excited about reading this book. However
Mikka Gottstein
Bevor ich mit meiner Rezi anfange: Cover und Klappentext haben bei mir den Eindruck erweckt, dass es sich hier um reine Romantasy handelt. Ich habe erwartet, dass es vor Allem oder sogar ausschließlich darum gehen würde, das Vivian und Camden einen Weg finden müssen, um wieder zusammen sein zu können, entweder in seiner oder in ihrer Welt. Dass wesentlich mehr dahinter steckt und die Geschichte echten Tiefgang hat, war für mich eine positive Überraschung.

Wer schon einmal einen geliebten Mens
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