Title: Be Not Far From Me
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Page Count: 240 pages
Genre: Contemporary // Mystery // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ .5
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books, an imprint of Harper Collins
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
The world is not tame.
Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine. Morning brings the realization that she’s alone – and far off trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive despite the red streak of infection creeping up her leg.
Mindy McInnis has a voice! Her voice is so potent I feel it seeping through the pages into my mind. The Female of The Species was such a great read I knew I needed to get my hands on Be Not Far From Me. No matter what the genre is this author can bring emotion and ideas to the forefront and have them stick with you for days.
I really enjoyed this one folks! There was something haunting and eery about it. There was teenage angst and pain and everything we all relate to from those days in our lives. You experience the character through this inner monologue of self discovery and perseverance through an intense survival story that was so well written. You experience everything the main character experienced. From wet feet to angry thoughts to crazy intense decisions she needed to make in the wild.
Such a well written story! Highly recommend if you want something different from your YA reads.
Thank you HCC Frenzy for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.