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Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the ...more
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Balzer + Bray
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Blythe
(Warning: Possible spoilers, but really nothing you won't find in the synopsis)

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
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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.
Cee (The Mistress Case)
Boo Hoo, I don't care.

This review sums up everything.
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
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Andrea
Oct 04, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Rose
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
Kelly
Oct 02, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Isamlq
Oct 20, 2012 Isamlq rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Nafiza
Sep 26, 2012 Nafiza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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
Soumi
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
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Kimberly Sabatini
Nov 07, 2012 Kimberly Sabatini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mg-ya
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
Ariana
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 GOOD

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
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tarawrawr
Oct 10, 2012 tarawrawr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/10/through...

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
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Abigail Clayton
Mar 24, 2013 Abigail Clayton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Beth
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...

MY READING EXPERIENCE IN STAGES
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
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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
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Books
Jan 15, 2016 Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ellen-s-reviews
Wonderfully imaginative, Through to You is a sensitively written tale that deals with the extremes of grief for a deceased loved one. Cam simply can't Accept Viv's death, but, what if there was a way for him to see her again? Would it be the Viv he knew or would it be a different individual?

When the blurb of a book says something about parallel worlds, I'm hooked. In that respect this book doesn't disappoint at all. Inventive and absolutely believable, it blends the paranormal into the normal to
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Jena
Feb 22, 2011 Jena marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
whooa this sounds good.
Zoë
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
Khadiza Parvin
Nov 14, 2015 Khadiza Parvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Khadiza Parvin
Period 6
Through To You
By: Emily Hainsworth


“For this is Wisdom; to love, to live,
To take what Fate, or the Gods, may give,
To ask no question, to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair


I assume that Through To You is more than a typical Twilight Series, that I have read several times, but this novel… just hits the bomb shell. As a matter of fact, Through To You is the type of book that shows me the will to love again, even though you’re facing difficulties in lif
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Katie
Jan 04, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, signed, harperteen
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
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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
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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
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Sam
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
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Kristen
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
THEME: Angst/Romance
RECEIVED: ALA
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
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
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Paige Bradish
Jun 02, 2012 Paige Bradish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rachel
Nov 22, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Once Upon a Twilight
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth has a simplistic, yet intriguing cover. Many times when I’m given books to review the first thing that I do is examine the cover and make inferences regarding the story line. With Through to You my predictions were completely off. Camden Pike has just lost his girlfriend Viv. The beginning of the story opens up with a very depressing view of Cam and how he is not coping with the tragic death of his girlfriend. Cam and Viv were the perfect couple. They were comp ...more
Brooke
Jul 18, 2012 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Emily Hainsworth was raised in Syracuse, New York, until she fell in love and fled its gray skies for the sunny Rocky Mountains. Before she started writing full time, she worked as a turndown maid at a fancy golf club, scooped poop at a dog boarding kennel, worked retail in an upscale pet boutique, and owned a dog grooming business. She currently resides in Denver with her family. Emily's debut no ...more
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