The Nearest Faraway Place
The boys are suddenly orphans with nowhere to go, until a kind aunt and uncle give them a new home in Wales. Now Dylan and Griff have everything they need love, a happy home and a future. But Dylan is worried abou ...more
I can talk about almost nothing of the plot ...more
The Nearest Faraway Place tells the story of brothers, Griff and Dylan, as they come to terms with a devastating family tragedy and the uncertain future which lies ahead for them. The novel is split between the US and then later on, Aberystwyth in Wales as the brothers try to settle down and overcome this event to help build their futures, with Griff and Dylan having very different paths ahead of themselves.
This book. Just WOW. Like with ...more
I didn't realise that Dylan had also been killed in the crash with his parents but after I read it I thought about the clever writing containing the clues.
An enjoyable read but not in publi ...more
I was hooked in at the beginning with the quirky writing style but then things slowed down. I lost traction.
And I kept reading and the pace would change. But then I reached a point near the end and was shocked. So shocked that I had to go back and reread key parts to check.
I can’t believe I missed the clues.
After that point in time it was a quick read. A real tear jerker.
The truth is best faced with Friends willing to go through all the pain with you
The story was slow-paced which helped establish a connection between Griff and Dylan to the reader. I felt the pain, uncertainty and even sadness they had in coping with their situation and nearly made me cry. I wanted so much to hug both of them and tell them it’s okay and that everything would turn out better.
Dylan and Griff were both reluctant to share with others their grief and the sadness that haunt...more
Griff is in a bad condition in hospital as Dylan is by his side awaiting his brother to wake up, Griff acts traumatized until the news sinks in later on through the book about the accident and who it killed.
Griff does come round okay only to be told he'll be going to live with their principal Blossom in Brooklyn until the Br ...more
Not for me. I was pretty sure what was going on by page 30, but page 90 I knew, and by page 120, I was bored of the characters actively avoiding the obvious.
The writing was pretty good - although the odd formatting for the "whispering" and "shouting" got a little annoying - so if you don't pick up on the twist, it's probably an enjoyable read. But, for me, I couldn't face another 150 pages of everyone tiptoeing around what was going on to try and maintain the "suspense". YMMV.
The Nearest Faraway Place centres around two brothers. On Griff’s thirteenth birthday a tragic accident occurs. Whilst in the car, another car falls from a car transporter and kills their mum and dad. It is a heartbreaking end to Griff’s birthday. Griff is alive, but recovering in hospit ...more
I read this book a few months ago and realised I hadn't added it to my goodreads. After wondering for a few minutes what it was doing on my shelf but not my goodreads, I remembered that I had to put the book down for a while before I could think about reviewing it as my emotions were still in tatters.
The Nearest Faraway Place follows two brothers after a fatal car accident which killed their parents. Left orphaned, they are put up by their aunt and uncle who take care of them ...more
This was absolutely beautiful. It was both heart-breaking and incredible and I can't recommend this enough! It's a quick read but I've never read anything like it and the twist in the story at the end is completely and utterly unexpected. I will definitely be picking up more books from Hayley Long in the future - I can already tell now that this one is going to stick with me.
The Nearest Faraway Place
I’m actually so impressed with this book. The Nearest Faraway Plac ...more
The story centres around brothers Griff and Dylan, who are in a terrible car accident where both their parents are killed. Dylan is worried that his younger brother is not coping well and we get a great sense of both their characters and their feelings througho ...more
I read some other reviews and other people have mentioned there's no plot or little character but I think that's quite narrow. After the boys parents die in the first chapter they stay in a series of places and exist in their grief. Not a lot happens but then grief is incredibly difficult. I wa ...more
Powerful writing - emotional.
and then that twist at the end.............
Read and enjoy ..... ...more
When an aunt and uncle they’ve never met offer them a home in Wales, the boys end up in a world th ...more
When Dylan and Griff lose their parents in a fatal accident, their life of jet-setting around the world comes to a total standstill. Now taken in by their Aunt and Uncle, they must make new lives for themselves in Wales. But Dylan hides a terrible secre ...more
But of course there is a shocking twist!